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Children’s Books * Best Sellers

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Asperger's Rules!: How to Make Sense of School and Friends *  By Grossberg,Blythe* Packed full of information, this book covers common school situations and the uncommon challenges that they can present to a child with Asperger's.

 

Cory Stories: A Kid's Book About Living with ADHD * By Kraus, Jeanne * Cory describes what it's like to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - how it affects his relationships with friends and family, his school performance, and his overall functioning.

 

Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales * By Ransom, Jeanie Franz * helps kids learn when tattling is appropriate and when it is merely squealing. With warmth and humor, this story for young grade-schoolers offers easy guidelines so that kids know when to talk to each other, and when to call in the grown-ups.

 

Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions *By Cain, Barbara S. * a series of familiar situations illustrate the common yet uncomfortable experience of having two contrasting feelings at the same time.

 

Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD * By Nadeau, Kathleen G.; Dixon, Ellen B. * Packed with practical tips, know-how, and fun, this friendly workbook just for kids has solutions for every situation — at home, at school, and with friends.

 

My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic * By Tompkins, Michael A.; Martinez, Katherine A. * helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive–behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety head-on and to feel more confident and empowered in the process.

 

Nobody's Perfect: A Story for Children About Perfectionism * By Burns, Ellen Flanagan*

 

A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma *By Holmes, Margaret M. * This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode, including physical abuse, school or gang violence, accidents, homicide, suicide, and natural disasters such as floods or fire.

 

What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More *By Huebner, Dawn * Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach essential habit-busting strategies, targeting everything from nail biting and thumb sucking to shirt chewing, hair twirling, and more.

 

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep *By Huebner, Dawn * guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep.

 

What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity * By Huebner, Dawn * guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat negative thinking.

 

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety *By Huebner, Dawn *

guides kids and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety.

 

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD * By Huebner, Dawn *

guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder.

 

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger *By Huebner, Dawn * guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with anger.

 

Information * Self Help Books

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Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Getting the Best of Worry, Stress, and Fear *By Moore, Bret A.* This concise how-to book teaches you to manage everyday stress or a severe chronic condition such as panic, posttraumatic stress, or overwhelming worry, so you can relax and enjoy life.

 

Train Your Mind for Peak Performance: A Science-Based Approach for Achieving Your Goals * By Bourne, Lyle E. Jr.; Healy, Alice F. *

Regardless of what subject or skill you're learning, you can maximize your training for higher levels of performance. This book shares practical tips to help you learn quickly, remember what you learn, and apply it to real-world performance.

 

Creating Well-Being: Four Steps to a Happier, Healthier Life * By Hays, Pamela A. * presents a four-step process for overcoming negative thinking and building well-being. Each chapter shows how taking small, manageable steps adds up, over time, to real and permanent change.

 

25 Lessons in Mindfulness: Now Time for Healthy Living * By Ameli, Rezvan * presents a practical, step-by-step approach for establishing your own mindfulness practice.

 

Succeeding With Adult ADHD: Daily Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Manage Your Life * By Levrini, Abigail; Prevatt, Frances *

In easy-to-master lessons, this book offers realistic, proven, and unique daily strategies to help people overcome the challenges of adult ADHD and find fulfillment in taking the practical steps needed to achieve their goals.

 

The Forgiving Life: A Pathway to Overcoming Resentment and Creating a Legacy of Love *

By Enright, Robert D. * offers scientifically supported guidance to help people forgive those in their lives who have acted unfairly and have inflicted emotional hurt.

 

The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life * By Turk, Dennis W.; Winter, Frits* provides a 10-step program to help improve the lives of those suffering from chronic pain.

 

Forgiveness Is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope * By Enright, Robert D.* By demonstrating how forgiveness, approached in the correct manner, benefits the forgiver far more than the forgiven this self-help book benefits people who have been deeply hurt by another and caught in a vortex of anger, depression, and resentment.

Family Focused Books

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Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach, * By Monastra, Vincent J. * shows readers how to obtain a comprehensive ADHD evaluation, school accommodations, and the ways medication, attention training, and parenting techniques can promote the success of children with ADHD.

 

Rewards for Kids! Ready-to-Use Charts & Activities for Positive Parenting * By Shiller, Virginia M.; Schneider, Meg F. * shows parents how to use a variety of child-friendly sticker charts and other tools to reward kids for good behavior.

 

Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime * By Christophersen, Edward R.; Mortweet, Susan L. * This book's aim is to build parenting skills so that children can grow up as happy and compassionate adults.

 

The Inside Story on Teen Girls * By Zager, Karen; Rubenstein, Alice * This book reveals expert answers to real questions asked by parents and teen girls.

 

The Flyaway Blanket * By Peterkin, Allan * The Flyaway Blanket is a sweet story about attachment and bonding.

 

Homemade Books to Help Kids Cope: An Easy-to-Learn Technique for Parents & Professionals * By Ziegler, Robert G. * This book shows parents how to create personalized books for and with their children.

 

I Can't Do Anything! * By Robberecht, Thierry * This is a story about manners, family rules, growing up, and letting go of immature behaviors.

 

Make-Believe: Games & Activities for Imaginative Play * By Singer, Dorothy G.; Singer, Jerome L. * This lively how-to guide contains more than 100 activities and games that parents, teachers, and other adults can use to stimulate the imagination and sense of play in children between the ages of 2 and 5.

 

More Annie Stories: Therapeutic Storytelling Techniques * By Brett, Doris * This book teaches parents how to tell stories that will ease their children's fears and help them solve their problems.

 

Why Are You So Scared? A Child's Book About Parents With PTSD * By Andrews, Beth * This book explains PTSD and its symptoms in nonthreatening, kid-friendly language, and is full of questions and exercises that kids and parents can work through together.

 

Wishing Wellness: A Workbook for Children of Parents With Mental Illness * By Clarke, Lisa Anne * This workbook is designed to allow children to process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences while learning more about their parent's mental illness.

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