In the past, clients and I have found the following books well written, informative, and research-based.  Please feel free to e-mail me with any others that you have enjoyed, so that we can build a bigger library.


Raising Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein (2002)

Peer Issues:

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons (2003)

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson (2000)


Parenting with Love and Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay (2006)

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene (2005)

Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell (2004)

Healthy Anger: How to Help Children and Teens Manage Their Anger by Bernard Golden (2003)

Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley (1999)

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn (1997)

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman (1997)

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (1998)

Teen Issues:

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay (2006)

How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do if You Can't by Neil I. Bernstein (2001)


Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child's Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar E. Chansky (2004)

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews (2005)

Sensory Integration Issues:

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder, Revised Edition by Carol Stock Kranowitz and Lucy Jane Miller (Paperback - April 4, 2006)

Raising a Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske (Paperback - Mar 1, 2005)

Learning/Cognitive Development:

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level by Sally Shaywitz (2005)

A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine (2003)

What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades, Optimum Learning, Minimum Time by Adam Robinson (1993)

Mood Problems/Disorders:

The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder by D. Papolos and J. Papolos (2002)

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