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ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know ” from the American Academy of Pediatrics; Michael I. Reiff, MD, FAAP; Second Edition edition (Paperback- March 14, 2011) (formerly entitled ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide); ISBN 10: 1581104510
Written for parents in clear, easy-to-understand language, this new book provides an excellent resource on attention deficit disorders and treatment.

Baby and Child Care

"Caring for Your Baby and Young Child" (The American Academy of Pediatrics) by Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP (Paperback - October 13, 2009) ISBN 0553386301 From the most respected organization on child health comes this essential resource for all parents who want to provide the very best care for their children. Here is the one guide pediatricians routinely recommend and parents can safely trust, covering everything from preparing for childbirth to toilet training to nurturing your child’s self-esteem. Whether it’s resolving common childhood health problems or detailed instructions for coping with emergency medical situations, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child has everything you need.

Parenting Skills

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12” by Thomas W Phelan, PH.D. Offers parents simple and effective discipline methods for children ages 2-12. A proven bestseller, it helps parents deal with the difficult task of child discipline with humor, insight and proven experience.

Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage-And Let Go Of-Your 13-18 Year Olds “by Thomas W Phelan, PhD, PH.D. A step-by-step approach that will help parents end the hassles of dealing with teens.

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children ”by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. Insight and practical advice for how to help your child who is easily frustrated and chronically inflexible.

The Discipline Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child From Birth to Age Ten ” by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears. A helpful guide to positive discipline by a pediatrician and a nurse, parents of several children, including one special needs child.

Nurturing Good Children Now: 10 Basic Skills to Protect and Strengthen Your Child's Core Self ” by Dr. Ron Taffel. Practical, sensible advice on helping kids to have a deep sense of values and a healthy, joyful spirit from a child and family therapist.

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Better So You Can Live Too ” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. An excellent guide to keeping the peace among siblings

Normal Children Have Problems, Too ” by Stanley Turecki, M.D. Advice on difficult children, dealing with temperament, re-establishing parental authority, and establishing discipline that really works. Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub. ISBN: 0553374389.

The Difficult Child ” Stanley Turecki, M.D. Practical advice on managing hard-to-raise children and dealing with their temperament. Published by Bantam Books in 1989. ISBN 0-553-34446-3.

Managing Anxiety

There's an Alligator Under My Bed ” by Mercer Mayer. A boy puts all kinds of treats under his bed and lures the alligator into the garage and locks it in.

Wimberley Worried ” by Kevin Henkes. A little mouse worries about everything and then faces the first day of school.

Managing Sleep & Sleep Problems

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems ” Richard Ferber, M.D. A classic book about childrens sleeping patterns and problems. Published by Simon & Schuster in 1986. ISBN 0-671-62099-1.

Sleep Better!: A Guide to Improving Sleep for Children with Special Needs ” by V. Mark Durand of SUNY / Albany deals with sleep problems in children with special needs such as ADHD, Autism, Mental Retardation, etc. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1998, ISBN 1-55766-315-7

Managing Stress and Relaxation

A Boy and a Bear: The Children's Relaxation Book ” by Lori Lite. A calming, sweet storybook created to promote relaxation.

Cool Cats, Calm Kids: Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People ” by Mary L. Williams. Feline stress reduction secrets.


How to Get Kids to Eat Great & Love It! ” by Christine Wood , MD. ISBN: 0967338719 Teaching families how to create healthy eating habits from birth through the teen years.

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