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Working Parents: Resource List


Books for Children

Ages 4 to 8

  • A Chair For My Mother by Vera Williams William Morrow, 1993
  • A.J.'S Mom Gets a New Job: Adjusting to a Two-Career Family by Lawrence Balter, Roz Schanzer (illustrator) Barron's, 1990
  • Mama's Coming Home by Kate Banks Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003
  • The Berenstain Bears and Mama's New Job by Stan Berenstain Econo Clad Books, 1999
  • When Mama Gets Home by Marisabina Russo Greenwillow, 1998

Ages 7 to 10

  • If You Were A Writer by Joan Lowery Nixon Econo-Clad Books, 1999
  • Mama's Birthday Surprise by Elizabeth Spurr, Felipe Davalos (illustrator) Hyperion Books for Children, 1996
  • My Mom's A Vet by Henry Horenstein Demco Media, 1996
  • My Working Mom by Peter Glassman, Tedd Arnold (illustrator) Morrow Junior Books, 1994
  • Ramona and Her Mother by Beverly Cleary Econo-Clad Books, 1999

Young Adult

  • Misty and Me by Barbara Girion Econo Clad Books, 1999

Books for Adults

  • Food Fights and Bedtime Battles: A Working Parents Guide to Negotiating Dialy Power Struggles Berkeley Publ Group, 2001
  • Parent's Guide to Business Travel: Practical Advice and Wisdom for When You Have to Be Away by Charlie Hudson Capital Books, 2003
  • Positive Discipline for Working Parents: Raising Responsible, Respectful and Resourceful Children When You Work Outside the Home by Jane Nelsen Rima Publishing, 2003
  • The Working Mother Book of Time: How to Take It, Make It, Save It, and Savor It by Working Mother Magazine St. Martin's Griffin, 2000
  • What Happy Working Mothers Know: How New Findings in Positive Psychology Can Lead to a Healthy and Happy Work/Life Balance by Cathy Greenberg Wiley, 2009
  • Working Fathers: New Strategies for Balancing Work and Family by James A. Levine and Todd L. Pittinsky Harvest Books, 1998

Compiled by Catherine Smith, MLS, medical librarian at the Family Health Library, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO.
Published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2010-06-04
Last reviewed: 2010-06-04

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