Books / Studies

Brooks, Robert and Goldstein, Sam. Raising Resilient Children. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Cooper, Aaron and Keitel, Eric. I Just Want My Kids to be Happy! Chicago: Late August Press, 2008.

Debow, Yocheved and Woloski-Wruble, Anna. Life Values and Intimacy Education: Health Education for the Jewish School Grades 3-8. Jersey City, New Jersey: Ktav, 2008.

Diamant, Anita and Kushner, Karen. How to Be a Jewish Parent. New York: Schocken, 2000.

Elkind, D. The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon (3rd ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus, 2001.

Evans, Robert. Family Matters: How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Fullan, M. Leading in a Culture of Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Goodman, Andy. Storytelling as Best Practice: How Stories Strengthen Your Organization, Engage Your Audience, and Advance Your Mission. Self-published, 2003.

Gordis, Daniel. Becoming a Jewish Parent. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2000.

Howe, Neil and Strauss, William. Millenials and the Pop Culture. Great Falls, VA: LifeCourse Associates, 2006.

Kindlon, D. Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age. New York: Miramax Books, 2001.

Lareau, Annette. Home Advantage: Social Class and Parental Intervention in Elementary Education (2nd ed). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.

Lareau, Annette. Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race and Family Life. Berkeley, CA: U of California Pr, 2003.

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara. The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn From Each Other. New York: Random House, 2003.

Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara. Worlds Apart: Relationships Between Families and Schools. New York: Basic Books, 1978.

Levine, M. The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.

McEwan, E.K. How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Plain Crazy. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin, 2005.

Minkin, Seth. The Word of Mouth Manual, Volume II. Self-published, 2008. Available as a free download at

Mogel, Wendy. The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children. New York: Scribner, 2001.

Morinis, Alan. Climbing Jacob’s Ladder. Boston: Trumpeter Pr, 2007.

Morinis, Alan. Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar. Boston: Trumpeter Pr, 2008.

Pomson, Alex. Back to School: Jewish Day School in the Lives of Adult Jews. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State U Pr, 2008.

Sachs, Brad E. The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and Be Perfectly Satisfied. New York: Harper Paperbacks, 2001.

Sachs, Brad E. The Good Enough Teen: Raising Adolescents with Love and Acceptance (Despite How Impossible They Can Be). New York: Harper Paperbacks, 2005.

Thompson, M., & Mazzola, A.F. Understanding Independent School Parents: An NAIS Guide to Successful Family–School Relationships. National Association of Independent Schools, 2005.

Wertheimer, Jack, ed. Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice. Waltham, MA: U Pr of New England, 2007.

Wiseman, R. Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads: Dealing With the Parents, Teachers, Coaches and Counselors Who Can Make—or Break—Y our Child’s Future. New York: Crown, 2006.

Articles / Periodicals

Thompson, M. “The Fear Equation.” Independent School Magazine, Spring 1996.

Online Resources

PEJE’s Admissions Community of Practice page, including case studies and discussions on many issues:

Free Range Thinking, Andy Goodman’s monthly newsletter of communications best practices and resources for public interest groups, foundations, and progressive non-profits and businesses that want to reach more people more effectively:

Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, by Beth Kanter:

Getting Attention: Helping Non-Profits Succeed Through Effective Marketing, the blog of Nancy Schwartz:

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