Books on Temperament for Parents

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Distributed at the Temperament Education Pre-conference Session CYFAR 2006 Aron, Elaine N. (2002). The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them. New York: Broadway Books. Brazelton, T. Berry, (1983). Infants and Mothers: Differences in Development (Revised edition). New York: Dell. This book describes infancy month by month, looking at three types of babies: quiet, average and active. Brazelton, T. Berry, (1989). Toddlers and Mothers. New York: Dell. Like the previous book, this one describes three types of toddlers. Budd, Linda, (1991). Living with The Active, Alert Child. New York: Prentice Hall. A book to make life easier for parents of the highly energetic child. Carey, William B., (2005). Understanding Your Child's Temperament. New York: Simon & Shuster. Chess, Stella & Thomas, Alexander, (1986). Know Your Child: An Authoritative Guide for Today’s Parents. New York: Basic Books. An excellent guide to child rearing from infancy through adolescence that takes temperament into account. Greenspan, Stanley I., (1995). The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley. Kristal, Jan, (2005). The Temperament Perspective: Working with Children's Behavioral Styles. Baltimore: Brookes. Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy, (1991). Raising Your Spirited Child. New York: Harper Perennial. A practical guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic. Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy, (2001). Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles. New York: Harper Collins. McClowry, Sandee Graham, (2003). Your Child's Unique Temperament: Insights and Strategies for Responsive Parenting. Champaign, Illinois: Research Press. Neville, Helen & Johnson, Diane C., (1998). Temperament Tools: Working with Your Child’s Inborn Traits. Seattle: Parenting Press. This book describes children with different temperament styles and offers suggestions on ways to make parenting go more smoothly. Schick, Lyndall, (Ed.). (1995). Temperament Talk: A Guide to Understanding Your Child. La Grande, Oregon: Center for Human Development.

Turecki, Stanley, (1994). Normal Children have Problems Too. New York: Bantam Books. Turecki, Stanley & Tonner, Leslie, (1989). The Difficult Child: Revised Edition. New York: Bantam Books. This book provides compassionate and practical advice to parents of hard-to-raise children.

Books on Temperament for Professionals
Carey, William B. & McDevitt, Sean C., (Eds.). (1989). Clinical and Educational Applications of Temperament Research. Swets & Zeitlinger: Amsterdam. Carey, William B. & McDevitt, Sean C., (Eds.). (1994). Prevention and Early Intervention: Individual Differences as Risk Factors for the Mental Health of Children. Brunner/Mazel: New York. Carey, William B. & McDevitt, Sean C., (1995). Coping with Children’s Temperament: A Guide for Professionals. Basic Books: New York. Chess, Stella & Thomas, Alexander, (1987). Origins and Evolution of Behavior Disorders: From Infancy to Early Adult Life. Harvard University Press: Cambridge. Chess, Stella & Thomas, Alexander, (1986). Temperament in Clinical Practice. Guilford Press: New York. Garrison, William T., & Earls, Felton J., (1987). Temperament and Child Psychopathology. Sage Publications: Newbury Park. Keogh, Barbara K., (2003). Temperament in the Classroom: Understanding Individual Differences. Baltimore: Brookes. Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy, (1998). Raising Your Spirited Child Workbook: A Companion Workbook to Help Parents Create Families Where Spirit Thrives. Harper Perennial: New York.

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