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In this section you can download the PDFs of articles written
by our members on a variety of topics relating to the journey of self and other
discovery. Feel free to copy and/or distribute them, including the appropriate
attribution if you do.
Books for Parents and Families
Self-Esteem - A Family Affair by Jean Illsley Clarke
How to Give Your Child a Great Self-Image by Dr. Debora Phillips with Fred Bernstein
Keep Talking Mother-Daughter Guide to the Pre-Teen Years by Lynda Madison, Ph.D.
"Why Doesn't Anybody Like Me?" A Guide to Raising Socially Confident Kids by Hara Estroff Morano
Reviving Ophelia - Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
Growing a Girl - 7 Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter (birth to 12 years) by Dr. Barbara Mackoff
Real Boys by William Pollack, Ph.D.
A Fine Young Man: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can do to Shape Adolescent Boys into Exceptional Men by Michael Gurian
Perfectionism by Miriam Adderholt-Elliott Difficult Kids and ADHD
Moving Beyond ADD/ADHD by Rita Kirsch Debroitner and Avery Hart
The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki, M.D.
Parenting a Child with a Behavior Problem by Penny Paquette and Cheryl Gerson Tuttle, M.Ed.
Driven to Distraction (from childhood through adulthood) by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Survival Strategies for Parenting your ADD Child by George T. Lynn
Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers by Lader and Conterio Divorce
"Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster?" A Guide to Parenting Through Divorce by Anthony W. Wolf, Ph.D.
Difficult Questions Kids Ask [and are too afraid to ask] About Divorce (for toddlers-teenagers) by Meg F. Schneider and Joan Zuckerberg, Ph.D.
Voices of Children of Divorce by Dr. David Royko General Parenting Books
Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Talk So Kids Will Learn by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
Emotionally Intelligent Parenting by Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D., Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D., and Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.
1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.
Stepfamily Realities by Margaret Newman
Parenting Toward Solutions by Linda Metcalf, Ph.D.
When Mothers Work by Jan K. Peters Death and Grieving
Living with Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
On Children and Death by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Questions and Answers on Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Working it Through by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Coping When a Parent Has Cancer by Linda Strauss
My Mommy Has Cancer by Carolyn Stearns-Parkinson
How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness by Kathleen McCue
My Family is Living with Cancer by Marco Products
The Perfect Stranger's Guide to Funerals and Grieving Practices edited by Stuart M. Matlins
The Grieving Child by Helen Fitzgerald
The Grieving Teen by Helen Fitzgerald
Talking to Children About Death by Earl Grollman
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