Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

Dan Kindlon, Ph.D. and Michael Thompson, PhD.

Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. The authors identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy–giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth.

Driven to Distraction

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., & John J. Ratey, M.D.

“Driven to Distraction” has been a lifeline to the approximately 18 million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. But most importantly, the authors focus on the positives that can come with this “disorder”—including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.

Delivered from Distraction

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., & John J. Ratey, M.D.

Tailored expressly to ADD learning styles and attention spans, “Delivered from Distraction” provides accessible, engaging discussions of every aspect of the condition, from diagnosis to finding the proper treatment regimen.

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child

Alan Kazdin

A lifesaving handbook for parents of children who are occasionally, or too often, “out of control.” Kazdin shatters decades’ worth of accumulated myths about tantrums, time-outs, punishments “fitting the crime,” and much more. The program is temporary, but the results are permanent—for very young children, adolescents, and even beyond.

Asperger Rules!

Blythe Grossberg, Psy.D.

Fitting into school and social life can be the single most challenging task when one has Asperger’s Syndrome. “Asperger’s Rules!” can help. Packed full of information, this book covers common school situations and the uncommon challenges that they can present to a child with Asperger’s.