Parenting is an ongoing process. To continue your learning, check out your local library for these suggested resources. If your local library does not have them, they can obtain the books for you from other resource centres through interlibrary loan.

This is not a complete listing of resources on parenting, but it will get you started.

The views and opinions expressed in the following resources and websites are not necessarily endorsed by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute.

Activities for Your Child

Ellison, Shelia and Gray Judith. 365 days of Creative Play. Illinois, Sourcebooks Inc, 1995.

Safe Kids Canada

Segal, Marilyn. Your Child at Play: Birth to One Year. New York: New Market Press, 1998.

Segal, Marilyn. Your Child at Play: Two to Three Years. New York: New Market Press, 1998.


Caring for Kids

Huggins, Kathleen and Linda Ziedrich. The Nursing Mother's Guide to Weaning. Boston Massachusetts: Harvard Common Press, 1994.

La Leche League

Child Care

Canadian Child Care Federation

The Ministry of Social Services


Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. New York: Avon Books, 1999.

Helmstetter, Shad. Predictive Parenting: What to Say When You Talk to Your Kids. Toronto: Pocket Books, 1989.


Brenner, Mark L. When No Gets You Nowhere: Teaching Your Toddler and Child Self-Control. California: Prima Publishing, 1997.

Coloroso, Barbara. Kids are Worth It! Giving your child the gift of inner discipline. Toronto: Penguin Books of Canada, 2001.

Coloroso, Barbara. Winning at ParentingWithout Beating Your Kids. Littleton, Colorado, 1989. (video and booklet).

Crary, Elizabeth. Without Spanking or Spoiling (Second Edition): A Practical Approach to Toddler and Preschool Guidance. Seattle: Parenting Press, 1993.

Durant, J.E. Positive Discipline, What is it and how to use it.

Erwin, Cheryl. Positive Discipline for Preschoolers (Revised and Second Edition). Rocklin, California: Prima Publishing, 1998.

Levinson, Kathy. First Aid for Tantrums. Florida: Saturn Press, 1997.

 Nelsen, Jane. Positive Discipline (Revised). Rocklin, California: Prima Publishing, 1996.

Nelsen, Jane. Positive Discipline for Single Parents (Revised and Second Edition). Rocklin, California: Prima Publishing, 1999.

Nelsen, Jane and H. Stephen Glenn. Time Out, Abuses and Effective Uses. Sunrise Books, Tapes and Videos.

Nelsen, Jane. Lynn Lott and H. Stephen Glenn. Positive Discipline A to Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems. Rocklin, California: Prima Publishing, 1993.

Parenting Magazine. Parenting Guide to Positive Discipline. New York: Ballatyne Books, 2001.

Sears, William and Martha. The Discipline Book. New York: Little, Brown & Company, 1995

General Parenting

3 Cheers for the Early Years (2009). Growing Miracles: The First Six Years With Your Child. Calgary, AB: Calgary Health Region.

B.C. Council for Families

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs -

Canadian Institute of Child Health

Canadian Pediatric Society

Centre of Excellence for Early Child Development

Davis, L. and J. Keyse. Becoming the Parent You Want to Be. New York: Broadway Books, 1997.

Dinkmeyer, Don and Gary McKay. The Parents Handbook (STEP). Minnesota: American Guidance Service, 1989.

Dinkmeyer, Don and Gary McKay. Parenting Young Children. (STEP Program) Minnesota: American Guidance Service, 1989.

Dreikurs, Rudolf. Children: The Challenge. New York: Plume, Penguin Books, 1990.

Durrant, J.E., Ensom, R., and Coalition on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth (2004). Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. Ottawa: Coalition on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. (available online at

Family Service Canada

Health Canada. Nobody's Perfect Program

Health Canada. You and Your Baby. Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas and McIntyre, 1991.

Invest in Kids -

Marzollo, Jean and Irene Trivas. Fathers and Babies. New York: Harper Perennial, 1993.


