- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Books

• "Taming the Family Zoo: Maximizing Harmony and Minimizing Family Stress," by Jim and Suzette Brawner, NavPress, 1998. The Brawners show how recognizing children's unique personalities and traits can help parents do their jobs more effectively.

• "Parenting With Love: Without Anger or Stress," by Bob Lancer, Parenting Solutions, 1997. The author shows how keeping negative emotions out of the parent-child relationship can make life easier for both parties.

• "Ties That Stress: The New Family Imbalance," by David Elkind, Harvard University Press, 1995. This book compares modern and postmodern nuclear families and shows how changing family values and expectations have put stress on parents.

On line

• The Center for Effective Parenting, a collaboration of the University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Jones Center for Families, with funding from the Department of Education, has an informative Web site with information on various parenting issues, including stress. The stress information can be found at www.parenting-ed.org/handouts.htm.

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