Suggested Reading and Resources

Recommended Reading: Parenting

  • Siblings Without Rivalry;  How to Help Your Children Live Together so You Can Live Too. By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children 4-7: By Joanna Fabor and Julie King, et al
  • How to Talk to Kids So They will LIsten and LIsten so They will Talk: Adele Fabor and Elaine Mazlish et al
  • Get Out of My Life!  But First Can You Take Me and Cheryl to the Mall?  By Anthony E. Wolf Ph.D
  • Get Out of My Life!  But First Can You Take Me and Alex into Town?  By Anthony E. Wolf Ph.D and Suzanne Franks
  • Living with the Active, Alert Child. By Linda S. Budd, Ph.D
  • The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay
  • Ages and Stages: A Parent's Guide to Normal Childhood Development: By Schaefer and DiGeronimo
    • Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation and Problem-Solving Skills: By Jan Nelson             Ed.D
  • Autism Support for parents:  The MN Autism Resource Portal utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis.

Recommended Reading: Relationships

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work:  A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert:  Revised and Updated:  by John                  Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver, et. all
  • After the Affair: By Janis Abrahms Spring and Michael Spring
  • Not 'Just Friends':  Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity:  By Shirley Glass
  • The Female Brain: By Louann Brizendine, MD. Describes the biological differences between men’s and women’s brains.
  • Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Life Back When Someone You Care About has Borderline Personality Disorder. By Mason and Kreger.
  • It is Changing For Good; A Revolutionary Six Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward. By Prochaska, PhD. et all
  • Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships:  By Nedra Glover Tawwab
  • Set Boundaries, Find Peace:  By Nedra Glover Tawwab
  • Should I try to work it out?:  Hawkins, Fackrell, & Harris.
  • How to  Talk so your Spouse Will Listen; Six Principles for Turning Arguments into Conversations.:  Tom Nelson
  • The Science of Trust:  Emotional Attunement for Couples:  John Gottman

Recommended Reading: Abuse

  • Why Does He Do That?  By Lundy Bancroft  (also applies to same sex relationships)
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship. By Patricia Evans
  • Verbal Abuse:  Survivors Speak Out. By Patricia Evans
  • Teen Torment:  Overcoming Verbal Abuse at Home and at School. By Patricia Evans
  • Will I Ever Be Good Enough?  Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers.  By Karyl McBride
  • It's Not You:  Identifying and Healing from Narcissistic People.  By Ramani Durvasula

Recommended Reading:  Grief

  • It's OK That You're Not OK:  Meeting Grief and Loss in A Culture That Doesn't Understand.  By Megan Devine
  • The Grief Guidebook:  Common Questions, Compassionate Answers, Practical Suggestions (Good Grief Series).  By Gary Roe
  • Grief Day By Day:  Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living with Loss.  By Jan Warner
  • Bearing the Unbearable:  Love, Loss and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief.  By Joanne Cacciatore
  • The Grieving Brain.  By Mary Francis O'Connor.

Recommended Reading: Money

  • For Richer, Not Poorer - The Money Book for Couples. By Ruth Hayden
  • How to Turn Your Money Life Around: The Money Book for Women. By Ruth Hayden
  • Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny. By Suze Orman
  • The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke. By Suze Orman

Recommended Reading: Divorce

  • Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex, A Hands on, practical guide to coping with custody issues that arise with an 
  • Uncooperative ex-spouse. By Julie A. Ross and Judy Corcoran
  • The Switching Hour: Kids of Divorce Say Good-bye Again. By Evon O. Flesberg
  • Helping Children Cope with Divorce. By Teyber

Recommended Reading:  Anxiety

  • YouTube, Claire Weekes on How to Overcome Anxiety
  • Float Through Anxiety-Anxiety Coach,  By Claire Weekes
  • Deconstructing Anxiety, The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment.  By Todd Pressman
  • Website; for many helpful resources!
  •  Facing Panic.  Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks-Second Edition.  By Reid Wilson, PhD    

Recommended Reading:  Anger Management

  • Mindful Anger:  A Pathway to Emotional Freedom.  By Andrea Brandt, Ph.D, MFT
  • Anger Management Jumpstart:  A 4-session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change.  By Pavel Sorrow, Ph.D

Recommended Readings: Meditation

  • The Joy of Living.  By Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  

Recommended Readings:  Journaling, Guided

  • The Artist's Way.  By Julia Cameron  The Morning Pages Journal is a guided journaling program to assist you in becoming better acquainted with yourself.
  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook:  A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength and Thrive.  By Kristin Neff

Recommended Readings:  Bi Polar

  • An Impossible LIfe.  By Rachael Siddoway and Sonja Wasden

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