Braced

Book Cover, Braced

The doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel’s spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace 23 hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her… More Braced

Bendy Wendy and the (Almost) Invisible Genetic Syndrome: A Story of One Tween’s Diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / Joint Hypermobility

This book was written for families, children, and tweens that find themselves in a position of understanding and explaining, in basic terms, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and the issues associated with it.  It was thoughtfully developed by bone and connective tissue disorder expert Dr. Brad T Tinkle and his award-winning children’s book author wife, Laurren Darr to… More Bendy Wendy and the (Almost) Invisible Genetic Syndrome: A Story of One Tween’s Diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / Joint Hypermobility

Moving on with Mito: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Living with Mitochondrial Disorders

Moving on with Mito: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Living with Mitochondrial Disorders was written by Rob Auffrey, MA, Emerson College, Susan Waisbren, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Freedom Baird, MS, Boston Children’s Hospital This guide is for adolescents transitioning to adulthood, living with mitochondrial disorders to help them succeed… More Moving on with Mito: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Living with Mitochondrial Disorders

Emmy’s Question

Emmy wants desperately to be a normal kid with a happy family like her friends. But no matter how hard she tries to keep her mom’s drinking problem a secret, things are getting worse. Her mother humiliates her by showing up at school and her dance recital after drinking too much wine. Even though she’s… More Emmy’s Question

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin is a unique and award-winning resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Based on cognitive behavioral principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviors, the techniques described help young people to understand… More Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?

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Meet Alice, a teenage girl with anorexia nervosa. Alice invites readers to learn about anorexia nervosa and how it makes her see herself differently from how other people see her. She also introduces readers to Beth who has bulimia nervosa, Sam who has selective eating problems, Francesca who has functional dysphagia and Freddie who has… More Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?

Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid

Book Cover, Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid

Some people seem to just automatically bounce back from tough times. But the truth is that resilience is not something you are born with, it must be learned. Resilience isn’t just about being tough in the face of adversity, but rather learning to make connections with others, move toward goals, maintain a positive view, and… More Bounce Back: How to Be a Resilient Kid

My Invisible Cosmic Zebra Has Crohn’s Disease – Now What?

Written from a non-medical perspective, patients ages teen through young adult and caregivers/parents of tweens ages 6-12 can use the 100-page workbook as a resource tool for understanding the myriad of funny-but-not-so-funny non-medical challenges they might encounter after diagnosis. The workbook is full of concrete and practical advice, thought-provoking ideas, coloring pages, and lots of… More My Invisible Cosmic Zebra Has Crohn’s Disease – Now What?

Skin and Bones

Book Cover, Skin and Bones

Sixteen-year-old Jack, nicknamed “Bones,” won’t eat. His roommate in the eating disorder ward has the opposite problem and proudly goes by the nickname “Lard.” They become friends despite Bones’s initial reluctance. When Bones meets Alice, a dangerously thin dancer who loves to break the rules, he lets his guard down even more. Soon Bones is… More Skin and Bones