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Surviving Ophelia
Mothers Share Their Wisdom in Navigating the Tumultuous Teenage Years
Written by Cheryl Dellasega


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 1, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-45538-3 (0-345-45538-X)

Drawing on the experiences of scores of mothers and daughters, Dellasega takes a hard look at the lives of girls in crisis—once happy, carefree children who are now struggling with eating disorders, unplanned pregnancies, substance abuse, and severe mental problems. These are stories of girls on the edge, and mothers who... Read more >

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The Stardust Lounge
Stories from a Boy's Adolescence
Written by Deborah Digges


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72093-9 (0-385-72093-9)

Stephen Digges is the kind of angry adolescent a lot of parents would have given up on. He is out of control by the time he is 13—running with gangs, stealing cars, fooling around with drugs and guns, and in general making his family’s life hell. Confronted with his growing recklessness... Read more >
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Running on Ritalin
A Physician Reflects on Children, Society, and Performance in a Pill
Written by Lawrence H. Diller


Format: Trade Paperback, 404 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37906-8 (0-553-37906-2)

In 1997 alone, nearly five million people in the U.S. were prescribed Ritalin–most of them young children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Is this cause for alarm–or simply the case of an effective treatment meeting a newly discovered need? In a book as provocative and newsworthy as Listening to Prozac... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Different Kind of Perfect
Writings by Parents on Raising a Child with Special Needs
Written by Cindy Dowling


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Trumpeter
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-307-8 (1-59030-307-5)

A DIFFERENT KIND OF PERFECT offers personal stories and wisdom from parents of children with physical and intellectual disabilities.
The essays in this collection are grouped into chapters reflecting the progressive stages of many parents’ emotional journeys, starting with grief, denial, and anger and moving to acceptance, empowerment, laughter, and even... Read more >

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Joining the Tribe
Growing Up Gay and Lesbian in the '90s
Written by Linnea Due


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47500-6 (0-385-47500-4)

Joining the Tribe is a portrait of American gay and lesbian teenagers as an endangered and vulnerable community whose diversity, courage, and resiliency will inspire gay and straight audiences alike. This thought-provoking commentary brings a focus to the confusion many gay and lesbian youths feel and illuminates the fear, despair, and... Read more >

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What's Going on in There?
How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
Written by Lise Eliot


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 3, 2000
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37825-2 (0-553-37825-2)

The early development of the human brain is a fascinating process that is covered with great precision in What’s Going On in There.

At birth, humans are capable of little beyond breathing and sucking. Yet, in the months to follow, the senses of sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing are increasingly... Read more >
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Guiding Your Child Through Grief

Written by James P. Emswiler and Mary Ann Emswiler


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38025-5 (0-553-38025-7)

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by the founders of the New England Center for Loss & Transition and The Cove-a highly praised program for grieving children, takes away the uncertainty and helpless feelings we commonly feel as we reach out to children who mourn.

This caring and compassionate guide offers expert... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Please Read (if at all possible)
The Girl Project
Written by Kate Engelbrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Universe
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-7893-2260-9 (0-7893-2260-9)

Female adolescence through the eyes of teenage girls for a teenage-girl audience. This empowering volume introduces the reader to an insider’s view of teenage girlhood. Through their participation in The Girl Project-created in 2007 by Kate Engelbrecht to explore the personal realities of modern female adolescence-teenage girls contributed intimate, heartwarming, diary-like... Read more >

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There Are No Shortcuts

Written by Rafe Esquith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3083-5 (1-4000-3083-8)

The banner in Rafe Esquith’s classroom at Hobart Elementary School reads: “There are no shortcuts.” And his students are a testament to the power of that philosophy. These are kids who speak English as a second language, fourth—and fifth—graders who go to school in a part of Los Angeles where violence... Read more >
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The Good News About Marriage
Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce
Written by Shaunti Feldhahn
As told to Tally Whitehead
Foreword by Andy Stanley


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-562-1 (1-60142-562-7)

Based on ten years of interviews and surveys with 12,000 men and women and hundreds of marriage counselors, best-selling author and Harvard-trained social researcher Shaunti Feldhahn presents a groundbreaking study that reveals:

   • The actual divorce rate has never gotten close to 50 percent.
   • Those who attend church regularly have a significantly lower divorce rate than those...

Read more >
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Toxic Parents
Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
Written by Susan Forward


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 2, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38140-5 (0-553-38140-7)

Renowned psychotherapist Dr. Susan Forward presents detailed case studies and the real-life voices of adult children to examine the frustrating patterns of children's relationships with their toxic parents — and how they may discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.

