- Raising the Challenging Child:
How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation (Revell)
Co-authored with Karen Doyle Buckwalter and Debbie Reed of Chaddock Human Services Agency.
New in 2020. Read 5-star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.
As a therapist I have read many books about parenting challenging children. This is now my -go-to book for parents, especially those parenting children who experienced early trauma. It is written by experts in the field who actually work with these children in a residential setting.
The suggestions in the book are easy to understand and immediately implement. My only regret is that I didn’t find it earlier.
This book should be required reading for all parents! Regardless whether you have a challenging child or not ( as a parent myself, we all know that even the best children have challenging moments…right!!). This book is the perfect guide to parenting! Although this books teaching techniques are supported by scientific research, and a National school’s research that has helped some of the most challenging children in this country. This book is an easy, understandable, and enjoyable read. It is NOT a boring or stuffy!! The authors give PRACTICAL advice, they hold the parent as well the child accountable for their behavior and actions! I loved it and plan on passing it on to all of my family and friends.
- The Connected Child:
Bring Hope and Healing to Your
Adoptive Family (McGraw-Hill)
Co-authored with Karyn Purvis and David Cross of the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.
Amazon bestseller; Goodreads standout; ASJA Outstanding Book of the Year; translated into multiple languages; over 250,000 copies sold.
5-Stars for a reason
This book could possibly be a game changer for your family, even if you’ve never adopted! You and your bio children will definitely benefit from these “methods.” And really, they’re not “methods” so much as a change of mind and attitude, with plenty of practical how-to advice. The book itself is written in a way that you feel like you’re sharing a conversation with a trusted, wise friend. It’s easy to read, and you’ll probably want to re-read, take notes, and highlight for reference. Even if you find yourself at the end of your rope, short fuse, already tried every other parenting style, this is for you, and this can bring peace and calm to your home, your heart, and your parenting style, which quickly in turn will bring more peace with your child, and all relationships. Yes, it’s that good.
An extremely useful parenting handbook… truly outstanding … strongly recommended. –-Library Journal (starred review)
A tremendous resource for parents and professionals alike. –Thomas Atwood, president and CEO, National Council for Adoption
The Connected Child provides the parents of adopted at risk children easy to follow practical advice on how to handle behavior problems in a calm, gentle, effective manner. –Temple Grandin, Author, The Way I See It, The Autistic Brain, Animals Make Us Human, Animals in Translation