Recommended Reading


Here is a list of books that we like to recommend.
You can click on any title to purchase them directly from Amazon or find them at your local book store.

  1. The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine
  2. Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt): A Dad’s Advice for Daughters by Philip Van Munching and Katie Couric
  3. Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: Expanded Third Edition: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships by Ruth Bell
  4. Cool Communication: From Conflict to Cooperation for Parents and Kids by Andrea Henkart
  5. Doing It Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex by Bronwen Pardes
  6. The Epidemic: The Rot of American Culture, Absentee and Permissive Parenting, and the Resultant Plague of Joyless, Selfish Children by Robert Shaw
  7. Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid They’d Ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child’s Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens by Justin Richardson
  8. Girls Speak Out: Finding Your True Self by Andrea Johnston and Gloria Steinem
  9. Respect: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed by Courtney Macavinta
  10. Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld
  11. The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids by Barbara Strauch
  12. Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman
  13. Positive Discipline for Teenagers by Jane Nelson
  14. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
  15. The Teen Survival Guide To Dating & Relating: Real-World Advice on Guys, Girls, Growing Up, and Getting Along by Annie Fox
  16. Too Stressed To Think? – A Teen Guide to staying Sane when Life Makes You Crazy by Annie Fox
  17. Mother Nurture by Rick Hansen
  18. Not Much Just Chillin’: The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers by Linda Perlstein
  19. It’s Not about Food: Change Your Mind; Change Your Life; End Your Obsession with Food and Weight by Carol Emery Normandi
  20. Over It: A Teen’s Guide to Getting Beyond Obsessions with Food and Weight by Carol Normandi and Laurelee Roark
  21. It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health (Robie Sex Books) by Robie Harris
  22. It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families (Robie Sex Books) by Robie Harris
  23. Sex and Sensibility: The Thinking Parent’s Guide to Talking Sense About Sex by Deborah Roffman
  24. How to Talk to Your Child About Sex: It’s Best to Start Early, but It’s Never Too Late – A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Linda and Richard Eyre
  25. A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine
  26. Ready or Not, Here Life Comes by Mel Levine
  27. The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel
  28. Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon
  29. Real Boys – Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack
  30. Zits Supersized: A Zits Treasury by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman
  31. Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall? – A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated by Anthony Wolf
  32. It’s Not Fair, Jeremy Spencer’s Parents Let Him Stay up All Night! – A Guide to the Tougher Parts of Parenting by Anthony Wolf
  33. Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying by Mike Riera
  34. Surviving High School by Mike Riera
  35. Uncommon Sense for Parents With Teenagers by Mike Riera
  36. Financing College: How Much You’ll Really Have to Pay and How to Get the Money (Financing College), 4th Edition Kiplingers

Please contact us if you need help choosing the right book to support you and your child.

Call Teen Solutions Therapy for a free initial phone consultation: (415) 360-5445

Subscribe to our mailing list

*indicates required

Teen Groups

Teen Boys Program
Get the support you need to help raise your teenage son. Here is an overview of the elements of our program.
Teen Boy's Program Flyer

Teen Boys Team
This team helps teen boys grow up through positive mentoring. Support your son to get the guidance he needs to become respectful, confident and responsible.
Teen Boy's Team Flyer

Adult Groups

R.I.G.H.T. Men's Team
This team helps fathers become confident, successful and trustworthy. Join us for physical activity, mental clarity and honest feedback. Take your game to the next level!
RIGHT Men's Team