Book References

Anxiety, Stress and Worries


Scared and Worried: James J. Crist, PhD.  A Guide for parents and children aged 8 and older

Bedtime Fears: Scary Night Visitors by Irene Wineman Marcus and Paul Marcus, PhD. Preschool

Brave, Brave Mouse by Michaela Morgan
Addresses risks and limits and it’s ok to say “no” (ages 5 and up)

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Addresses confidence, persistence and importance of determination (ages 5 and up)

Something Might Happen by Helen  Lester
Addresses the unknown and how to work with child’s resources (ages 4 and up)

Wanda’s Monster by Eileen Spinelli
Addresses worries and fears and how a child is capable of managing these feelings (age 4 and up)

What I Like About Me by Allia Zobel Nolan (ages 3 and up)
Addresses self-esteem

The Secret Lives of Teen Girls: by Evelyn Resh, addresses anxiety, rebellion and acceptance

(teens and moms)

The Trouble With Secrets- by Karen Johnson
Focuses on when to share and when to keep secrets. Talks about responsibility for making decisions

and mistakes are “ok”

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: by Tamar Chansky, Phd. (adolescents and parents)




Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina  Ages 3-7

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother by Inger Maier, PhD Ages 3-7
Addresses sepration anxiety, fear and shyness

Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky Ages 5-8

The Playground Bully by Bernice Chardiet and Grace Maccarone Ages 6-8

King of the Playground by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Ages 4-8

The Magic Box by Sederman and Epstein Ages 3-7

Sibling Issues: Oh, Brother…Oh, Sister. A Sister’s Guide to Getting Along Ages 8 and up

The Berenstein Bears Get in A Fight  Ages 5  and up




Absent Parent: While You Are Away by Eileen Spinelli Ages 4 and up

I’m A Hero Too by Jenny Sokol  Ages 4-7


Behavior Issues


Always In Trouble by Corrine Demas  Ages 5-8

Letters to Sam by Daniel Gottlieb
A genuine and beautiful story of a grandfather/grandson bringing our compassion, hope and tolerance

(Pervasive Development Disorder/Autism) Aged 12 to 99




 Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup  Ages 4-7


Sharing Family Time/Family/New Baby


On  Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott  Ages 4-7

New Baby: What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home by Heidi Murkoff

Babies Don’t Eat Pizza by Dianne Danzig Ages 5 and older

All Kinds of Families by Hoberman and Boutavant (up to 6 years of age) - Teaches about what makes

up different families

Do I Have A Daddy? By Lindsay and Moffett
Teaches about honesty and assists in understanding when dads are absent, unknown or deceased.




Waking the Tiger-Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine (adult)

Trauma Proofing Your Kids- A Parents Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience by Peter A

Levine and Maggie Kline - Recognizes different kinds of trauma children face. (parents/adults)

Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline  Addresses trauma from infancy

through adolescence




Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child: by Isdina Ricci, PhD

Parenting After Divorce: by Philip M. Stahl, Phd


Parenting Your Child


Just Tell Me What To Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents by Betsy Brown Braun

You’re Not The Boss of Me: Brat Proofing Your Four to Twelve Year Old Child  by Betsy Brown Braun

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel, PhD.


Raising Self-Resilient Children


Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing by Ames and Haber

Your Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy by Louise Bates Ames, PhD and Frances Ilg, MD.

Your Four Year Old-Wild and Wonderful by Ames and Haber


Marriage and Relationships


The Seven Principals for  Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, PhD

After The Fight: Using your disagreements to build a stronger relationship by Daniel B. Wile

The Lost Art of Listening- how listening can improve relationships by Michael Nichols PhD

Hold Me Tight- An approach to building loving relationships by Dr. Sue Johnson

Reconcilable Differences: Hope and healing troubled marriages by Virginia Todd Holeman


Work Place Relationships

Toxic Co-Workers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job by Alan Cavaiola, PhD. and Neil Lavender, PhD

When  Women Work Together by Carolyn Duff