My Suggested Reading List
Overall Best Book Recommendation
Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert, Ph. D.Topics: Life, Love, Happiness, etc.
It's Not Okay to Be a Cannibal: How to Keep Addiction from Eating Your Family Alive (by Andrew Wainwright and Robert PosnanovichHelping family members cope with addiction
Adolescent Development and Parenting
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ. (By Daniel Goleman)Topics: The importance of developing social and coping skillsAnd...
Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships. (By Daniel Goleman)Topics: The biological basis of social and emotional health
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
Yes Your Teen IS Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind (by Michael J. Bradley)Topics: Adolescent brain development / understanding teenage behavior
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
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 relationshipsStop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent (By Janet Sasson Edgette)Topics: General parenting
The Defiant Child: A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder (by Douglas Riley)Topics: Oppositional defiance disorder and behavioral acting out
Anxiety and Stress ManagementThe Quiet Mind by John Harvey, Ph. D.Freedom from Stress by Phil Nuerenberg, Ph.D.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
Queen Bees and Wannabes. Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence (by Rosalind Wiseman)Topics: Relational Aggression / "Female Bullying"
Odd Girl Out. The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (by Rachel Simmons)Topics: Relational Aggression / "Female Bullying"
Reviving Ophelia. Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (by Mary Pipher)Topics: Self-esteem and adolescent female development
Dying to Be Thin. Understanding and Treating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia--A Practical, Lifesaving Guide (by Ira Sacker)Topics: Eating disorders
Cutting. Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation (by Steven Levenkron)Topics: Cutting and self-mutilation
Boys Will Be Boys. Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence (by Myriam Miedzian)Topics: Bullying, self-esteem, and adolescent male development
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)
Raising Cain. Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys (by Dan Kindlon)Topics: Self-esteem and adolescent male development
Real Boys. Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood (by Mary Pipher)Topics: Self-esteem and adolescent male development