|Books/Materials about Temperament
for Parents and Professionals
Books/Materials about Temperament for Parents & Caregivers
Books on this page are intended to be resources for parents and other caregivers who are dealing with a youngster who exhibits spirited or difficult
temperament characteristics. In our experience most caregivers find these particular books informative and helpful. Highlighted books can be purchased either from B-DI or Amazon.com-just click on the link to learn more. Or check your local bookstore.
Books written for professionals are listed in the "Read All" section below.
Parenting Made Complicated: What Science Really Knows About the Greatest Debates of Early Childhood by David Rettew, MD. Oxford University Press, Inc., 2021.
Raising Your Spirited Baby by Mary S. Kurcinka, EdD. William Morrow, 2020.
The Normal But Not-So-Easy Child: Raising Your Child Without Frustration, Anger, or Guilt by Robert J. Hudson, MD. Resiliency Press, Inc., 2019.
Temperament tools:Working with your child's inborn traits. Revised Edition by Helen Neville and Diane Clark Johnson. Parenting Press, Inc., 2015.
Is that me yelling? by Rona Renner. New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 2014.
The explosive child.A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children. by Ross Greene, PhD, Harper Paperbacks, 2014.
Is this a phase? Child Development and Parenting Strategies, Birth to 6 Years by Helen Neville. Parenting Press, Inc., 2007.
New paperback edition! Understanding your child's temperament. By William B. Carey, M.D., with Martha M. Jablow. New York. Macmillan: Simon & Schuster. 2005.
The highly sensitive child: Helping our children thrive when the world overwhelms them. by Elaine N. Aron, Broadway Books, 2002.
The difficult child. Revised Edition: 2000 Edition..By Stanley Turecki and L. Tonner. New York: Bantam Books, 2000.
Kids, parents and power struggles. By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Quill Press, 2001.
Raising your spirited child. By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Perrenial Press, 1998.
Temperament talk: A guide to understanding your child. Kathy Goodman, Lyndall Schick, Barbara Tyler, & Barb Zukin. Center for Human Development, Inc., 1995.