The Defiant Child : A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder by Douglas Dr. Riley; Taylor Publishers, 1997. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that sixteen percent of children in the United States may have oppositional defiant disorder. These kids relentlessly push the boundaries set for them by authority figures. By exploring the mindset of O.D.D. children and explaining the way they operate, Dr. Douglas Riley teaches parents how to recognize the signs and modify the behavior of their O.D.D.
Behind the One-Way Mirror: Psychotherapy and Children by Katherine Davis Fishman, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers, 1995. Outlines the approaches used in psychotherapy for children, including the use of mood-altering drugs, drawing on actual cases to show how children are affected and how therapists use their training and experience to shape the treatment process.
The Challenging Child: Understanding, Raising, and Enjoying the Five "Difficult' Types of Children by Jacqueline Salmon, Stanley I. Greenspan, Addison-Wesley Pub Co, 1995. The Challenging Child offers calm, reassuring advice to parents. Stanley I. Greenspan is a practicing child psychiatrist and helps parents dealing with all types of difficult children. He reveals the parenting patterns to avoid and helps adults tailor their approach to a child's particular needs.
Your Anxious Child : Raising a Healthy Child in a Frightening World by Mary Ann Shaw; Birch Lane Press, 1995. Helps parents recognize and guard against the sources of anxiety and withdrawal in their children through practical ideas for increasing their children's self-esteem, understanding their temperament, and listening to their needs.
Behavior Disorders of Children and Adolescents : Assessment, Etiology, and Intervention by Marilyn T. Erickson; Prentice Hall, 1997. This text offers style coupled with comprehensive, in-depth coverage of child psychopathology, developmental disabilities, and behavior problems of children.
Seeing Young Children : A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior by Warren R. Bentzen; Delmar Publishers, 1996.
Behavior Modification : What It Is and How to Do It by Garry Martin; Prentice Hall, 1996.
It's Nobody's Fault : New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents by Harold S., MD Koplewicz; Times Books, 1996. For the guilt-ridden parents of nearly 7.5 million children living with mental disorders such as ADD, this indispensible guide assesses the new therapies available and offers new hope. Parents will be comforted by the knowledge that they're doing their best and that they are not alone.
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updated September 13, 1998