Come Borrow a Book for Thanksgiving Break from the Parent Library

Need some reading for Thanksgiving 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:

2016-2017 and 2021-2022
Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
by Amy Ellis Nutt and Frances E. Jensen

2017-2018
The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure And Material Advantage Are Creating A Generation Of Disconnected And Unhappy Kids by Madeline Levine

2018-2019
The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age
by Steiner-Adair EdD., Catherine and Teresa H. Barker

2019-2020
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

2020-2021
Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population by Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak

The goal of Parent Book Study is to promote parent learning through reading and discussion. This year’s book is a repeat of our first Parent Book Study, Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Amy Ellis Nutt and Frances E. Jensen. 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!