Recommended Resources for Adults

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
Ross Greene, PhD
(One of the books I most commonly recommend in helping parents develop new strategies for talking to kids effectively)

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors
Pat Harvey, ACSW, LCSW & Jeanine Penzo, LICSW
(A book full of great strategies that alligns closely with many of the strategies I teach in session–a great follow up book to extend and deepen what we practice in the office)

Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills to Help Your Teen Navigate Emotional and Behavioral Challenges
Pat Harvey ACSW, LCSW, and Britt H. Rathbone
(As above, a book full of great strategies that alligns closely with many of the strategies I teach in session–a great follow up book to extend and deepen what we practice in the office)
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=parenting+a+teen+with+intense+emotions

Neurotribes
Steve Silberman
(The best overall summary available to date on the history and current state of knowledge about autism and other neurodivergent folks)
https://www.amazon.com/Neurotribes-Legacy-Autism-Future-Neurodiversity/dp/0399185615/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525893679&sr=8-1&keywords=neurotribes

Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism
Richard Grinker
(A great journalistic read on the social construction of how we have come to understand autism. Hint: It’s not an epidemic…)
https://www.amazon.com/Unstrange-Minds-Remapping-World-Autism/dp/0465027644/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525893705&sr=1-1&keywords=Unstrange+Minds

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553393073/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men
Michael Gurian
https://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Boys-Parents-Educators-Exceptional/dp/1585425281/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525791045&sr=1-3&keywords=the+wonder+of+boys

Wiseminded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens and Teens.
Laura S. Kastner and Kristen A Russell
https://www.amazon.com/Wise-Minded-Parenting-Essentials-Successful/dp/0983012857/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525790662&sr=8-1&keywords=wise+minded+parenting

Parenting you Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance
Christopher McCurry PhD and Steven C. Hayes PhD
https://www.amazon.com/Parenting-Anxious-Child-Mindfulness-Acceptance/dp/1572245794/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525910848&sr=8-1&keywords=parenting+your+anxious+child+with+mindfulness+and+acceptance

Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior: A Guide for Parents of Children with Behavioral, Social and Learning Challenges
Steven Curtis
(A book by one of my dissertation advisors—recommended!)
https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Your-Childs-Puzzling-Behavior/dp/0979498201/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525911148&sr=1-1&keywords=Steven+Curtis+parenting

CREATIVITY and the Autistic Student: Supporting Strengths to Develop Skills and Deepen Knowledge
Carrie Snow
(A book by one of my dissertation advisors—recommended!)
https://www.amazon.com/Creativity-Autistic-Student-Supporting-Strengths/dp/0807757276

Autism: What it Means to Me
Catherine Fayherty
(A great book for kids and teens to develop self-identity and advocacy skills as autistics)
https://www.amazon.com/Autism-Explaining-Awareness-Functioning-Aspergers/dp/1935274910/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525925432&sr=8-1&keywords=autism+what+it+means+to+me

Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say No Way and Parents Say Way to Go
John S. March and Christine M. Benton
(a really good program for overcoming an irrational anxiety—has ideas that can be adapted for overcoming other chronic fears as well)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1593853556/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence
Rachel Simmons
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/014311798X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Body Keeps the Score: Brian, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+body+keeps+the+score&sprefix=The+Body+K%2Cstripbooks%2C427&crid=39M38BA2YFPAY

Being a Dad is Weird: Lessons in Fatherhood from my Family to Yours
Ben Falcone
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/006247362X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment
Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and Robert M. Pressman
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0787908703/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The Coping Cat Parent Companion
Philip C. Kendal
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1888805439/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Helping Parents Practice: Ideas for Making It Easier                                                 Edmund Sprunger                                                    Volume https://www.amazon.com/Helping-Parents-Practice-Making-Easier/dp/0976785439/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530229190&sr=8-1&keywords=helping+parents+practice+by+edmund+sprunger