Best Books to Foster Communication With Your Teen


This week on the show, we had Rachel Matos come talk to us about raising a son. She also opened up to us about what life was like when she divorced her son’s father and moved to California from New York City. In her lifestyle blog, The Art Muse, Rachel also blogs about her life in LA, fashion, wellness and of course art. 

She talked up about the challenges of raising a teenager, such as:  navigating his new dating life, setting limits on technology, and raising a child differently than her parents raised her. She also gives great insights about she has maintained a positive relationship with him throughout his life. We loved her honest, vulnerable and humorous approach to parenting.

We wanted to share some additional books and resources that might be helpful to those of you raising sons and daughters that foster communication, positive relationships. If anyone, is going through a divorce we also shared a few books about that topic. 

There is something for everyone on this list! 

We would love to hear your favorites in the comment section!

Books on Raising Boys:

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

It’s A Boy! Understanding Your Son’s Development from Birth to Age 18

Books to Encourage Communication

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Books About Raising Teenagers

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Generous and Smart With Money

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character

Books for All Families

The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting

The Conscious Parent

No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame

Books About Raising Bicultural Children

Arroz Con Pollo and Apple Pie

Books About Divorce

Mom's House, Dad's House for Kids

Surviving Crazy Time

Conscious Uncoupling