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Recommended Reading For Children

By Dr.Boscan:

Coping with Anger:

  • “A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger” by Eliane Whitehouse and Warwick Pudney (Published Jul 1, 1998).

  • [Card Set] “Temper Tamers In a Jar: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger” by Free Spirit Publishing (Published Sep 30, 2010)


  • “Two Homes” by Claire Masurel and Kady MacDonald Denton (Published Jul 14, 2003).

  • “When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce” by Marge Heegaard (Published Jul 23 1996).

Separation Anxiety/Other forms of Anxiety:

  • The Absent Father Effect on Daughters: Father Desire, Father Wounds 1st Edition by Susan E. Schwartz

  • “The Invisible String” by Patrice Karst and Geoff Stevenson (Published Sep 1 2000).

  • "The Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke

  • Five Tips for Young People Feeling Anxious

  • “Anxiety Relief for Kids: On-the-Sport Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worry, Panic, and Avoidance” by Bridget Flynn Walker Ph.D. & Michael A. Tompkins Ph.D. ABPP

  • Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John Dacey, Ph.D. & Lisa Fiore, Ph.D. 

  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: CBT Skills to Help You Deal with Worry and Anxiety (Instant Help) by M. Tompkins, J.R. Barkin, & M. McKay

  • My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Tompkins and Martinez 

  • The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry by Lisa M. Schab

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America


  • “A Bunch of Balloons: A Book - Workbook for Grieving Children” by Dorothy Ferguson, Joy Johnson, and Susanna Pitzer (Published Nov 1 2006).

  • "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

Self Esteem: Boys & Girls:


  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism" by Naoki Higashida

  • A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive, by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, and James McPartland

  • Different, Not Less:  Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment from Adults with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD, by Temple Grandin

  • The Asperkid’s Secret Book of Social Rules by Jennifer Cook O’Toole

  • An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis by Gillian Drew 

  • Living Well on the Spectrum by Gaus

  • NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman

  • The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin


Puberty for Girls (Ages 10-13)

Sexual Development in Children:


Recommended Reading For Parents


Surviving the Adolescent Years:

Twice Exceptionality and Related Topics:

  • What Does Twice Exceptional Mean? Identifying and Nurturing Gifted Children with ADHD

  • Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism (Kennedy, Banks)

  • Children with High-Functioning Autism: A Parent's Guide (Hughes-Lynch)

  • Different Minds: Gifted Children With Ad/Hd, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits(Lovecky)

  • Expert Approaches to Support Gifted Learners: Professional Perspectives, Best Practices, and Positive Solutions (Gosfield)

  • Gifted Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (The Practical Strategies Series in Autism Education) (Karnes, Stephens, Neihart, Poon)

  • Gifted and Talented Children with Special Educational Needs: Double Exceptionality (Montgomery)

  • The Gifted Teen Survival Guide: Smart, Sharp, and Ready for (Almost) Anything (Galbraith, Deslisle)

  • Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers (Strip, Hirsch)

  • Making the Choice: When Typical School Doesn't Fit Your Atypical Child(Goodwin, Gustavson, Wilson)

  • Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders (Webb, Amend, Webb, Goerss, Beljan, Olenchak)

Sensory Processing Disorder:

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is the world leader in research, education and advocacy for Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Sensory Resources - specializes in helping all people understand processing disorders and what can be done to help those affected.

  • (developed by local mother- excellent resources)

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Executive Functioning:


  • ADHD Kids Rock

  • Learning Disability Association (LDA)

  • Understood

  • Club Xcite - for college mentors to oversee homework & teach study skills

  • Watch Minder - a watch with scheduleable reminders & alerts for distracted kids

  • Lives in the Balances - Resources by Ross W. Greene

  • Mindset Works - Resources by Carol Dweck

  • Carol Dweck, “Mindset”

  • 5 Don’ts When Your ADHD Child is Upset or Angry by Robert Myers

  • Ross W. Greene, “The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children”

  • Peg Dawson and Richard Guare, “Smart but Scattered”

  • Brock and Fernette Eide, “The Mislabeled Child”

  • Honers-Webb, Laura The Gift of ADH

  • Taylor, Blake E., Healing ADD, The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 types of ADD, 2001, Berkley Books, New York

  • Haber, M.D. Julian Stuart, The Great Misdiagnosis of ADHD, Taylor Trade publications, 2000

  • Thriving with Adult ADHD: Skills to Strengthen Executive Functioning by Phil Boissiere (MFT)

  • Adult Executive Functioning Workbook: Simple effective advice along with easy to follow checklists by Melissa Mullin Ph.D., Karen Fried Psy.D.

  • Harlan R. Gephart, MD, “The Dx of ADHD”

  • 12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD by Russell A. Barkley

Adult Relationships

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Recommended Reading For Young Adults


  • University of Arizona, SALT Center for students who learn differently

  • Understanding Girls with AD/HD by Littman, Nadeau, and Quinn

  • Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning by J. Cooper-Kahn & L. Dietzel 

  • Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Dawson and Guare 

  • The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders by Sandra F. Rief 

  • The ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self-Confidence, Social Skills, and Self Control by L Shapiro PhD 

Additional Resources for Reading & Learning Disability-related issues:

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America; 

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

  • A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine

  • The Don't-Give-Up Kid and Learning Differences by Jeanne Gehret (geared toward child).

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