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SBFC Book Club Pick 

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation.

With generational divides wi

UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501110078
Availability: In Stock
Published: Touchstone - May 23rd, 2017

Hailed as “an absolute must-read” (Jean Twenge) and a book that “will change your kids’ lives” (Jack Canfield), UnSelfie by Dr.

Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids Cover Image
ISBN: 9781119022442
Availability: In Stock
Published: Jossey-Bass - July 27th, 2015

Praise for Overloaded and Underprepared

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250093639
Availability: In Stock
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - August 2nd, 2016

New York Times Bestseller

"Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well

The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Timeless Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416593065
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scribner - December 2nd, 2008

The beloved bestseller that offers a practical, inspiring new roadmap for raising self-reliant, ethical, and compassionate children.

In the trenches of a typical day, every parent encounters a child afflicted with ingratitude and entitlement.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501111105
Availability: Out of Stock.
Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2016

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a sci

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062299253
Availability: Out of Stock.
Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 23rd, 2016


The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416542049
Availability: In Stock
Published: Scribner - September 13th, 2011

In the follow-up to her bestselling book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Dr. Wendy Mogel shows parents how to navigate the teenage years.

When a child becomes a teenager, her sense of entitlement and independence grows, the pressure to compete skyrockets, and communication becomes fraught with obstacles. Dr.