Recommended Reading

Montessori Books

The Child in the Family, by Maria Montessori

Montessori Madness, by Trevor Eissler
Parent to parent sharing, answering the question “why Montessori?”

The Call to Brilliance, by Resa Steindel Brown
How to find the passion that leads to brilliance in all our children and in ourselves

Mathworks, by Michael Duffy
Picture book describing the brilliant Montessori math materials and how to use them

Understanding Montessori, and Building Cathedrals Not Walls, by Maren Schmidt
Books for teachers and parents by an award winning columnist

The Montessori Way, by Tim Seldin and Paul Epstein
An overview of Montessori education from early childhood to adolescence

How to Raise an Amazing Child the Montessori Way, by Tim Seldin
A beautiful DK book with photographs and tips on child development, discipline and the home environment

Arbinger Books

Leadership and Self Deception

Anatomy of Peace

Two books by the Arbinger Institute describing human relationships, getting to the heart of conflict, finding a new way of being.

Relationship Books

Dear Parents, Caring for Infants with Respect and Your Self-Confident Baby, by Magda Gerber,

How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk, by Elaine Mazlish and Adele Faber

The Art of Loving, by Erich Fromm

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey

The Art of Possibility, by Benjamin and Rosamund Zander

Loving What Is, by Byron Katie

Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life, by Marshall Rosenburg

Positive Discipline, by Jane Nelson

How to Raise Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World, by Stephen Glenn

Parenting with Love and Logic, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Parenting Young Children and The Parents Handbook, STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) books by Don Dinkmeyer and Gary McKay

Education Books

Tomorrow’s Children, by Rianne Eisler

The Responsive Classroom resources, including The First Six Weeks of School, Solving Thorny Behavior Problems, and The Power of Our Words

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