Parent Recommended Reading


  • How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions by Sandra Rief
  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety and More!: The one-stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals by Martin L. Kutscher, Tony Attwood and Robert R. Wolff
  • Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

Anxious Children

  • Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child by Katharina Manassis
  • Freeing Your Child From Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar E. Chansky
  • Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents by Tamar E. Chansky
  • Helping Children Cope with Stress by Avis Brenner
  • Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald M. Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan H. Spence, Vanessa Cobham and Heidi Lyneham
  • The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing: The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Judith L. Rapoport
  • The Scared Child: Helping Kids Overcome Traumatic Events by Barbara Brooks and Paula M. Siegel
  • What to do When your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions by Aureen Pinto Wagner
  • Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John S. Dacey and Lisa B. Fiore

Behavior Management

  • How to Handle a Hard-to-Handle Kid: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding and Changing Problem Behaviors by C. Drew Edwards
  • Raising Your Spirited Child: a guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Taming the Dragon in Your Child: Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Family Anger by Meg Eastman
  • The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children by Stanley I. Greenspan with Jacqueline Salmon
  • The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner
  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene
  • The Impossible Child: A Guide for Caring Teachers and Parents by Doris Rapp

Cyber Space

  • Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly by Nancy E. Willard


  • Raising Depression-Free Children: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention and Early Intervention by Kathleen Panula Hockey

Executive Functioning

  • Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel


  • Homework Made Simple: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework by Ann K. Dolin
  • How to Reach and Teach All Children in the Inclusive Classroom: Practical Strategies, Lessons, and Activities by Sandra F. Rief and Julie A. Heimburge
  • Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole
  • The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond by Donna Goldberg with Jennifer Zwiebel

Making Friends

  • Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit In by Stephen Nowicki Jr. and Marshall P. Duke
  • It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success by Richard Lavoie
  • Outnumbered, Not Outsmarted!: An A to Z Guide to Working with Kids and Teens in Groups by Cathi Cohen
  • Playground Politics: Understanding the Emotional Life of Your School-Age Child by Stanley I. Greenspan with Jacqueline Salmon
  • Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn’t Fit In—When to Worry and When Not to Worry by Perri Klass and Eileen Costello
  • Raise Your Child’s Social IQ: Stepping Stones to People Skills for Kids by Cathi Cohen
  • Stepping Stones to Building Friendships by Cathi Cohen
  • The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends by Natalie Madorsky Elman and Eileen Kennedy-Moore


  • The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child by Richard Lavoie
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Oppositional/Defiance Disorder

  • Educating Oppositional and Defiant Children by Philip S. Hall and Nancy D. Hall

Positive Discipline

  • 1-2-3 Magic for Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules by Thomas W. Phelan and Tracy M. Lewis
  • From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting of Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavioral Problems by Janet E. Heininger and Sharon K. Weiss
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Loving Your Child Is Not Enough: Positive Discipline That Works by Nancy Samalin with Martha Moraghan Jablow
  • Positive Parenting from A to Z by Karen Renshaw Joslin
  • The No-Cry Discipline Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Good Behavior Without Whining, Tantrums & Tears by Elizabeth Pantley
  • Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley

Pre-Teens and Teens

  • When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs  by Jim Delisle and Judy Galbraith

Raising Confident Girls

  • Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility, and Happiness by Tamar E. Chansky
  • Raising Confident Girls: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer
  • Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker
  • The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence by Rachel Simmons

Understanding Child Development

  • Ages & Stages: A parent’s guide to normal childhood development by Charles E. Schaefer
  • Ages and Stages: Developmental Descriptions and Activities, Birth Through Eight Years by Karen Miller
  • Child Behavior: The Classic Child Care Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development by Francis L. Ilg, Louise Bates Ames and Sidney M. Baker
  • First Feelings: Milestones in the Emotional Development of Your Baby and Child by Stanley Greenspan and Nancy Thorndike Greenspan
  • The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth by Stanley I. Greenspan and Serena Wieder
  • The Yale Child Study Center Guide to Understanding Your Child: Healthy Development from Birth to Adolescence by Linda C. Mayes and Donald J. Cohen
  • Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old series by Louise Bates Ames, et al