Deer Creek Psychological Associates: Resources


Barkley, Russell. (1998). Your Defiant Child: 8 Steps to Better Behavior. Guilford Press.
  • Best if used with a therapist or a group.
  • Barkley, Russell. (1987). Defiant Children: Parent-Teacher assignments. Guilford Press.
  • Best if used with a therapist or a group.
  • Becker, Wesley. (1971). Parents are Teachers. Research Press.
  • Very readable.
  • Bradley, Michael. (2003). Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind. Harbor Press, Inc.
    Brown, Scott. (2003). How to Negotiate with Kids...even when you think you shouldn't: 7 Essential Skills to End Conflict and Bring More Joy into Your Family. Penguin Books.
  • Based on the Harvard Business School model of conflict resolution, very good.
  • Cohen-Sandler, Roni & Silver, Michelle. (2000). I'm Not Mad at You, I Just Hate You. Penguin Books.
    Eliot, Lise. (1999). What's Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life. Bantam.
  • Excellent and readable book on early child development.
  • Golant, M. & Corwin, D. (1995). The Challenging Child. Berkeley.
  • This is an easy to read book with good basic strategies.
  • Gossen, D.C. (1993). Restitution. New View Publications.
  • Easy to read and shows that most problems can be repaired by paying back to the victim.
  • Greene, Ross. (1998). The Explosive Child. Harper Collins.
  • Excellent strategies for inflexible- explosive children.
  • Haerle, Tracy. (1992). Children with Tourette Syndrome, A Parent's Guide. Woodbine House.
    Kirshenbaum, M. & Foster, C. (1995). Parent/teen Breakthrough: The Relationship Approach. Penguin.
  • Excellent.
  • Kohn, Alfie. (2005). Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason. Atria.
    Kurcinka, M. S. (1991). Raising Your Spirited Child. Harper Perennial.
  • Very good analysis of children who are over-sensitive, energetic, persistent, etc. and how parents contribute to it.
  • McCarney, S. & Bauer, A. (1989). The Parent's Guide: Solutions to Today's Most Common Behavior Problems in the Home. Hawthorne Educational Services.
  • Cookbook with little explanation of how to.
  • Morin, Virginia. (1999). Fun to Grow On: Engaging Play Activities for Kids with Teachers, Parents & Grandparents. Magnolia Street Publishing.
    Rich, Dorothy. (1992). MegaSkills. Houghton-Mifflin.
  • Good book developing values.
  • Sloane, H. (1976). The Good Kid Book: How to Solve the 16 Most Common Behavior Problems. Research Press.
  • Very readable.
  • Seligman, M. (1995). The Optimistic Child. Harper Perennial.
  • Excellent advice based on sound research on depression. Author is the originator of the concepts of learned optimism and learned helplessness.
  • Sunderland, Margot. (2006). The Science of Parenting. DK Publishing.
    Walsh, D. (2004). Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen. Free Press.
  • Very readable.
  • Weininger, Otto. (2002). Time-in Parenting: How to teach children emotional self-control, life skills, and problem solving by lending yourself and staying connected. Rinascente Books, Inc.
    Wood, Chip. (2007). Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom ages 4-14, 3rd Edition. Rinascente Books, Inc.
    Blended Families
    Bradley, Buff. (1982). Where Do I Belong? A Kid's Guide to Step Families. Addison Wesley Publishing Company.
    Einstein & Albert. Strengthening Your Family.
    Gardner, Richard. (1985). The Boys & Girls Book about Stepfamilies. Creative Therapeutics
  • For children & parents.
  • Lutz, Erika. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Step-parenting.
  • Adults.
  • Visher, John & Emily. (1993). Stepfamilies: Myths and Realities. Citadel Press.

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