Our library has a large collection of books on parenting. Below are just a few suggested resources. If you don't see what you are looking for, please ask the Reference Librarian for help finding what you need.
10 mindful minutes (158.1 Hawn)Subtitle: Giving our children--and ourselves--the social and emotional skills to reduce stress and anxiety for healthier, happier lives
How to talk so teens will listen & listen so teens will talk (649.125 Faber)
Learn conversational strategies for talking with your teen.
It's so much work to be your friend (379.1 Lavoie)
Subtitle: Helping the child with learning disabilities find social success
Mom, there's a man in the kitchen and he's wearing your robe (646.77086947 Fisher)
A "dating guide" for single mothers.
Practical wisdom for parents (649.123 Shulman)
Advice on how to negotiate the preschool years both at school and at home.
Respecting autism (618.928588 Greenspan)Profiles 16 students on the autism spectrum and discusses their journey through the medical and special education systems.
Teach your children well (in process at Maynard)Subtitle: parenting for authentic success.
The unwritten rules of friendship (649.1 Elman)
Subtitle: Simple strategies to help your child make friends.
The American Psychological Association publishes articles on parenting in this section of its website.
Local parenting magazine
Local online newspaper with articles and events for parents.
This local organization, made up of parents, provides social support and parenting resources to families with young children. Offers ongoing programs and special events.
Find articles on topics relating to parenting.
An online guide for parents living apart. Advice on how to plan for shared parenting. Created by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
Adoption and Foster Parenting
Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services online portal for information related to adopting a child.
US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs online portal has information on adopting a child from overseas. This link goes to the adoption process overview.
Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services online portal for information related to becoming a foster parent.