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suggested books

For parents/legal guardians

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting

John Gottman, Ph.D.


The Explosive Child:  A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

Ross Green

Quirky Kids: Understanding Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In - 

When to Worry and When Not to Worry

Perri Klass & Eileen Costello.

Intended for parents whose children’s problems are more complex than ADHD, but some of the chapters are helpful for parents of ADHD kids as well.


Taking Charge of ADHD, The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

Russell Barkley

Still probably the best basic text for parents that presents comprehensive, mainstream information about ADHD.


A Mind at a Time 

Mel Levine, M.D.

Detailed description of the attention control system and how it functions.  Also writes about learning differences and different learning styles.  Helpful understanding of academic "output" problems.

Dont' Shoot the Dog

Karen Pryor

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers

Michael Riera, Ph.D.

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenage

Anthony Wolf, Ph.D. 

I'd Listen to My Parents If They'd Just Shut Up: What to Say and Not Say When Parenting Teens

Anthony Wolf, Ph.D.

The Secret of Parenting: How to Be in Charge of Today's Kids - from Toddlers to Preteens - Without Threats or Punishment

Anthony Wolf, Ph.D.

Why Did You Get a Divorce?: And When Can I Get a Hamster?

Anthony Wolf, Ph.D.

Smart but Scattered Teens

Richard Guare, Ph.D., Peg Dawson, Ph.D., & Colin Guare

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