Educate Yourself

General Information

Child Development


  • How to Talk so Your Child Will Listen and How to Listen so Your Child Will Talk by Adele Farber and Elaine Mazlish
  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids by Laura Markham
  • Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
  • Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime by Edward R. Christophersen and Susan L. Mortweet
  • Parenting With Love And Logic (Updated and Expanded Edition) by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • Smart Parenting for Smart Kids by Eileen Kennedy Moore
  • Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind by Michael J. Bradley
  • Family Rules: Raising Responsible Children by Kenneth Kaye

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition) by Russell A. Barkley PhD
  • The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD by John F. Taylor
  • Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach (APA Lifetools) by Vincent J. Monastra
  • Understanding Girls with ADHD, Updated and Revised: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do by Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman, and Patricia Quinn
  • Attention Girls: A Guide to Learn All About Your ADHD by Patricia Quinn


  • Growing Up Brave by Donna Pincus
  • Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Revised and Updated Edition: Practical Strategies to Overcome Fears, Worries, and Phobias and Be Prepared for for Life--from Toddlers to Teens by Tamar Chanksy
  • If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents by Edna B. Foa and Linda Wasmer Andrews
  • Mastery of Anxiety and Panic for Adolescents Riding the Wave (Programs That Work) by Donna B Pincus, Jill T Ehrenreich and Sara G Mattis

For Kids:

  • Hey Warrior
  • Please Explain Anxiety To Me
  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF)
  • Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents by Tamar Chansky
  • Talking Back to OCD: The Program that Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" and Parents to Say "Way to Go" by John March and Christine Benton
  • Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment by Aureen Pinto Wagner and Paul A. Jutton
  • What to do when your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions by Aureen Pinto Wagner
  • What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD  by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews 

Tourette Syndrome


Mindfulness, Meditation, and Relaxation apps

Depression, Suicide, and Grief


  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
  • Kansas Crisis Hotline: 913-281-1234
  • National Crisis Hotline: 1-888-279-8188
  • Youth Crisis Hotline: 816-741-8701
  • Life Crisis Center, Inc.: 800-784-2433 

Internet and Social Media Safety

Social Skills and Bullying

  • Bullies 2 Buddies
  • Social Thinking
  • Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help Your Child Find, Make, and Keep Friends by Fred Frankel
  • The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Make Friends by Natalie Madorsky Elman and Eileen Kennedy Moore
  • Friends: Making Them and Keeping Them (American Girl) by Patty Kelley Criswell and Stacy Peterson
  • A Smart Girl's Guide to Knowing What to Say (American Girl) by Patti Kelley Criswell and Angela Martini
  • A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles by Patti Kelley Criswell (Author), Angela Martini (Illustrator) 
  • Making Friends is An Art! by Julia Cook (for autism spectrum children)
  • Growing Friendships by Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Gastrointestinal Disorders and Pain Management