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Leading Experts

Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life,
Lucinda Bassett
Celex Group, Inc., 1996
  Freeing Your Child from Anxiety
Tamar E. Chansky
Broadway Books, 2004
  The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, Robert L. DuPont and Caroline M. DuPont, 2003

Calm My Anxious Heart: A Woman's Guide to Finding Contentment

Linda Dillow

NavPress Publishing Group



The Explosive Child

Ross W. Greene
Guilford Press, 2000



Treating Explosive Kids

Ross W. Greene and J. Stuart Ablon
Guilford Press, 2006


Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey, MD

Touchstone, 1995



Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey, MD

Ballantine, 1998


Driven from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey, MD

Ballantine, 2005


Answers to Distraction

Edward M. Hallowell, MD and John J. Ratey, MD

Bantam, 2006


It's So Much Work To Be Your Friend

Richard Lavoie


OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual

Guilford Press, 1998

John S. March and Karen Mulle


The Bipolar Child

Demetri Papolos, MD and Janice Papolos

Broadway Books, 2002


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

Eckhart Tolle

New World Library, 2004


A New Earth

Eckhart Tolle

Penguin, 2008

Asperger's Syndrome in Children


Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Tony Attwood

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1998


Asperger Syndrome & Your Child: A Parent's Guide

Michael D. Powers. PSY.D., with Janet Poland

 HarperResource, 2003.

Dr. Attwood, a leading expert in the area of assessment and diagnosing Asperger's Syndrome, describes in simple terms what makes the diagnosis, the social behaviors, language and interests of children with this disorder   Dr. Powers emphasizes the positive as he explains what Asperger's Syndrome is and how it affects the children who have it and their families.    




Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

What To Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions

Aureen Pinto Wagner

Lighthouse Press, 2002


Up and Down the Worry Hill

Aureen Pinto Wagner

Lighthouse Press, 2004


Dr. Wagner explains in easily understandable terms what obsessive compulsive disorder is, what should be included in the evaluation of a child, the best treatment protocol and how parents can help their children.   This book is excellent to read with a child who is suffering from anxiety or OCD. It describes in a fun way what causes anxiety and OCD and gives ways for reducing the symptoms. The metaphor used is riding a bike - which most kids and parents can easily relate to.    

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

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Quill, 2002


Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce, The Sandcastles Way

M. Gary Neuman

Random House, 1998

The authors describe many of the scenarios parents find themselves in with their children and offer simple and effective techniques to handle them. From helping children deal with their feelings to getting cooperation, this is a wonderful book to have on hand.   This book answers most of the questions parents have about the impact divorce has on a child based on age and talks about what things to consider when telling their children they are planning a divorce.


Social Skills for Children

Jarvis Clutch - Social Spy

Mel Levine

Educators Publishing Services, 2001


Navigating the Social World

Jeanette McAfee, M.D.

Future Horizons, 2002

Dr. Levine writes this book from a professional perspective as well as a young boy entering middle school. The book is fun for both parents and children to read. He describes common issues children run into at school, such as fitting in, talking right, acting right and looking at your own social skills.   The book describes the challenges children run into socially when they have Asperger's Syndrome and high functioning Autism. Dr. McAfee gives many exercises and ideas for helping children with these disorders.





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