Links/Resources for Parents

Parenting Groups & Programs:

Mental Health & Substance Use:
For Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities:
For Parents of Children with Autism:


Parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender youth:


Other Relevant Websites:


You can also borrow books, DVD and/or videos from any library
Books & Journal Articles:
Ashley, Steven:
(2008), The long-distance Dad: How you can be there for your child – whether divorced, deployed or on the road.
Baker, Simon:
(2007). How to survive a great divorced dad.
Better Mother-Daughter Relationships: Solutions for confusions, uncertainty and fights: Online Coaching for Mother-Daughter Problems
Biddulph, Steve:
(1999). Manhood: An action plan for changing men’s lives
Bradley, M.J. & O’Connor, C:
(2003). Yes, your teen is crazy! Loving your kid without losing your mind. Gig Harbor, WA: Harbor Press.
Budd, Donick:
(2007). Empowering Adolescent to realize their potential
(2006). What I think, what I know, what I feel: A card game for Engaging the unresponsive, “I don’t know, I don’t care Youth.”
Cappello, Dominic & Becher, Xenia G, MSW, CSW.
(2001): Ten talks parents must have with their children about drugs & choices
Cochrane, Michael G:
(2002) Surviving your divorce: a guide to Canadian Family Law
Coloroso, Barbara
(2012): Parenting through crisis helping kids in times of loss, grief, and change.
(2002): Kids are worth it! The bully, the bullied, and the bystander
(2010): Kids are worth it! Raising resilient, responsible, compassionate kids
(2005): Just because it’s not wrong doesn’t make it right – from toddlers to teens, teaching kids to think and act ethically
Cottrell, Barbara
(2004): When teens abuse their parents.
Csoti, Marianna
(2004). School phobia panic attacks and anxiety in children
Ellis, A: (1998). How to control your anger before it controls you.
Farley Gillispi, Joanie & Gackenback, Jayne:
(2005) Cyber. Rules: What you really need to know about the Internet.
Gribsby, C. & Julian, K:
(2002). How to get your teen to talk to you. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers.
Happenny Ciavola, Debra PhD:
(2003). 50 Great tips, tricks & techniques to connect with your teen.
Helen Porter, Carmichael:
(2006). The bully & me stories that break the cycle of torment
Huges, Daniel:
(1998). Building the bonds of attachment: Awakening love in deeply troubled children.
Edited by Jaffe, Peter G., Baker, Linda L., Cunningham, Alison J.
(2004): Protecting children from domestic violence: Strategies for community intervention.
Kashtan, Inbal:
(2005). Parenting from your heart: Sharing the gifts of compassion, connection, and choice.
Kreisman, Jerold J, M.D., & Straus Hal
(1989). I hate you – don’t leave me: Understanding the borderline personality.
Krementz, Jill
(2003): How it feels when parents divorce
Kutscher, Martin L:
(2005) Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar, and More. The one stop guide for parents, teachers, and other professionals.
Manassis, Katharina, MS, FRCPC & Levac, Anne Marie. RN, MN:
(2004). Helping your teenager beat depression: A problem-solving approach for families.
McKay, Matthew Ph.D. & Rogers, Peter Ph.D.
(2000): The anger control workbook. Simple, innovative techniques for managing anger and developing healthier ways of relating.
Kathleen Reich for the Annie E. Casey Foundation
(2002) Making Fathers Count: Assessing the Progress of responsible fatherhood efforts: Social policy action network
Nelson, Jane, Ed.D., Lott, Lynn, M.A. M.F.T.
(2000): Positive discipline for teenagers empowering your teen and yourself through kind & firm parenting.
Potter-Efron, Ronald T. MSW, Ph.D.
(2004): Angry all the time.
Quinn, Patricia O, M.D. & Stern, Judith M
(2002). Putting on the brakes – Young people’s guide to understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Richardson, Pamela with Broweleit, Jane
(2006): A kidnapped mind – A mother’s heartbreaking story of parental alienation syndrome.
Riera, Michael
(1995): Uncommon sense for parents with teenagers
Rosenberg, Marshall B, PhD:
(2005). Raising Children Compassionately: Parenting the nonviolent communication way.
Ross, Julie A. MA
(2008): How to hug a porcupine: Negotiating the prickly points of the tween years
Simpson, A. Rae, Ph.D.
Raising Teens – A synthesis of research and a foundation for action.
Steinberg, L. & Levine, A:
(1997). You and your adolescent: A parent’s guide for ages 10 -20 (revised edition). New York: HarperCollins.
By the Editors of the Success Foundation
(2008) Success for teens: Real teens talk about using the slight edge.
Taffel, R. & Blau, M:
(2001). The second family: Dealing with peer power, pop culture, the wall of silence – and other challenges of raising today’s teens. New York: St. Martin’s Giffin.
Templar, Richard.
(2007): The rules of parenting.
Turner, V.J:
(2002): Secret scars: Uncovering and understanding the addiction of self-injury.
Tyree, Omar
(1999): Single Mom
Walker, Sarah
(2007): Really you’ve done enough. A parent’s guide to stop parenting their adult child who still needs their money but not their advice.
Willard, Nancy:
(2007) Cyberbullying & cyberthreatrs: Responding to the challenge of online social aggression, threats and distress, Vol. 14, #5.
Wolf, A. E:
(2011) I’d listen to my parents if they’d just shut up: What to say and not to say when parenting teens.
(2007). What parents need to know about teens: Facts, myths and strategies.
(2002). Get out of my life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall? A parent’s guide to the new teenager, New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Wolfe, D. A., Jaffe, P. & Crooks, C:
(2006). Adolescent risk behaviours: Why teens experiment and stratregies to keep them safe. New haven: Yale University Press.
  • McLoughlin, Tom: (2005). The hidden culture of aggression in girls.
  • Dr. Phil: On anger.
  • Hughes, Daniel: Building the bonds of attachment.
  • Phelan, Thomas W.., Ph.D. (2004). Surviving your adolescents: How to manage and let go of your 13 -18 year olds