Resources for Parents:
This list of resources has been compiled from parent and provider report and has been listed here to provide options for families. Their presence on this list does not necessarily include a Children's Hospital endorsement.
The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families provides resources regarding your child's behavior and development including, but not limited to: promoting social emotional development, health and nutrition, brain development, challenging behavior and sleep. There are also links to public policy issues affecting young children.
The Center on Media and Child Health provides information on the effects of television and other media on your child's development and health.
Infants & Mothers, by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
Toddlers & Parents, by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
Your Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five, by Penelope Leach
Your Child at Play (series), by Marilyn Segal, Ph.D
Your Two Year Old, Terrible or Tender, by Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D and Frances L. Ilg, M.D.
Discipline and Behavior:
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, by Thomas W. Phelan
SOS! Help for Parents, by Lynn Clark, Ph.D
The Challenging Child, by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., with Jacqueline Salmon
The Time Out Solution, by Lynn Clark
Touchpoints: Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development: Birth-3: The Essential Reference for the Early Years, by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D.
Find an Early Intervention Provider that services where you live
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Family Ties of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs.
Feeding and Nutrition:
Signing Time DVDs help you and your child learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary words using music.
Beyond Baby Talk: From Sounds to Sentences, A Parent's Complete Guide to Language Development, by Kenn Apel and Julie Masterson
Hand in Hand Parenting provides resources, training, and lots of support for parents of young children and professionals who work with them. For over 20 years, Parenting by Connection has brought parents practical tools to resolve universal family challenges.
Parent-2-Parent enables parents to share their experiences, advice and knowledge with one another through various forums and blogs.
Playful Parenting, by Lawrence J. Cohen
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, by Marc Weissbluth
Sleeping Through the Night: How Infants, Toddlers and Their Parents Can Get a Good Night's Sleep, by Jodi A. Mindell
Solving Your Child's Sleep Problem, by Richard Ferber
The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night, by Elizabeth Pantley
The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers, by Elizabeth Pantley