Dr. Egan's Books

Dr. Egan's most recent book, Adolescence: A Parent's Guide ​is available now.

Survive adolescence―with the guide no parent should be without. 

Getting through adolescence is tough, but you can help your child make it through―and maintain a strong relationship! Covering everything from late childhood to puberty to emerging adulthood, Adolescence: A Parent’s Guide  (Rockridge Press, 2020) offers you and your child the kind of sound and thoughtful advice you’ll wish you’d gotten in your adolescence.


Divided into five chapters―each covering a specific age range―this guide digs deep into the most common aspects of adolescence. Whether it’s dealing with dishonesty, managing changing relationships, or handling the age-old question of sex, this simple and straightforward guide has your back. You get a toolbox full of effective approaches that are easy to implement and can be tailored to your specific needs.

Adolescence: A Parent’s Guide includes:

  • Understanding today’s adolescents―Refresh your knowledge with the most modern and up-to-date information available.

  • Actionable advice―Discover strategies for overcoming common adolescent hurdles―like when kids start testing limits or stressing out over social media.

  • Talking it out―Sample scripts and scenarios provide helpful guidelines for navigating challenging conversations and situations with your growing child.

Make sure the two of you get through adolescence in one piece with this comprehensive book.

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Dr. Tara Egan's Book: Better Behavior for Ages 2-10: Small Miracles That Work Like Magic

Dr. Egan is also the author of Better Behavior for Ages 2-10: Small Miracles That Work Like Magic (Lesson Ladder, 2013). In this easy-to-read, practical book, parents can learn how to effectively elicit positive behavior from their children.

Your child is a small miracle that you treasure immensely. When your child misbehaves, however, it can lead to feeling that you have failed as a parent, often followed by family, friends, and even strangers offering well-in­tentioned but stress-inducing advice.

Better Behavior for Ages 2-10 was written to share author Dr. Tara Egan’s clinically-proven methods for handling, modify­ing, and most importantly, completely preventing difficult behavior. Dr. Egan's strategies and advice about child behavior are easy to understand and implement.

This guidebook provides pre-emptive strategies for parents who are struggling with their child’s behavior to set the stage for good behavior:

  • Preventive and proactive strategies to stop misbehavior before it occurs.

  • Reactive strategies to address and eliminate existing problem behaviors.

  • Dr. Egan’s easy-to-use behavioral success model that parents can implement right away to motivate and reinforce good behavior.


From learning the importance of “role modeling” to motivating and disciplining in a way that will reinforce good behavior—Better Behavior for Ages 2-10 will guide you every step of the way. This book offers effective solutions for eliminating stress while strengthening the loving relationship between you and your child.