Parenting

Background Information

More books and videos about parenting and related topics can be found using the Library's catalog.

Anxious Parents: A History of Modern Childrearing in America HQ 769. S 76 2003
Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder RJ 506. B 44 G 53 2013
Beyond Remote-controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media Age P 94.5 C 55 L 47 2013
Educated Parent: Recent Trends in Raising Children HQ 755.8 S 36 2004
Ethics of Parenthood HQ 755.85 R 515 2010
Handbook of Parenting: Styles, Stresses and Strategies Online only
History of Parenting Practices: Child Development Theories [Streaming Video] Online only
Kids: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Raise Our Children RJ 47. S 475 2001
Lost Adventures of Childhood: The High Price of Hyper-Parenting [Streaming Video] Online only
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children HQ 772. B 8455 2009
Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia REF HQ 755.8 P 3783 2000
Parenting 101: Basic Skills for Raising Confident Children [Streaming Video] Online only
Parenting Experts: Their Advice, the Research, and Getting it Right HQ 755.8 R 365 2005
Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times Online only
Rocking the Cradle: Gay Parenting [Streaming Video] Online only
What is Parenthood? Contemporary Debates About the Family Online only

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any psychological or sociological topic, from mental illness to developmental psychology to group dynamics. Not only can it find articles on parenting techniques in psychology, it can also find articles from related disciplines like education and law.
PsycARTICLES
Created by the American Psychological Association, this database contains scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles from top psychology journals. 
PsycINFO
PsycINFO is another great psychology database. It can be used to locate even more scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on any topic in psychology.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
This psychology database focuses more on the behavioral, emotional, and developmental aspects of psychology. This is a great database for researching the effectiveness and impact of various parenting techniques and discipline styles. 

Web Resources

LGBT Parenting in the United States
The independent Williams Institute sponsored and published these reports showing the state of LGBT parenting in the United States. The report covers economics, social status, adoption, and demographics.
Parenting
This page from Ohio State University's Family and Consumer Services site shares links from around the Internet to information on the practical side of parenting research.
Parenting Gap
This report from the Brookings Institute is an excellent source for statistics and research on the impact of parents' socioeconomic status on their children.
Parenting Research Briefs
Cornell University's College of Human Ecology has shared dozens of their research reports, which cover child development, parent employment, family meals, and many more topics.