Books

The following books are resources that I, my colleagues, or clients have found helpful. Please note that I have not read all of these, so am not personally endorsing them.

Anger:

Dr. Weisinger’s Anger Work-Out Book: Step-by-Step Methods for Greater Productivity, Better Relationships, Healthier Life, Hendrie Weisinger

Anxiety:

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund Bourne

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution, David Clark

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mark Williams & Danny Penman

Depression/ Happiness:

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck

The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day

The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, Michael Puett

Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life, John B. Arden

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story, Dan Harris

Parenting:

The Difficult Child, Stanley Turecki

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings, Christine Fonseca

The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever And What to Do About It, Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, Marc Weissbluth

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting, Thomas Phelan

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Child: An Effective, Easy-to-Use Program for Teaching Self-Control, George Kapalka

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, Richard Ferber

Solving Executive Function Challenges: Simple Ways to Get Kids with Autism Unstuck and on Target, Lauren Kenworthy (Note: while this book is written with children with Autism in mind, the strategies can be helpful for children with a variety of mental health and/ or behavioral difficulties)

Teaching:

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Zaretta Hammond

The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation, Elena Aguilar

The Together Teacher, Maia Heyck-Merlin

Relationships:

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, & Al Switzler

The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman

Women’s Issues:

The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, Jancee Dunn

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, Emily Nagoski

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg

Work:

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, & Sheila Heen

Give and Take, Adam Grant

Originals, Adam Grant