Expert Books

Some of the books from our experts in the film:

Parenting in the Screen Age: A Guide To Calm Conversations - Delaney Ruston, MD

In the book I cover many topics, designed to help you as a parent have calmer and more productive conversations with your children about the technology in their lives and its impact upon their health, happiness, and development. You will find that a lot of the tips and advice in the book are also applicable in many other aspects of family life and will help you towards creating harmonious, open, and loving relationships in your home.  

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers - Lisa Damour 

Presents guide for parents to help understand their teenager’s intense emotional life and how to support them through this development stage. Damour provides practical, research-backed advice to ensure children develop the emotional skills they need to thrive. 

Queen Bees and Wannabes, 3rd Edition - Rosalind Wiseman 

Offers a look into the world of girls’ friendships. It discusses power dynamics, from birthday invitations to cafeteria seating arrangements, and analyzes teasing, gossip, and reputations. The book provides sample scripts, bulleted lists, and other advice to help parents understand their daughter’s world. 

Getting to Calm, The Early Years - Laura Kaster 

Guide for parents of ages 3-7, offering evidence-based strategies to help build strong family bonds and raise healthy, happy kids. Dr Kastner guides parents through common challenges such as sleepless nights, tantrums, and power struggles. 

Dopamine Nation - Anna Lembke 

Explores the importance of finding a balance in today’s world of high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli. Using real-life patient stories and easy-to-understand neuroscience, Lembke explains why the pursuit of pleasure can lead to addiction and suffering, and offers insights on how to manage consumption and transform our lives.