New Parent Library of Parent Book Study Books

Need some reading for Spring Break? Come borrow a Parent Book Study book from the Parent Library located in the College Counseling Office. The Parent Library includes copies of past Parent Book Study books for parents to borrow and return when they are done reading them. Parent Book Study started meeting in the fall of 2016 and has read the following books:


Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
by Amy Ellis Nutt and Frances E. Jensen


The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure And Material Advantage Are Creating A Generation Of Disconnected And Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine


The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
by Steiner-Adair EdD., Catherine and Teresa H. Barker


How to Raise an Adult: Break free of the overparenting trap and prepare your kid for success
by Julie Lythcott-Haims.

Summer 2020

Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
by Frank Bruni

Summer 2020

The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers
by Wendy Mogel

The goal of Parent Book Study is to promote parent learning through reading and discussion. This year’s book is Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population by Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak. Not only do we meet in small groups to build relationships and learn from each other, but we also provide a book each year as a community read to increase knowledge and connection in the wider ESJ community. Even if parents aren’t able to attend our meetings, perhaps they are talking with other parents or their students about the information from Parent Book Study books. Enjoy reading and learning!