This work is sure to afford students of... Read more >
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Where We Going, Daddy?
Life with Two Sons Unlike Any Other
Written by Jean-Louis Fournier
Translated by Adriana Hunter


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-59051-338-5 (1-59051-338-X)

Jean-Louis Fournier did not expect to have a disabled child. He certainly did not expect to have two. But that is precisely what happened to this wry French humorist and his attempts to live and cope with his Mathieu and Thomas, both facing extremely debilitating physical and mental challenges, is the... Read more >
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How to Love Your Kids More Than You Hate Your Ex

Written by Helen Fried


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
On Sale: November 25, 2014
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-1-57826-516-9 (1-57826-516-9)

Life does not end at divorce. As you begin to pick up the pieces and work to move on with your life, it can be easy to forget that your children are going through everything you are. They need to be shown that they are not losing their parents, and that... Read more >
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Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid
A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children
Written by Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58748-0 (0-307-58748-7)

The authors, two mothers of kids with special needs (one with Asperger’s syndrome, the other with bipolar disorder). give encouraging advice and explore the humorous, heartwarming side of raising "imperfect" children in a world that is often preoccupied with perfection.

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid provides wise advice about how... Read more >
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Lost Boys
Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them
Written by James Garbarino


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49932-3 (0-385-49932-9)

"Remarkable—. What sets Lost Boys apart from the ordinary lament is the author's palpable sense of care and compassion."—The Washington Post Book World

In the past few years our national consciousness has been altered by haunting images of mass slaughters in American high schools, carried out by troubled young boys with guns... Read more >

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Gone Boy
A Father's Search for the Truth in His Son's Murder
Written by Gregory Gibson


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-959-9 (1-55643-959-8)

On December 14, 1992, Gregory Gibson’s eighteen-year-old son Galen was murdered, shot in the doorway of his college library by a fellow student gone berserk. The killer was jailed for life, but for Gibson the tragedy was still unfolding. The morning of the shooting, he learned, college officials had intercepted but... Read more >
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Back to Normal
Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Enrico Gnaulati, PhD


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6115-2 (0-8070-6115-8)

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
 
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Back to Normal
Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Written by Enrico Gnaulati, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7334-6 (0-8070-7334-2)

A veteran clinical psychologist exposes why doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnose healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions.
 
In recent years there has been an alarming rise in the number of American children and youth assigned a mental health diagnosis. Current data from the Centers for Disease Control reveal a 41... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition
My Life with Autism
Written by Temple Grandin


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27565-3 (0-307-27565-5)

The captivating subject of Oliver Sack's Anthropologist on Mars, here is Temple Grandin's personal account of living with autism and how the extraordinary gift of animal empathy has transformed her world and ours.

Temple Grandin is renowned throughout the world as a designer of livestock holding equipment. Her unique empathy for animals... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sickened
The True Story of a Lost Childhood
Written by Julie Gregory


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38197-9 (0-553-38197-0)

Munchausen By Proxy (MBP), a psychiatric disorder in which a person (almost always the mother) invents or induces symptoms in her child in order to attract the interest and attention of medical professionals, is an oft-misunderstood and seldomly discussed affliction.

In Sickened, Julie Gregory has written a powerful and searing memoir of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Spare the Child
The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse
Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 284 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73338-6 (0-679-73338-8)

Greven’s pioneering work explores the religious and secular rationales for the physical punishment of American children through four centuries, the emotional and psychological consequences, and the resultant misshaping of American character and culture. Greven argues that physical punishment, from the mildest and most infrequent to the most severe and deadly, forms... Read more >
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Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers
How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love
Written by Earl A. Grollman


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1993
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2501-7 (0-8070-2501-1)

“I thank God for Earl Grollman, and I thank Earl Grollman for this long-overdue book for grieving teenagers. Not only is it a treasure for kids, but it should be read by every school counselor and youth minister in America.” -Janice Harris Lord, national director of Victim Services, Mothers Against Drunk... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Talking about Death
A Dialogue between Parent and Child
Written by Earl A. Grollman


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2361-7 (0-8070-2361-2)

Why do people die? How do you explain the loss of a loved one to a child? This book is a compassionate guide for adults and children to read together, featuring a read-along story and answers to questions children ask about death.

Talking about Death is a classic guide for parents helping... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Children Who See Too Much
Lessons from the Child Witness to Violence Project
Written by Betsy Mcalister Groves


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 20, 2003
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3139-1 (0-8070-3139-9)

For the last ten years Betsy Groves has been working with children traumatized by witnessing violence. In this book she shows how children understand, respond to, and are affected by violence, especially domestic violence. Groves makes the powerful case that traumatic events carried out by family members carry the most severe... Read more >

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Answers to Distraction

Written by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45639-7 (0-307-45639-0)

After decades of being unfairly diagnosed, children and adults with attention deficit disorder are now recognized as having a common and treatable neurological condition. Drs. Hallowell and Ratey answer the questions most frequently asked at their nationwide workshops and seminars, resulting in an easy-to-read reference that covers every aspect of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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