Ask the Children: The Breakthrough Study That Reveals How to Succeed at Work and Parenting, by Ellen Galinsky, Quill, 2000. Offers practical ideas for parents who want to be more effective at work and at home.
The Four-Thirds Solution: Solving the Childcare Crisis in America Today, by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., with Jacqueline Salmon, Perseus Publishing, 2001. Offers a blueprint for creating family and work life that puts children first without sacrificing the economic and personal benefits of work for either parent.
Keeping Jobs and Raising Families in Low-Income America: It Just Doesn’t Work, by Lisa Dodson, Tiffany Manuel and Ellen Bravo, Radcliffe Public Policy Center and 9to5 National Association of Working Women, 2002. Available at www.radcliffe.edu.
Not Your Mother’s Life: Changing the Rules of Work, Love and Family, by Joan K. Peters, Perseus Publishing, 2001. Urges a proactive approach to designing a life that gives parents the time their families need.
The Secure Child: Helping Children Feel Safe and Confident in a Changing World, by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., Perseus Publishing, 2002. Provides parents with guidance for helping their kids feel secure.
Taking Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement, edited by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Nancy Rankin and Cornell West, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. This collection of contributions from a diverse group of thinkers examines the forces that have undermined parenting in America and proposes strategies to better support parents.
What Kids Need: Today’s Best Ideas for Nurturing, Teaching and Protecting Young Children, by Rima Shore, Beacon Press, 2002. Makes the case that young children’s well-being and learning should be a national priority and presents an agenda for change.
The Widening Gap: Why America’s Working Families Are in Jeopardy and What Can Be Done About It, by S. Jody Heymann, M.D., Ph.D., Basic Books, 2000. Presents the first systematic national research on how the need to meet family obligations is affecting working Americans.
Families and Work Institute: A non-profit center for research on the changing workplace, family and community.
National Parenting Association: A nonprofit organization working to make parenting a higher priority in American life.
National Partnership for Women and Families: One of the chief architects of the Family and Medical Leave Act. You can contact your elected officials from this site.
Stand for Children: A grassroots membership organization that takes action at the national, state, community and neighborhood levels on issues affecting children.
Return to Make Parenting a (National) Priority
From United Parenting Publications, October 2002.