We recommend the following resources:


(Classic books on parenting, plus other resources which focus on money and children)

Barbanel, Linda
Piggy Bank to Credit Card
New York: Crown Trade Paperbacks (1994)
A primer on teaching your children the financial facts of life

Barber, Judy G.
Family Money: A Commentary on the Unspoken Issues Related to Wealth
Newsletter no longer published, back issues available. For information write to Judy Barber Family Money Consultants, LLC 1 Embarcadero, Suite 4100 San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 673-0689. Email [email protected]

Beacham, Susan
The Money Savvy Generation: www.msgen.com
A website devoted to developing and bringing to market innovative products to help parents and educators teach kids the skills of basic personal finance. Take a look at the Money Savvy Pig. We gave it to our granddaughter!

Blouin, Barbara
The Legacy of Inherited Wealth: Interviews with Heirs
(1999 revised edition)
An exploration of the emotional consequences of inherited wealth through interviews with heirs. Available through The Inheritance Project. www.inheritance-project.com

Bodner, Janet
Kiplinger's Dollars & Sense for Kids: What they need to know about money - and how to tell them
Washington: Kiplinger Books (1999)
How to talk to your kids about money without lecturing.

Bowlby, John
A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development
New York: Basic Books (1988)
The basic discussion of attachment theory for parents, by one of the primary researchers in the field.

Brazelton, T. Berry
Touchpoints: The Essential Reference
Reading: Perseus Books (1984)
A study of the child's development from a physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral point of view.

Brazelton, T. Berry and Greenspan, Stanley
The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish
Cambridge: Perseus Books (2000)
The name says it all. A must read by two of the foremost authorities on child rearing.

Briggs, Dorothy C.
Your Child's Self Esteem
New York: Doubleday (1975)
Classic discussion of developing self esteem in children.

Collier, Charles W.
Wealth In Families
Cambridge: Harvard University (2001)
A wonderful discussion of family wealth and family values.

Covey, Stephen R.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
St. Martin's Griffin, New York (1997)
A common sense guide to building the family.

Dinkmeyer, Don Sr., McKay, Gary D. & Dinkmeyer, Don Jr.
The Parent's Handbook; Parenting Young Children; Parenting Teenagers
Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service, Inc., (1997)
A three book series known as STEP (Systematic Training For Effective Parenting).

Elkind, David
The Hurried Child
Reading: Addison-Wesley, Inc. (1981)
Discusses the harmful consequences of hurrying children through their childhood.

Elkind, David
Parenting Your Teenager
New York: Ballentine Books (1993)
Advises parents on the special challenges of guiding their adolescent children into maturity.

Erikson, Erik
Identity and the Life Cycle
New York: W. W. Norton & Company (1980)
The basic developmental theory of the life cycle. Identifies and discusses the stages involved in the child's development of a healthy personality.

Estess, P. & Barocas, I.
Kids, Money & Values
Cincinnati: Betterway Books (1994)
Using activities, role-playing, games and projects, the authors help you teach your children values and principles. Keyed to various ages.

Farber, Adele & Mazlish, Elaine
Siblings Without Rivalry
New York: Avon Books (1987)
Using activities, role-playing, games and projects, the authors help you teach your children values and principles. Keyed to various ages.

Gallo, Eileen & Gallo, Jon
Silver Spoon Kids: How Successful Parents Raise Responsible Children
Chicago: Contemporary Books (2002)
Our book. We think it offers useful information about children and money in an accessible and reader-friendly manner.

Gottman, John
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
New York: Simon & Schuster (1997)
A guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world.

Greenspan, Stanley
Building Healthy Minds
Cambridge: Perseus Books (1999)
The six experiences that create intelligence and emotional growth in babies and young children.

Greenspan, Stanley
The Challenging Child
Cambridge: Perseus Books (1995)
How to fit your parenting style to your child's unique personality.

Guthrie, Elisabeth and Matthews, Kathy
The Trouble With Perfect
New York: Broadway Books (2002)
How parents can avoid the overachievement trap and still raise successful children.

Hausner, Lee
Children of Paradise
Los Angeles: Jeremy Tarcher, Inc.(1990)
Offers a parenting program for affluent parents to improve their skills and inspire healthy values in their children.

Imber-Black, Evan and Roberts, Janine
Rituals For Our Times
London: Jason Aronson, Inc. (1998)
How family rituals give the experience of meaning to our lives.

