Suggested Reading List

A list of resources that parents have found helpful for themselves or their students over the years.


Achievement:
From Bad Grades to a Great Life! - Unlocking the Mystery of Achievement for Your Child by Dr. Charles Fay

Adoption:
Beneath the Mask - Understanding Adopted Teens by Debbie Riley, LCMFT with John Meeks, M.C. from The Center for Adoption Support & Education

Asperger's Syndrome:

Quirky, Yes. Hopeless, No. - Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted by Cynthia La Brie Norall, Ph.D.

Understanding How Asperger Children and Adolescents Think and Learn
- Creating Manageable Environments for AS Students by Paula Jacobsen

Organization/Attention:
Smart But Scattered - The Revolutionary Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Richard Guare, Ph.D.

For the Middle Schooler:

Fighting Invisible Tigers - Stress Management for Teens by Earl Hipp

Socially Curious and Curiously Social - A Social Thinking Guidebook for Teens & Young Adults with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD-NOS, NVLD, or other Murky Undiagnosed Social Learning Issues
by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke

Too Old For This, Too Young For That! - Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years by Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., and Karen Unger, M.A.

What Do You Really Want? - How to Set a Goal and Go For It! A Guide for Teens by Beverly K. Bachel

Parenting and Adolescent Development:
A Precious Window of Time by Howard Hanger and Vicki Garlock

Boys Adrift - The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
by Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

The Explosive Child
A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers
by Gary Chapman

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's
Guide to the New Teenager
revised and updated by Anthony E. Wolff

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen so Kids Will Talk 20th Anniversary Edition,
by Adele Faber and Elaine Maxlish

Last Child in the Woods - Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
by Richard Louv

Parenting with Love & Logic
by Foster Cline, M.C. and Jim Fay

Parenting Teens with Love & Logic by Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay

Parents Guide to the Middle School Year by Joe Bruzzese

Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How
to Hear What They're Really Saying
by Michael Riera

Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage and Let Go of Your 13-18 Year Olds by
Thomas Phelan

Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind
by Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D.

Relational Aggression and Bullying; Conflict
Girls Wars - 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D. and Charisse Nixon, Ph.D.

Odd Girl Out - The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls
by Rachel Simmons

Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
by Mary Pipher