The Parenting Center maintains lending libraries of parenting books and videos at both the Metairie and Children's Hospital locations.
Members may check them out according to the following guidelines:
- Check-out Limits:
- Two books and two videos.
- Check-out Procedure:
- All materials must be checked out and returned at the front desk. Parents are considered responsible for the materials until they are checked in.
- Check-out Duration:
- Two weeks for books and one week for videos/DVDs.
- Lost and Overdue Materials:
- A replacement fee will be charged for all lost or destroyed books, videotapes, and DVDs. Borrowers will be sent reminder notices and anything past due 30 days or more will be assessed the replacement fee.
For information on parenting check out these titles in our Library:
- Loving Each One Best
- Brain Rules for Babies
- The No-Cry Sleep Solution
- Welcome to Your Child's Brain
- The Emotional Life of the Toddler
- Siblings Without Rivalry
- Raising Your Spirited Child
- The Truth About Children and Divorce
- Positive Discipline series
- The Preschool Years
- Is This a Phase?
- Without Spanking or Spoiling
- Becoming the Parent You Want to Be
- Food Fights
- Discipline without Distress
- The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
- From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children
- Nurturing Good Children Now
- The Roller Coaster Years
- How to Hug a Porcupine
- Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense
- Loving Each One Best
- Getting It Right with Teens
- Seven Steps to Homework Success
- Mastering Anger and Aggression: The Brazelton Way
- Nursing Mother, Working Mother, Revised Edition
Resources for parents:
NYU Child Study Center: http://www.aboutourkids.org/
Child and Family Web Guide: http://www.cfw.tufts.edu/
Your Child Development and Behavior Resources: www.med.umich.edu/yourchild
Common Sense Media: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/
Zero to Three: http://www.zerotothree.org/
American Academy of Pediatrics: http://www.healthychildren.org/
Parenting Counts (Talaris Institute): http://www.parentingcounts.org/
National Sleep Foundation: http://www.sleepfoundation.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Parent Information): www.cdc.gov/parents
Palo Alto Medical Foundation (adolescent topics): www.pamf.org/parents/overview.html