Levy, John
Coping With Inherited Wealth.
Results of a research study into the influence of inherited wealth on heirs. Privately published by John Levy, 842 Autumn Lane, Mill Valley, CA. 94941.

Littwin, Susan
The Postponed Generation
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc. (1986)
Discusses the trend among young adults to postpone the responsibilities and autonomy of adulthood

Merrell, Susan Scarf
The Accidental Bond
New York: Ballantine Books (1995)
An examination of the major issues of sibling relationships - competition, cooperation and comparison - and how they affect adult relationships.

McMillon, Bill
Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others (Seventh Edition)
Chicago: Chicago Press Review (1999)
The seventh edition of the classic adventure travel guide to more than 2000 ways to have a great vacation anywhere in the world while lending a helping hand to a worthwhile cause.

Newman, Susan
Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day
New York: Crown Publishers (1993)
A collection of the little things that create pleasant meories, build character and strengthen family ties.

Pearl, Jayne A.
Kids and Money
Princeton: Bloomberg Press (1999)
Creative ways to teach children important money skills, such as how to devise and keep to a budget and how to avoid overspending and debt.

Pipher, Mary
The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families
New York: Ballantine Books (1996)
A compassionate and impassioned look at how to strengthen the American family.

Price, Susan Crites
The Giving Family: Raising Our Children to Help Others
Washington: Council on Foundations (2001)
A priceless resource to help involve your children in philanthropy.

Rosenfeld, Alvin and Wise, Nicole
Hyper-Parenting: Are You Hurting Your Child by Trying Too Hard?
St. Martin's Press (2000)
How to slow down and have a happier and healthier experience for yourself and your child.

Shore, Bill
The Cathedral Within: Transforming Your Life By Giving Something Back
New York: Random House (1999)
The founder of Share Our Strength examines the lives of those who are transforming their communities and their lives through philanthropy.

Siegel, Daniel J.
The Developing Mind: Toward A Neurobiology Of Interpersonal Experience
New York: The Guilford Press (1999)
A major work exploring the interface between neurophysiological processes and interpersonal relationships.

Stern, Daniel
Diary of a Baby
New York: Basic Books (1990)
A "diary" from six weeks to four years, told in alternating sections of the baby's voice and the latest research findings.

Stockman, Larry & Graves, Cynthia
Grown-up Children Who Won't Grow Up: How to finally cut the cord that binds
New York: Prima Communications, Inc.(1994)
An updated version of a classic work for parents dealing with what the authors refer to as "adult adolescents."

Trujillo, Michelle L.
Why Can't We Talk? What Teens Would Share If Parents Would Listen
Health Communications, Inc.: Deerfield Beach, Florida (2000)
Teens discuss the issues they can't talk to their parents about because their parents won't listen. A must read.


(Books that offer useful and interesting perspectives on money)

Dominguez, J. & Robin, V.
Your Money or Your Life
New York: Penguin Books (1992)
A nine-step program to take control of your money and achieve financial independence.

Kinder, George
Seven Stages of Money Maturity
New York: Dell Publishing (1999)
A Buddhist teacher and Harvard-trained financial planner looks at the spiritual and psychological issues surrounding our relationship with money.

Madanes, Chloe
The Secret Meaning of Money
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers (1994)
A discussion of the hidden role money plays in families.

Matthews, Arlene
Your Money, Your Self
New York: Simon & Schuster (1991)
Combines a psychological examination of the meanings of money with a personal assessment of your money styles and foibles.

Mellan, Olivia
Money Harmony
New York: Walker and Company (1994)
A psychotherapist and business consultant examines the emotional meaning of money to individuals and couples.

More Than Money: Exploring the personal, political, and spiritual impact of wealth in our lives
A quarterly publication written for people questioning society's assumptions about money, and particularly for those with inherited or earned wealth seeking a more joyful, just and sustainable world. To order: 800-255-4903. www.morethanmoney.org

Needleman, Jacob
Money and the Meaning of Life
New York: Doubleday (1991)
The author examines the relationship between the quest for money and the quest for meaning. Also available on audiotape.

Stanley, T. & Danko, W.
The Millionaire Next Door
Atlanta: Longstreet Press (1996)
The basic theme is frugality, hard work and living below your means.

Yablonsky, Lewis
The Emotional Meaning of Money
New York: Gardner Press, Inc. (1991)
The author discusses individual money styles and attitudes and how they affect emotional stress, marital discord, job problems and parent-child conflict.

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