Parenting Resources

All Ages

  • Montessori Resources
  • AMI-USA Parent Resources
  • Kids Talk: A blog by Montessori guide and parent Maren Schmidt. Down-to-earth and practical advice for parents.
  • Love and Logic books by Jim Fay and Foster Cline
  • No: Why Kids–of All Ages–Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It by David Walsh
  • Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason by Alfie Kohn
  • Mind-Positive Parenting blog by David Walsh
  • One Hundred Child Development Tips: Insights and Suggestions from Montessori Teachers by Heather Pederson
  • How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
  • Kids Are Worth It! Giving Your Child The Gift Of Inner Discipline by Barbara Coloroso

Family and Marriage

  • The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties by William Doherty
  • Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart by William Doherty
  • Putting Family First: Successful Strategies for Reclaiming Family Life in a Hurry-Up World by William Doherty

General Parenting

  • Take Back Your Kids: Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times by William Doherty
  • Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter
  • Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids by Nancy Carlsson-Paige
  • Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne
  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber

Birth to Age 3

  • How Toddlers Thrive by Tovah Klein
  • Understanding the Human Being by Silvano Montanaro
  • Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years
  • Aid To Life (an AMI initiative for parents)
  • Aid To Life birth-to-three resources to download: Movement, Communication, Independence, Self-Discipline
  • Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three by Paula Polk Lillard and Lynn Lillard Jessen
  • The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life by Alison Gopnik

Ages 3 to 6

  • Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Parenting From Birth to Six Years
  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
  • Kids, Parents and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurchina
  • Sleepless in America: Is Your Child Misbehaving…or Missing Sleep? by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka
  • Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka


  • Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
  • Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems (Positive Discipline Library)


  • Why Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David Walsh
  • Parenting Teens With Love And Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood
    by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens by Laura S Kastner