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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Jeffrey C. Wood, Psy.D. and Jeffrey Brantley, M.D. – A valuable and easy-to-understand guide to managing your emotions. This workbook is a powerful tool for those suffering with extreme emotions and mood swings, as it teaches effective ways of coping with stress and refraining from acting out. This book offers a hands-on… Read more »

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Nobody Nowhere

Donna Williams – This book offers a firsthand portrayal of what it is like to grow up and live as an adult with autism. A complex and often misunderstood affliction, this autobiography offers great insight into the mind of someone struggling with autism and learning to overcome difficulties and lead a full life.

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To Listen to a Child

T. Berry Brazelton M.D. Understanding the Normal Problems of Growing Up – This is one of child development expert and Harvard Medical School professor, Dr. Brazelton’s most important books. Not only does it teach parents the normal stages of a child’s development, but of the calming effect they can have by reacting intelligently and sensitively… Read more »

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My Parents Are Divorced Too

A Book for Kids by Kids. By Melanie, Annie and Stephen Ford as told to Jan Blackstone-Ford. Finally a book about divorce from the kids’ point of view! No one is better equipped to offer personal anecdotes, emotional accounts and sound advice on what children go through when their parents get divorced than the kids… Read more »

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Teaching Meditation to Children

David Fontana and Ingrid Slack. The Practical Guide To The Use And Benefits Of Meditation Techniques. Meditation can be a very useful and important tool in your child’s regulation of their emotions and moods as well as a way for them to understand themselves. Teaching your children to meditate can be a gift to the… Read more »

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The First Years Last Forever (DVD)

Produced by Rob Reiner – The mystery of how to be the best parent possible is thoughtfully explored in this DVD series produced by celebrated director and actor Rob Reiner. In a cause close to his heart, he brings forth the knowledge of many child developmentĀ  experts in a practical guide on how to raise… Read more »

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The Emotional Life of the Toddler

Alicia Lieberman, Ph.D. – Parents will benefit from this compelling book exploring the emotions of toddlers, as they grow into their own unique personalities. At an age when they are first exploring their independence and experiencing the world from this new, adventurous point of view, toddlers undergo a whirlwind of emotions – from fear to… Read more »

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Parenting from the Inside Out

Daniel Siegel M.D. and Mary Hartzell M. Ed. – The way we were treated as children shapes the development of our brain. This book by psychologist Dan Siegel and child development specialist Mary Hartzell explains how our traits as parents evolve from our own childhood experiences. Based on Siegelā€™s research of fascinating neurobiological studies and… Read more »

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Touchpoints: Birth to Three

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. – An essential book for parents of infants and toddlers, written by one of the most famous child development experts in the world. Addressing the many physical, social and emotional developmental concerns of parents, the book acts as a great comfort and guide in the floundering first years of parenthood. With… Read more »

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Touchpoints: Three to Six

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. – This book takes parents into the world of their young children, exploring the developmental stages they go through both physically and psychologically. The book’s author, renowned child development expert. T. Berry Brazelton, helps parents learn to help their children through the rocky milestones in their growth. From temper tantrums to… Read more »

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