Family & Parenting

Mark Sloan, M.D.

Mark Sloan, M.D. is a pediatrician in California.

Birth Day: A Pediatrician Explores the Science, the History, and the Wonder of Childbirth (Ballantine, 2009).

Brad Sachs, Ph.D.

Brad Sachs, Ph.D. is a family psychologist and the founder and director of The Father Center.

When No One Understands: Letters to a Teenager on Life, Loss and the Hard Road to Adulthood (Shambhala, 2007).

The Good Enough Teen (HarperCollins Quill, 2004).

The Good Enough Child: How to Have An Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied (HarperCollins Quill, 2001).

Things Just Haven’t Been The Same (Morrow, 1992).

Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult toward Success and Self-Reliance (Palgrave, 2010).

Robert Rummel-Hudson

Schuyler’s Monster is a beautifully written, poignant, humorous, touching and ultimately uplifting memoir of a special needs child who teaches a man full of self-doubt how to be the father she needs. (St Martin’s Press, 2008).

Justine Walsh and Kim Nicholson

Justine Walsh and Kim Nicholson are young, professional English nannies in the tradition of Mary Poppins.

Nanny’s Wisdom: Secrets for Raising Happy, Healthy Children (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2005).

Dawn Davenport

The Complete Book of International Adoption (Broadway Books/Random House, 2007).

Karen Lindsey

Karen Lindsey (see also Health & History) is a writer, feminist historian, and adjunct professor at Emerson College and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Over the past 25 years her work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and anthologies.

Friends as Family (Beacon Press, 1995).

Jeffrey P. Wittmann, Ph.D.

Jeffrey P. Wittmann, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and divorce mediator. He heads The Center for Forensic Psychology, Child and Family psychological services in Albany, New York.

Custody Chaos, Personal Peace: Sharing Custody With An Ex Who’s Driving You Crazy (Penguin Putnam, 2001). A powerful tool for creating peace.

*Work in Progress: A book on parenting as a spiritual practice.

Celia Straus

Celia Straus is a writer for print, film, and video. she currently conducts workshops for parents and teens.

The Mother Daughter Circle: Making Lifelong Connections With Your Teenager (Ballantine, 2003) is a guidebook for mothers that offers new ways to re-discover and strengthen relationships with their daughters.

More Prayers on My Pillow: Words of Comfort, Hope, and Faith for Teenage Girls (Ballantine, 2000) was born out of the success of its predecessor. The book was followed by a CD, a calendar, and prayer cards.

Prayers on My Pillow: Inspiration for Girls on the Threshold of Change (Ballantine Books, 1998) is a luminous volume of heartfelt prayers written originally for Celia’s own daughters. A classic.

David Strah and Susanna Margolis with photographer Kris Timkin

Gay Dads: A Celebration of Gay Fathers and Their Families (Tarcher, 2003), photos and text. Gloria Steinem writes, “…it’s proof that fathers can be just as nurturing as mothers…gay Dads is an intelligent, compassionate, and important book.”

*Work in Progress: The Diversity Dictionary: A Guide to Talking to Your Kids About Their Multi-Everything World

Greg Wolfe

How to Make Love to a Plastic Cup: And Other Things I Learned While Trying to Knock Up My Wife (HarperCollins, 2010).

Barbara Rodriguez with Eve Adamson

The Organic Nanny: Secrets to a Happier, Healthier Child (Da Capo, 2012).

Jodi Fodor

The SAT Word Slam (Adams/F&W). Agented by Katharine Sands.

Shawn A. Tassone and Kathryn Landherr

Hands Off My Belly: The Pregnant Woman’s Survival Guide to Myths, Mothers, and Moods (Prometheus Books). Agented by
Katharine Sands.