general information:
Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster Cline and Jim Fay, (Pinon Press: parenting)
Grown-Up Children Who Won't Grow Up by Dr. Larry Stockman and Cynthia Graves
The Heart of Addiction by Lance Dodes, M.D., (Quill: self-help/addiction)
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle, (New World Library: personal growth/spirituality)
Thresholds of the Mind by Bill Harris, (Centerpointe Press: personal roadmap to success)
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz, (Amber-Allen Publishing: practical guide to personal freedom)
*The Ultimate Gift (The Ultimate Series #1) by Jim Stovall, (Executive Books: example of training)
Turning Passions Into Profits: Three Steps to Wealth and Power by Christopher Howard, (Wiley: success in business)
transitioning males:
Under Saturn's Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men (Studies in Jungian Psychology By Jungian Analysts) by James Hollis (Inner City Books)
Men and the Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of Men by Michael Meade (HarperSanFrancisco: mythology/menís studies)
Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly, (Vintage Press: a book about men)
transitioning females:
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, (Grosset/Putnam: saving the selves of adolescent girls)
life training skills:
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, (What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not)
The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief by Gregg Braden, (Hay House: the miracles we see in the quantum world shows us our greatest possibilities)
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Robert Louv (A drug-free cure for many modern ills).
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up by James Hollis, (Gotham Books: If you don't grow up why should you expect it of your children?)
gifts for rites of passage celebrations:
Conversations with My Mother (Lark books; A keepsake journal for celebrating a lifetime of stories.)
Conversations with My Father (Lark books; A keepsake journal for celebrating a lifetime of stories.)
Between Me And You Mom, (Sand Dune Publishing; A keepsake journal for mom's to share their life journey)
Between Me And You Dad, (Sand Dune Publishing; A keepsake journal for dad's to share their life journey)
For My Child: A Mother's Keepsake by Linda Kranz, (Northland Publishing; A Mother's Keepsake Journal)
A Father's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words (Gift Books from Hallmark; A Christian Journal to share your life story in your own words)