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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents, Revised Edition, by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through adulthood, by Edward M. Hallowel
  • Putting on the Brakes, by Patricia Quinn & Judith Stern

Anxiety Disorder

  • Your Anxious Child, by John Dacy & Lisa Fiore
  • Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents, by Ronald Rapee, Susan Spence, Vanessa Cobham & Ann Wignall
  • Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children, by Aureen Pinto Wagner
  • Taming Monsters, Slaying Dragons: The Revolutionary Family Approach to Overcoming Childhood Fears and Anxiety, by Joel Feiner & Graham Yost
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety, by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, by Tony Attwood
  • A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome & High-Functioning Autism, by Sally Ozonof, Geraldine Dawson & James McPartland

Bipolar Disorder

  • The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family, by David Miklowitz & Elizabeth George
  • The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder, Third Edition, by Demitri Papolos & Janice Papolos


  • The Adolescent Depression Workbook, by Mary Ellen Copeland & Stuart Copans
  • Depressed Child: A Parent’s Guide for Rescuing Kids, by Douglas A. Riley
  • Beyond the Blues, A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression, by Lisa Schab, LCSW
  • A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain, by Marilee Strong
  • Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens who Cut & Self-Injure, by Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D.

Divorce & Blended Families

  • The Divorce Helpbook for Kids, by Cynthia MacGregor
  • The Divorce Helpbook for Teens, by Cynthia MacGregor
  • Dinosaurs Divorce, by Laurence Kransy Brown & Marc Brown
  • The Family Book, by Todd Parr
  • This is Me and My Two Families: An Awareness Scrapbook/Journal for Children Living in Stepfamilies, by Maria Evans & Patrick Schuster
  • Dear Mr. Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary
  • It’s Not the End of the World, by Judy Blume

Gifted Children

  • A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, by James Webb, Ph.D., et. al.
  • Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults, by James Webb, Ph.D., et. al.
  • Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with Explosive Feelings, by Christine Fonesca
  • Freeing our Families from Perfectionism, by Thomas Greenspon, Ph.D.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Talking Back to OCD, by John March & Christine Benton
  • What to do When Your Brain Gets Stuck, by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews
  • Mr. Worry: A Story about OCD, by Holly Niner & Greg Swearinger


  • The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene, Ph.D.
  • The Out-of-Sync Child, by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
  • Touchpoints, by T. Berry Brazelton & Joshua Sparrow
  • Raising Your Spirited Child, by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Study Skills

  • Super Study Skills, by Laurie Rozakis
  • The Organized Student, by Donna Goldberg
  • Smart Learning: A Study Skills Guide for Teens, by William Murphy


  • Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Stress, by Dr. Mike Evans Click Here to view video