Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation

Book Cover, Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation

More than a tool to correct bad behavior, this handbook urges parents to move beyond typical discipline techniques by creating an environment based on mutual respect, emotional safety, and positive, open communication. The seven outlined principles redefine the parent-dominated family by teaching parents how to achieve mutual parent/child respect without being submissive, set firm limits without… More Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation

Shut Up About … Your Perfect Kid! – The Movement of “Imperfection”

On a “perfection-preoccupied planet,” sisters Gina and Patty dare to speak up about the frustrations, sadness, and stigmas they face as parents of children with disabilities (one with Asperger’s syndrome, the other with bipolar disorder). This book is full of humorous, heartwarming stories sure to bring a smile to other parents raising “imperfect” children.

Skills Training For Struggling Kids

Challenging kids don’t behave badly on purpose — they are simply struggling to “catch up” in key areas of psychological and cognitive development. If your child or teen’s emotional or behavioral difficulties are getting in the way of success at home, at school, or in social situations, this is the book for you. Loads of… More Skills Training For Struggling Kids

Smart But Scattered Teens – The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

If you’re the parent of a “smart but scattered” teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens’ independence by building their executive skills–the… More Smart But Scattered Teens – The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Sometimes It’s Grandmas and Grandpas: Not Mommies and Daddies

Sometimes It’s Grandmas and Grandpas shares a child’s experience living with and being cared for by grandparents through the eyes of a cheerful and delightful little girl. Uplifting watercolor illustrations give extra warmth to this caring and loving story, to which a growing number of children can identify. Poignant moments expressing the child’s curiosity and… More Sometimes It’s Grandmas and Grandpas: Not Mommies and Daddies

Special Children, Challenged Parents

This book shares the unique perspective of a father of a son with autism, with additional reflection from his perspective as a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with families of children with disabilities. This moving book illustrates the impact that a child’s disability has on the entire family. It is a valuable aid to… More Special Children, Challenged Parents

Steps To Independence – Teaching Everyday Skills To Children With Special Needs

Steps to Independence stems from the authors’ belief that that parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers. Based on years of work with parents, the book offers an easy-to-read, explicit program for teaching children with special needs the skills that will help them progress toward living as independently and happily as possible in… More Steps To Independence – Teaching Everyday Skills To Children With Special Needs

Team Up For Your Child

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A step by step guide, this is a user-friendly workbook for families of children with behavioral health problems, from ADHD to autism to psychiatric and developmental disorders. Easy charts and worksheets turn a bewildering mess into tasks a parent can handle. Created by a parent in consultation with 23 health and education professionals, this guide… More Team Up For Your Child

The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy

Book Cover, The Anti-Romantic Child: A Story of Unexpected Joy

Priscilla Gilman recounts the challenges of raising a son with Hyperlexia, a developmental disorder associated with Autism. She explores the hopes and expectations we hold for our children and family and how experience may lead us to re-imagine them.

The Boy In The Moon: A Father’s Journey To Understand His Extraordinary Son

Ian Brown’s son Walker is one of only about 300 people worldwide diagnosed with cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome—an extremely rare genetic mutation that results in unusual facial appearance, the inability to speak, and a compulsion to hit himself constantly. At age thirteen, he is mentally and developmentally between one and three years old and will need… More The Boy In The Moon: A Father’s Journey To Understand His Extraordinary Son

The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children

Most children fall into five basic personality types that stem from inborn physical characteristics: the sensitive child, the self-absorbed child, the defiant child, the inattentive child, and the active/aggressive child. Stanley Greenspan, M.D., shows parents how to match their parenting to the challenges of their particular child. He identifies and vividly describes these five universal… More The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five “Difficult” Types of Children