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    My Suggested Reading List
     
    Overall Best Book Recommendation

    Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert, Ph. D.

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    Topics: Life, Love, Happiness, etc.
     
    Addictions:

    It's Not Okay to Be a Cannibal
    : How to Keep Addiction from Eating Your Family Alive  (by Andrew Wainwright and Robert Posnanovich
    Helping family members cope with addiction
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    Adolescent Development and Parenting
     
     
    Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ. (By Daniel Goleman)
    Topics: The importance of developing social and coping skills
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    Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. (By Daniel Goleman)
    Topics: The biological basis of social and emotional health
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    The Primal Teen.  What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids. (by Barbara Strauch)
    Topics: Adolescent brain development / understanding teenage behavior
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    Yes Your Teen IS Crazy!
     Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind (by Michael J. Bradley)
    Topics: Adolescent brain development / understanding teenage behavior
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    Get Out of My Life, But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall.  A Parents Guide to the New Teenager (by Anthony Wolfe)
    Topics: Understanding and coping with the challenges of parenting
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    I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You!  A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict (by Roni Cohen-Sandler and Michelle Silver)
    Topics: Mother--daughter relationships
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    Stop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent (By Janet Sasson Edgette)
    Topics: General parenting
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    The Defiant Child: A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder (by Douglas Riley)
    Topics: Oppositional defiance disorder and behavioral acting out
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    Anxiety and Stress Management
    The Quiet Mind by John Harvey, Ph. D.
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    Freedom from Stress by Phil Nuerenberg, Ph.D.
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    Topics: Stress, anxiety, and "self-talks"
    Topics: Stress, and the role of breathing, diet, exercise, and meditation
    Teenage Depression
     
    More Than Moody.  Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression (by Harold Koplewicz)
    Topics: Depression
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    Girls' Issues
     
    Queen Bees and Wannabes.  Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence (by Rosalind Wiseman)
    Topics: Relational Aggression / "Female Bullying"
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    Odd Girl Out.  The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (by Rachel Simmons)
    Topics: Relational Aggression / "Female Bullying"
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    Reviving Ophelia.  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (by Mary Pipher)
    Topics: Self-esteem and adolescent female development
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    Eating Disorders
     
      
    Dying to Be Thin.  Understanding and Treating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia--A Practical, Lifesaving Guide (by Ira Sacker)
    Topics: Eating disorders
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    Self-injury
     
    Cutting.  Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation (by Steven Levenkron)
    Topics: Cutting and self-mutilation
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    Boys' Issues
     
    Boys Will Be Boys.  Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence (by Myriam Miedzian)
    Topics: Bullying, self-esteem, and adolescent male development
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    The Trouble With Boys A Surprising Report Card on Our Sons, Their Problems at School, and What Parents and Educators Must Do (by Peg Tyre)
    Topics: Boys' difficulty in school (academic, behavioral, social)
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    Raising Cain.  Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys (by Dan Kindlon)
    Topics: Self-esteem and adolescent male development
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    Real Boys.  Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood (by Mary Pipher)
    Topics: Self-esteem and adolescent male development
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