Educate Yourself

General Information

Child Development


  • What am I Feeling? by by John Gottman PhD and Talaris Research Institute (for younger children)

  • 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

  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel

  • Family Rules: Raising Responsible Children by Kenneth Kaye

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Brain Function and ADHD: Why Medicine Helps Those with 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 by Karen Young

  • Please Explain Anxiety To Me by by Laurie E. Zelinger and Jordan Zelinger

  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

  • Outsmarting Worry by Dawn Huebner

  • What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake by Claire A.B. Freeland and Jacqueline B. Toner

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 Prevention Lifeline number (1-800-273- 8255)

  • Speak Up:Break the Silence

  • The Solace House (Local Support for Grief)

  • The Dougy Center (Education Grief)

  • Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive by Jacqueline Toner

  • Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens by Mary Kapapetioan Alvord and Anne McGrath

  • Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking by Tamar Chansky

  • Helping Your Depressed Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Martha Underwood Barnard

  • What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

  • Blueloon by Julia Cook


  • 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, Self-Confidence, 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

  • Kid Confidence: Help Your Child Make Friends, Build Resilience, and Develop and Real Self-Esteem by Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Gastrointestinal Disorders and Pain Management