Parent Resources


The PBS Parents Guide to Raising Boys will help you discover how to help your boy feel confident, succeed in school, and grow up resilient and responsible.

Family Fun
Experience the magic of making music with your little ones!

This is a wonderful, very positive site about ADD... includes an array of 
information regarding kids who have ADD, as well as adults who have ADD.

Crafts, Recipes, games, health, holidays, parenting and more!

Crafts for kids

Teach positive behaviors to kids with Shamu's help

Autism Society of America

Postive Parenting
Positive Parenting is dedicated to providing resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun!

Positive Discipline 
Positive Discipline Associates website with the mission to create peace in the world through peace in homes and classrooms. Great questions of the week and resource information.

Hello Friend 
Bill Cosby's site, from the Ennis Foundation, in support of students who are differently abled with resources and tips for those kids, their parents and teachers. 

This site provides good, to the point information about a wide range of 
child issues, from self-esteem to grieving to divorce to stress.

Do To Learn 
A great resource for teaching social skills. Contains an interactive, 
animated, web-based game on reading facial expressions.

Pregnancy and Parenting

National Center for Fathering's goal is to improve the well-being of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children.

Because kids don't come with instructions.


Quirky Kids. Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In - When to Worry and When Not toWorry by Perri Klass, M.D., Eileen Costello, M.D.

123 Magic - Effective Discipline for children 2-12
Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.

SOS - Help for Emotions
Managing Anxiety, Anger and Depression
Lynn Clark, Ph.D.

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, 
"Chronically Inflexible"Children by Ross W. Greene Ph.D.

Raising Your Spirited Child: A guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent,energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

So This is Normal Too? Teachers and Parents Working Out Developmental Issues in Young Children by Deborah Hewitt

Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help your child find, make and keep friends by Fred Frankel, PH.D

How to Help Your Child WithHomework by Marguerite C. Radencich Ph.D. & Jeanne Shay Schumm Ph.D.

The Myth ofLaziness by Mel Levine M.D.

Strong-Willed Childor Dreamer? By Dr. Dana Scott Spears & Dr. Ron L. Braund

Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception by Thom Hartman

The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki MD

Love and Anger (the parental dilemma) by Nancy Samalin with Catherin Whitney

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon PH.D & Michael Thompson PH.D

Real Boys by William Pollack PH.D

The Courage to Raise GoodMen by Olga Siverstein & Beth Rashbaum

Best Friends Worst Enemies: Understanding the social lives of Children Michael Thompson PH.D & Catherine O'Neill Grace with Lawrence J. Cohen PH.D


Was it the Chocolate Pudding? By Sandra Levins

My Family's Changing by Pat Thomas

It's not your fault, Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky

Divorce Isn't the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for kids by Ellen Se Stern

Good Answers to tough questions by Joy Berry

Speaking of Divorce: How to talk with your kids and help them cope by Roberta Beyer & Kent Winchester

Talking About Family Breakup by Jillian Powell

Talking to children about childbirth

The Usborne Flip-Flap Body Book by Alastair Smith and Judy Tatchell

The Bird, the Bees and the Berenstain Bears by Stan & Jan Berenstain

So that's how I was born by Dr. Robert Brooks & Susan Perl

Where do babies come from? By Peter Mayle

Where do babies comes from? By Angela Royston

It's so Amazing!: A book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Robie Harris

Arthur's New Baby Book by Marc Brown

Julius, the Baby of the World By Kevin Henkes

Arrival of a Sibling

We Have a Baby by Cathryn Falwell

I'm a Big Sister/I'm a Big Brother by Jane Cutler

Big Sister Little Sister by Charlotte Zolotow

Starting School

The Kissing Hand by Audry Penn

I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas

Owen and Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes


Armadillo Tattletale by Helen Ketteman

Don't Squeal Unless it's a Big Deal: a tale of tattletales by Jeanie Franz Ransom

The Tattletale by Lynn Downey

Adventures of Rainbow Fish including Finders Keepers, The Dangerous Deep, Spike and the Substitute, and Tattle Tale by Marcus Pfister

Books For Children On Death And Other Losses

All Children Grieve 
"A resource for teachers, parents, counselors and other caring adults." 
Classroom strategies, book lists, and a wealth of other resource for 
bereavement issues

Trozzi, Maria, and Kathy Massimini. Talking With Children About Loss. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1999.

Armstrong, William. Sounder. New York: Harper & Row, 1969. This is a beautiful story, for children from eight to thirteen, about a young African-American boy an dhis dog who dies.

Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddi the Leaf. Thorofare, N.J.: Charles B. Slack, 1982. This book for all ages is a wonderful metaphor of life and death depicted by the changing seasons.

Cohen, Miriam. Jim's Dog Muffin. New York: Dell, 1984. When Muffin dies, Jim's first grade class helps him feel better; a book for kids from four to eight.

Mellonie, Bryan, and Robert Ingpen. Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children. New York: Bantam Books, 1983. This book offers meaningful ways for youngsters ages three to nine to understand death.

Krementz, Jill. How it Feels When a Parent Dies. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1981. Eighteen vignettes written by childnre from seven to seventeen who share their feelings about their parent's death.

Lanton, Sandy. Daddy's Chair. Rockville, Md.: Kar-Ben Copies, Inc., 1991. A touching story for children and adults about the death of Michael's dad and how Michael deals with it in the Jewish tradition of Shiva.

LeShan, Eda. When a Parent is Very Sick. Boston: Little, Brown, 1986. A self-help guide that highlights feelings and situations in which a parent is temporarily, chronically, or terminally ill. Youngsters from ten to fourteen can understand how illness affects entire families.

