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The Science of Aging

by Scientific American & Coleen Marlo Blackstone Publishing (August 18, 2020)

An infant born in the US today will probably live more than twenty years longer than the average lifespan a century ago. While living well into the eighties and nineties is becoming more and more attainable,...


Girls on the Edge

by Léonard Sax Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self.

In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician...


Boys Adrift

by Léonard Sax & Allan Robertson Hachette Book Group (June 27, 2017)

Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, American boys are, on average, less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. The gender gap in college attendance...


Mind in the Making

by Ellen Galinsky & Marguerite Gavin HarperAudio (June 09, 2020)

The President of the Families and Work Institute writes a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development

Ellen Galinsky has spent her entire career studying early childhood development,...


The Wheel of Life

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & Ellen Burstyn Simon & Schuster Audio (November 04, 2014)

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, MD transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying and continuing through...


Raising Human Beings

by Ross W. Greene & Jonathan Todd Ross Simon & Schuster Audio (August 09, 2016)

Renowned child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Lost at School and The Explosive Child explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while also nurturing empathy, honesty,...


The Emotional Life of the Toddler

by Alicia F. Lieberman & Cassandra Campbell Simon & Schuster Audio (December 12, 2017)

Now updated with new material throughout, Alicia F. Lieberman’s The Emotional Life of the Toddler is the seminal, detailed look into the varied and intense emotional life of children aged one to three. Hailed...


Uniquely Human

by Barry M. Prizant, P. J. Ochlan & Tom Fields-Meyer Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2015)

Uniquely Human is a groundbreaking book on autism, by one of the world's leading experts, who portrays autism not as a tragic disability, but as a unique way of being human.

Autism is usually portrayed as a checklist...


Aging Well

by George E. Vaillant & Keith Sellon-Wright Little, Brown (January 14, 2020)

In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies...


The Collapse of Parenting

by Léonard Sax & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (December 29, 2015)

In The Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax, an acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development, identifies a key problem plaguing American children, especially relative to other countries: the dramatic...


Finding Rose

by Angelia Brigance & Ali Cheff Made for Success (May 12, 2019)

Rose is delightful, flamboyant and a widow. Having just lost her husband, Rose's daughter steps in to find Rose increasingly disoriented and forgetful. Even as a nurse, Maureen does not recognize the early signs...


Triumphs of Experience

by George E. Vaillant & Don Hagen Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2013)

At a time when many people around the world are living intotheir tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development everundertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue...


Staring at the Sun

by Irvin D. Yalom & Gregory Gorton Blackstone Publishing (February 04, 2008)

Written in Irvin Yalom's inimitable storytelling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality. In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal...


NurtureShock

by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman Twelve (September 03, 2009)

In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Why do cross-racial friendships decrease in schools...


The Good News About Bad Behavior

by Katherine Reynolds Lewis PublicAffairs (April 17, 2018)

The current model of parental discipline is as outdated as a rotary phone.

Why don't our kids do what we want them to do? Parents often take the blame for misbehavior, but this obscures a broader trend: in our...


Chasing Life

by Sanjay Gupta Grand Central Publishing (April 09, 2007)

For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that "practical immortality" was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree....


The Art of Screen Time

by Anya Kamenetz PublicAffairs (January 30, 2018)

Finally: an evidence-based, reassuring guide to what to do about kids and screens, from video games to social media.

Today's babies often make their debut on social media with the very first sonogram. They begin...


Inventing Ourselves

by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore & Sarah Borges PublicAffairs (May 15, 2018)

A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior

The brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire...


Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

by Beverly Daniel Tatum Basic Books (September 05, 2017)

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated

Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups....