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Resources for Parents

There are excellent resources available to help parents manage difficult behavior by their children at home and school. One approach is to develop daily report cards for children to monitor their behavior. An excellent resource for parents and teachers to aid in developing these report card systems is located at:  http://ccf.buffalo.edu/resources_downloads.php

Parents who wish to learn more about learning disabilities are encouraged to check out the following:

A resource where parents of children with ADHD or Learning Disorders can learn more about how these difficulties affect learning at the following websites:

An association with excellent resources on the topic of ADHD is Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder:

Some suggested book resources are:

  • Parenting That Works by Edward Christopherson and Susan Mortweet (2003). Published by the American Psychological Association.
  • Why Do They Act That Way? A survival guide to the adolescent brain for you and your teenager by David Walsh (2004). Published by Free Press, New York.
  • Get Out of My Life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall? A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager by Anthony Wolf (2002).  Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Lives of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher (1994). Published by Ballantine Books, New York.

For Children and Parents Divorcing

  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci. (2006). Published by Fireside, New York.
  • Why Did You Have To Get A Divorce? And when can I get a hamster? by Anthony Wolf (1998). Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.

For Anxious Children

  • Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald M. Rapee, et al. (2000). New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Oakland, CA.

On Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide by Kathyryn Stewart (2002). Published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Childhood and Friendships:

  • Best Friends, Worst Enemies by Michael Thompson and Catherine O?Neill Grace (2001). Published by Ballantine Books, New York.

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