PARC Lending Library

Check out our lending library! These books address the challenges and rewards of parenting and are housed at our Washtenaw office. Our staff has identified these titles as important resources for adoptive families. If you are interested in borrowing a book, please call the Region 5 office at 734-794-2988.

  • Parenting Today’s Adolescent | Dennis & Barbara Rainey
  • Seven Solutions for Burned-Out Parents | Dr. James Dobson
  • In Their Own Way: Accepting Your Children for Who They Are | Karen Johnson Zurheide & Jeffry R. Zurheide
  • Parenting at its Best: How to Raise Children with a Passion for Life | Fred A. Hartley III
  • Raising Great Kids | Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
  • Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids | Gregory C. Keck, PhD & Regina M. Kupecky, LSW
  • How to Keep Being a Parent… When Your Child Stops Being a Child : A Practice Guide to Parenting Adolescents | Nic Cooper & Rick McCoy
  • Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to Develop Attention and Behavior Skills | Jim Fay, Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Bob Sornson
  • The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience | Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD.
  • The 10 Commandments of Parenting: The Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Great Kids | Ed Young
  • When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with Reactive Detachment Disorder | Nancy L. Thomas
  • The Connected Child | Karyn Purvis
  • Connection Parenting | Pam Leo
  • Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control (Vol. 1 and 2) | H. Forbes, B. Post
  • Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss | Claudia Jewett Jarratt
  • Adopting the Older Child | Claudia Jewett Jarratt
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog (warning: pro evolution) | Bruce Perry
  • The Five Love Languages (children, teens) | Gary Chapman
  • The Explosive Child | Ross W. Greene
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew | S. Eldridge
  • Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child | Beth O'Malley
  • All About Adoption (Children's book) | Marc Nemiroff