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Man Enough Man Enough : Fathers, Sons, and the Search for Masculinity. Frank Pittman, M.D.

This author, well-known among therapists, takes a compassionate look at how strengths and lacks in the fathering they received make it difficult for many men to be the kind of man and father they want to be. Good reading for both men and women.

Women's issues
See also Perimenopause / Menopause in theOur Bodies department



The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.


A Grief Observed.  C. S. Lewis.

This beloved Christian writer, author of the Narnia series and many non-fiction Christian apologetics, lost his beloved wife Joy.  He writes very movingly about how his faith was shaken, and how he gradually came to terms with her death

Lament For A Son Nicholas Wolterstorff

Wolterstorff, a Christian philosopher, explores the many aspects of the loss of his son with openness and intensity. This is a very personal yet universal expression of grief.

How to Survive the Loss of a Love, Melba Colgrove PhD, Harold H. Bloomfield MD, and Peter McWilliams

A helpful book which provides tools and perspective when faced with a loss.


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After identifying seven common manifestations of antisocial behavior, parents are given reasons and methods for dealing with children whose patterns of behavior may well lead to criminal activity or other very serious problems. Not for everybody, but thought-provoking for those who deal with children who seem stuck in a self-destructive path.


Back in Control. Gregory Bodenhamer.

Parent in Control. Gregory Bodenhamer.

Two very popular books by a former probation officer, offering practical methods for regaining parental in a positive manner. Parents of children who are acting out severely have found these to be helpful, and if your family's difficulties are milder, you may appreciate these all the more.

Birds n Bees


My Body, My Self for Boys : The 'What's Happening to My Body?' Workbook for Boys Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras

My Body, My Self for Girls : The 'What's Happening to My Body?' Workbook Lynda Madaras and Area Madaras


God's Design for Sex series (books 1-4). Stan and Brenna Jones.

A widely-acclaimed series for children ages 5 through adolescence, used in many Christian sex education programs.



Power Parenting for Children With ADD/ADHD : A Practical Parent's Guide for Managing Difficult Behaviors Grad L. Flick, Ph.D.




The Hurried Child : Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon David Elkind

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