Learning to Say Good-bye: When a Parent Dies. New York: Macmillan, 1975. This book helps bereaved children, ages eight and older, deal with their feelings when a beloved parents dies.

Madenski, Melissa. Some of the Pieces. Boston: Little, Brow, 1991. A family shares happy memories about dad one year after his death and cremation. Kids from ages five to nine can identify with this story.

Adler, C.S. Carly's Buck. New York: Clarion, 1987. For ages 10 and up. Carly's mother has died of cancer, and Carly blames herself and her father for not having been as good to her mother as she thinks they should have been.

Arnold, Caroline. What We Do When Someone Dies. New York: Watts, 1987. Ages 6-10.

Carson, Jo. You Hold Me and I'll Hold You. 1992. For K-5. Child's first experience with family funeral.

Greenlee, Sharon. When Someone Dies. Peachtree Publishers, 1992. For K-6.

Mills, Joyce. Gentle Willow: A Story for Children about Dying. Magination, 1993. Animal friends comes to grip with a dying tree. They offer comfort and help with the tree's fear of dying adn learn the value of love and memories.

The Next Place by Warren Hanson

Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert and Chuck Deklyien


Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald M. Rapee, Ph.D., Susan H. Spence, Ph.D, Vanessa Cobham, Ph.D., and Ann Wignall, M. Psych.

SOS - Help for Emotions

Managing Anxiety, Anger and Depression
Lynn Clark, Ph.D.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.

When My Worries Get Too Big: A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live With Anxiety by Kari Dunn Buron

The Handbook for Helping Kids With Anxiety & Stress by Kim “Tip” Frank, Ed.S, LPC

Stress Relief For Kids: Taming your dragons (creative relaxation activities for home and school) by Martha Belknap

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stess, Anxiety & Transitions by Lawrence E. Shapiro, PH.D & Robin K. Sprague, LCPC

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Separation Anxiety

The Good-bye Book by Judith Viorst

Into the Great Forest: A story for children away from their parents for the first time by Irene Marcus

Even if I Spill My Milk? by Anita Grossnickle Hines
Benjamin Comes Back by Amy Brandt

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents


Bunny Bungalow by Cynthia Rylant

Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move by Cynthia Rylant

A New House by Jill Wenzel


Bully B.E.A.N.S. by Julia Cook

Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully by Audrey Penn

Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Bullies by Howard Binkow and Susan F. Cornelison

Don't Laugh at Me by Steven Seskin and Allen Shamblin

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig

Nobody Knew What To Do - A Story About Bullying by Becky Ray McCain

King of The Playground by Phillis Reynolds Naylor

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Kicky the Mean Chick Learns Her Lesson and other kicky tales by Erika Karres

Blue Cheese Breath adn Stinky Feet by Catherine DePino

The Bully Blockers Club by Teresa Bateman

I Didn't Know I Was A Bully - Story and lesson by Melissa Richards

Social Stories

Baker, Jed E., The Social Skills Picture Book, Teaching Play Emotion and Communication to Children with Autism, Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc: 2001

Gray, Carol. The New Social Story Book, Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc; 2000.

Meiners, Cheri, “Join in and Play” Learning to Get Along Series Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.

Perspective Taking Skills

Winner, Michelle Garcia. Think Social: A social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students, San Jose, CA: Think Social Publishing, Inc, 2005


Winner, Michelle Garcia, Thinking about You, Thinking about Me: Teaching Perspective Taking and social thinking to persons with Social Cognitive Learning 

Challenges; 2nd Edition. San Jose, CA; Think Social Publishing, Inc, 2007.

Social Skills Training Resource Books

Baker, Jed E., Social Skills Training For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems, Shawnee Mission; KS: Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2003

Sussman, Fern. TalkAbility – People skills for Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum- A guide for Parents. Toronto, ON: Hanen Centre Publication, 2006.

Sussman, Fern More Than Words, Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Toronto, ON; Hanen Centre Publication, 1999

Siperstein, Gary, and Rickards, Emily. Promoting Social Success: A Curriculum for Children with Special Needs. Baltimore: Brooks Publishing, 2004.

Hartley-Brewer, Elizabeth. Praising Boys Well: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2006.

Hartley-Brewer, Elizabeth. Praising Girls Well: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2006.

DeBell, Susan. How do I stand in your shoes? Chapin, SC: Youthlight Inc., 2008.

Community Skills

Smith Myles, Brenda, Trautman, M., Schelvan, R. The Hidden Curriculum, Shawnee Mission, KS; The Autism Asperger Publishing Company

Lockshin, Stephanie B., Gillis, Jennifer M., Romanczyk, Raymond G. (2005). Helping your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oakland, CA; New Harbor Publications, Inc.

Abrams, Philip, Henriques, Leslie (2004). The Autistic Spectrum Parent’s Daily Helper, Berkeley, CA; Ulysses Press.

Video Modeling

Fitting in and Having Fun, DVD Volume #1 and #2, TD Social Skills,

Model Me Kids, Videos for Modeling Social Skills, DVD: Various Volumes,

My Community, Computer Software, Social Skills Builder, 2004,

Children's Books with Social Skills Themes

Curtis, Jamie Lee. Today I feel Silly & Other Moods that Make My Day. Harper Collins Publishers, 1998.

Snodgrass, Catherine S. Super Silly Sayings that are Over Your Head, Higganum, CT; Starfish Specialty Press, 2004.

Lovell, Patty. Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Publishers, 2001.

Whitcomb, Mary. Odd Velvet. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.

Cook, Julia. Personal Space Camp. Virginia: CTC Publishing, 2007.

Cook, Julia. My Mouth is a Volcano. Virginia: CTC Publishing, 2005.

Etlinger, Rebecca. To Be Me: Understanding what it’s like to have Asperger’s Syndrome. California: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005.