Parenting Education Saskatchewan

Popkin, Michael H. Active Parenting Today Parent's Guide. Atlanta: Active Parenting Publishers, 1993.

The Hospital for Sick Kids

The Parent Report

The Vanier Institute of the Family

Vannoy, Steven. The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Wood, Dr. Margaret. The Baby and Child Care Quick Reference Encyclopedia. Family Communications Inc., 1991.

Woolfson, Dr. R.C. A to Z Child Development: From Birth to Five Years. Toronto: Stoddart, 1995.

Zero to Three

Growth and Development

Bennett, Holly and Teresa Pitman. Steps and Stages: The Preschool Years. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1998.

 Bennett, Holly and Teresa Pitman. Steps and Stages: The Toddler Years. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1998.

Black, Janet. Margaret Puckett and Michael Bell. The Young Child: Development from Prebirth to Age Eight. New York: Maxwell MacMillan, 1992.

Bukatko, Danuta and Marvin Dayhler. Child Development: A Topical Approach. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992.

Canadian Medical Association. Complete Book of Mother and Baby Care. Reader's Digest, 1992.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Growth and Development Guide (Third Edition). Milestones, 1998.

Clarke, Jean Illsley. Growing Up Again. Minnesota: Hazelden, 1989.

Henderson Shimm, Patricia. Parenting Your Toddler: The Expert's Guide to the Tough and Tender Years. Don Mills: Addison-Wesley, 1995.

Leach, Penelope. Baby and Child: From Birth to Age Five. London: Penguin Books, 1989.

Leach, Penelope. The Parents A to Z: A Guide to Children's Health, Growth and Happiness. London: Penguin Books, 1989.

Markova, Dawna. How Your Child is Smart. A Life-Changing Approach to Learning. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1992.

Sachoen, Elin. Growing With Your Child: Reflections on Parent Development. Toronto: Doubleday, 1992.

Shelov, Steven P. Caring for Your Baby and Your Child: Birth to Age 5. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1991.



Bettner, Betty Lou and Amy Lew. Raising Kids Who Can. Newton Centre, Massachusetts: Connexions Press, 1996.

Glenn, Stephen H. and Jane Nelsen. Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World. Rocklin, California: Prima Publishing, 1989.

Marston, Stephanie. The Magic of Encouragement. Nurturing Your Child's Self-Esteem. New York: Pocket Books, 1990.


 Pearce, John and Jane Bidder. Baby and Toddler Sleep Program: How to Get Your Child to Sleep Through the Night, Every Night. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Fisher Books, 1999.

Reichert, Benny. In Search of Sleep: Straight Talk about Babies, Toddlers & Night Wakings. Toronto: Sarasota Press, 2001.

Sears, William. Nighttime Parenting: How to Get Your Baby and Child to Sleep. New York: Plume, 1999.

Special Needs

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. Raising Your Spirited Child. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.

Malbin, Deane. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects: Strategies for Professionals. Minnesota: Hazelden, 1993.

Teen Parents

Lindsay, Jeanne Warren. Teen Dads: Rights, Responsibilities and Joys. Buena Park: Morning Glory Press Inc., 1993.

Lindsay, Jeanne W. and Sally McCullough. Teens Parenting: Discipline from Birth to Three. California: Morning Glory Press Inc., 1991.

Lindsay, Jeanne Warren. Teens Parenting: Your Baby's First Year. California: Morning Glory Press, 1991.

Lindsay, Jeanne W. Teens Parenting: The Challenge of Toddlers. California: Morning Glory Press, 1991.

Toilet Training

Krueger, Anne. Parenting Guide to Toilet Training. New York: Ballantine Books, 2000.

Lansky, Vicky. Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime & Night time Training. New York: Bantam Books, 1993.

Zweiback, Meg. Keys to Toilet Training. New York: Barnns Education Series Inc., 1998.
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