Marcy Seminoff

Parenting Adolescents Reading List:

Parents, Teens and Boundaries
Jane Bluestein, Health Communications Inc., 1993.
Insightful book offering tools to strengthen boundaries and the parent/teen relationship.

The Parentís Little Book of Lists
Jane Bluestein, Health Communications Inc., 1997.
Tips for parenting all ages: Relationship building, skill building, understanding motivation and power struggles, parent self-care; all in easy to digest lists.

Growing Up Again.
Jean Illsley Clarke, Second Edition, Hazelden., 1998.
A deep, meaningful journey through many aspects of parenting that brings the reader closer to their childhood in a healing and empowering way. Includes many tools for healthy discipline and healthy family systems.

How Much is Enough?
Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson and David Bredehoft, Marlow and Company, 2004.
Great new research on a previously unexplored aspect of parenting offers many ideas on how to raise likeable, responsible and respectful children

Letting Go: A Parentís Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger, Harper Perenniel, 1997.
Important insights for this right of passage.

Kids are Worth It: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline.
Barbara Coloroso, Avon Books, 1994.
Coloroso describes the three types of families: Backbone, Brickwall and Jellyfish- great concepts to aid in healthy discipline and building self-esteem.

You and Your Adolescent
Laurence Steinberg and Ann Levine, Harper Perennial, 1997.
A comprehensive, practical book including developmental stages; intellectual, social, physical growth; discipline, drugs and alcohol, and helpful information about parent development.

Ms. Seminoff's work with clients focuses on empowering individuals and families to cope more effectively with life challenges. She guides them to:

* Discover and develop individual and family strengths.

* Explore beliefs and behaviors that sabotage personal goals or relationships.

* Evaluate family dynamics and patterns in relationships that impact both individual and family well-being.

* Develop acceptance for self and family members.