Recommended Books – Summer 2011

Positive Discipline for Teenagers
by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D. and Lynn Lott

The Disease to Please: Curing the People-Pleasing Syndrome
by Harriet Braiker, Ph.D.

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
by The Dalai Lama

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
by John Gottman

“Studies demonstrate that if you engage in helping activities as a teen you will still be reaping the health benefits 60 or 70 years later. And no matter when you adopt a giving lifestyle your well-being will improve…generous behavior is closely associated with with reduced risk of illness and mortality and lower rates of depression…giving is linked to traits that undergird a successful life , such as social competence, empathy, and positive emotion”
– Post and Neimark, Why Good Things Happen to Good People