Below is a list of suggested reading for patients and families.
Books for Children and Teens
‘Mad Isn’t Bad’ by Michaelene Mundy
‘Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ by Judith Viorst
Topic: Anger, conflict resolution
‘When I Feel Sad’ by Cornelia Maude Spelman
‘When I Feel Good About Myself’’ by Cornelia Maude Spelman
Topic: Anxiety & self-esteem
‘Let’s Talk About Being Afraid’ by Joy Berry
Topic: Fear & anxiety
‘Tack the Penguin’ by Helen Lester
Topic: Understanding individual & group differences
‘Don’t Feed the Monster on Tuesday’ by Adolph Moser, Ed.D.
Topic: Negative feelings, self-esteem
‘The Day Leo Said “I Hate You” by Robie Harris
Topic: Parent & child relationships, conflict resolution
‘What Every Child Should Know’ by Jonah Kalb & David Viscott, MD
Topic: Parent & Child relationship problems, feelings, making friends, self-esteem, and Divorce
Age: 10-15 yo
‘There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon’ by Jack Kent
Topic: Addressing & facing problems
‘Smart but Scattered Teens’ by Richard Guare, Colin Guare, and Peg Dawson
Topic: “...positive guide provides a science based program for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive skills – the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions”.
Age: 13 - adult
Books for Parents
‘Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential’ by Peg Dawson, Richard Guare
Topic: Helping 4-13yo who struggle with everyday tasks – chores, homework, etc.
‘Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents’ Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning’ by Joyce Coper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel
Topic: Guide for helping children pre-k through high school who struggle with impulse Control, focusing and concentrating, etc.
‘The Explosive Child’ by Ross W. Greene, PhD
Topic: “A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children”
‘No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind’ by Dr. Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Topic: Disciplining children
‘The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age’ by Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD
Topic: Managing technology and family relationships