Reading Recommendations

Abuse Recovery
Anger

The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

Dr. Weisinger’s Anger Work-Out Book by Hendrie Weisinger

Good Women Get Angry by Gary J. Oliver & H. Norman Wright

Attention Deficit Disorder

Superparenting for ADD by Edward M. Hallowell, MD

Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell, MD

Bonding and Attachment

Attaching in Adoption by Deborah D. Gray

Career

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger

What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles

What Color Is Your Parachute Workbook by Richard N. Bolles

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Retirement: Planning Now for the Life You Want by Richard N. Bolles

What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens by Richard N. Bolles

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life By Tom Rath & Donald O. Clifton, Ph. D.

Childhood Issues

ADHD:

Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn & Judith M. Stern

Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living With ADHD by Jeanne Kraus

Divorce:

What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce? A Survival Guide for Kids by Kent Winchester J.D.

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Her Parents’ Divorce: How to Land on Your Feet When Your World Turns Upside Down by Nancy Holyoke

My Family’s Changing by Pat Thomas

Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown

I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Jeanie Franz Ransom

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky

Help! A Girl’s Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies by Nancy Holyoke

Feelings:

The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions by Dr. Lynda Madison and Norm Bendell

More Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out by Jerry Wilde

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews

What to Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids by James J. Crist, Ph.D.

Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment by Aureen Pinto Wagnerand Paul A. Jutton

Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD by Dr. Bonnie Zucker

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Negativity by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Grief:

I Miss You: A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas

Someone I Love Died by Suicide by Doreen Cammarata

Tear Soup by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen

When a Friend Dies : A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman

Why Did Grandpa Die? A Book About Death by Barbara Shook Hazen

Habits:

What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Journal

My Spin on Life Diary by Therese Maning

Manners:

A Smart Girl’s Guide To Manners by Nancy Holyoke

Puberty:

American Medical Association Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Teen by American Medical Association, Kate Gruenwald and Amy B. Middleman

American Medical Association Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen by American Medical Association, Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer and Amy B. Middleman

Relationships:

A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself & Other Stuff by Nancy Holyoke and Bonnie Timmons

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles by Patti Kelley Criswell

Oh, Brother… Oh, Sister!: A Sister’s Guide to Getting Along by Brooks Whitney Phillips and Laura Cornell

Friends: Making Them & Keeping Them by Patti Kelley Criswell and Stacy Peterson

What Is It Like To Be Old? By Pauline Cartwright

School:

A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School: Everything You Need to Know About Juggling More Homework, More Teachers, and More Friends by Julie Williams and Angela Martini

Sleep:

What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep by Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Trauma:

A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes

Divorce and Stepfamilies

Friendly Divorce Guidebook for Colorado: Planning, Negotiating and Filing Your Divorce by S. W. Whicher & M. Arden Hauer

What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During, and After Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein

Surviving The Breakup: How Children And Parents Cope with Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein & Joan B. Kelly

The Wilderness of Divorce: Finding Your Way by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Transcending Divorce: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Dr. Alan Wolfelt

The Stepfamily: Living, Loving and Learning by Elizabeth Einstein

Strengthening Your Stepfamily by Elizabeth Einstein & Linda Albert

Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today’s Blended Family by Susan Wisdom & Jennifer Green

Wonderful Ways to be a Stepparent by Judy Ford

EMDR

EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists by Barb Maiberger

Feelings and Food

The Food and Feelings Workbook by Karen R. Koenig

Finances

Debt Free Living by Larry Burkett

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Debt Elimination 101 by John Cummuta

Mood

The Feeling Good Handbook by Dr. David Burns

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by Dr. David Burns

The Freedom from Depression Workbook by Les Carter & Dr. Frank Minirth

Mood Swings: Understand Your Emotional Highs And Lows by Paul Meier M.D.Stephen Arterburn, & Dr. Frank Minirth

Parenting

Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children by Dr. Bonnie Zucker

Boundaries with KidsHow Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by John Townsend

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell

Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood by Jim Fay & Charles Fay

Parenting With Love And Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay

Parenting Teens With Love And Logic by Foster Cline & Jim Fay

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.

Positive Discipline for Teenagers by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.

Superparenting for ADD by Edward M. Hallowell, MD

When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury by Merry E. McVey-Noble, PhD

Personal Growth

A Hunger for Healing: The Twelve Steps as a Classic Model for Christian Spiritual Growth by J. Keith Miller

Are You Positive : Five Simple Steps to Success by Richard Gaylord Briley

Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine

Changes That Heal by Henry Cloud

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

The Complete Caregiver Support Guide by Ester R. A. Leutenberg, Carroll Morris

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw

Imperfect Control by Judith Viorst

Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop by John Mason

Making Peace with Your Past by H. Norman Wright

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, Ph. D.

The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions to Guide You to an Extraordinary Life by Debbie Ford

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine

Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am by John Powell

Why Am I Afraid to Love by John Powell

Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson

Woman’s Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life by Jennifer Louden

Relationships/Marriage

A Lasting Promise: A Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage by Scott M. Stanley, Daniel Trathen, & Milt Bryan

The Art of Forgiving by Lewis B. Smedes

Boundaries in Dating: Making Dating Work by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Boundaries in Marriage by Dr. Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

Compelled to Control: Recovering Intimacy in Broken Relationships by J. Keith Miller

Connecting: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships by Dr. Larry Crabb

The DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley & Greg Smalley

Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery by Patrick Carnes Ph.D.

Fighting for Your Marriage by Howard Markman & Scott Starley

Finding the Love of Your Life:  Ten Principles for Choosing the Right Marriage Partner by Neil Clark Warren, Ph.D.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Forgive & Forget by Lewis B. Smedes

Grown-Up Marriage by Judith Viorst

Healing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken by Cindy Beall

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman & Nan Silver

The Sex-Starved Marriage by Michele Weiner Davis

Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine

52 Dates for You and Your Mate by David Arp & Claudia Arp

Self Injury

Inside a Cutter’s Mind by Jerusha Clark & Dr. Earl Henslin

When Your Child is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury by Merry E. McVey-Noble, PhD

Sexual Addiction

Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery by Patrick Carnes Ph.D

Suicide

Suicide: The Forever Decision by Paul G. Quinnett

Why People Die by Suicide by Thomas Joiner