Here are 11 of the books I’ve authored or co-authored to help parents, children, and teachers. All are available online and many are found in book stores too.
For parents of stressed kids, Stressed Out!: Solutions to Help Your Child Manage and Overcome Stress is an easy-to-read guide to understanding children’s stress, its effects on their day-to-day lives, and how to handle it. The book suggests stress management solutions for children that can be implemented by even the busiest parents and kids, focusing on a variety of common stressful situations that are grouped according to three categories–school, family, and environmental. Strategies include sample dialogues parents can use in conversation with their child and activities to help children gain insight and understanding into the nature of their stress, such as worksheets, role-play scenarios, or children’s stories.
Raising Boys with ADHD. This book empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. It covers topics not typically found in parenting guides, such as early diagnosis and strategies for teens transition into work and college.
Raising Girls with ADHD/ADD. ADHD/ ADD in a girl often manifest differently than it does in a boy. This book provides resources to help parents address their daughter’s treatment, behavioral strategies, personal adjustment, and other issues.
The Disorganized, Impulsive Child: Solutions for Parenting Children with Executive Functioning Difficulty. Children who can’t select, plan, initiate, or sustained action towards your goals are children who struggle in school and other aspects of life. This book helps parents teach their child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self support.
Focus Dad: Succeeding in Raising a Child with ADHD. Dad, we hear you. We wrote this book for you. It’s the essential information we’ve learned from discussing ADHD with dads. A lot of dads. You’re busy, so these chapters – written for you to read in about 5 minutes – cut right to the chase. We want you to have the best available information so you can be a strong, influential father for your child with ADHD.
Explain learning differences to your child using the Terrific Teddy children’s books. Children with dyslexia or reading difficulty often feel alone. Terrific Teddy and the b-d Mix-Up helps your child learn why reading is difficult.
Terrific Teddy’s Excessive Energy helps your child understand why they are frequently moving. Children learn why their behavior is often impulsive.
Terrific Teddy’s Writing Wars helps children with writing difficulty (dysgraphia) that makes handwriting look extremely messy. They may have difficulty forming letters and/or copying.
Children who struggle to focus may need a little extra help staying on task. Terrific Teddy’s Focus Friend is a great tool to help them focus. Terrific Teddy books are available in English or Spanish from Amazon.com or TerrificTeddy.com.
Teaching Phonics In Lessons, Pictures, and Activities. Teachers can help beginning readers sound out words through 48 fully-developed lesson plans. It includes word games, art projects, poems, word scrambles, flashcards, and many more fun activities.
Teaching Problem Solving Through Children’s Literature. General and special education teachers will find 40 ready-to-use lesson plans that focus on children’s literature characters faced with problem-solving situations, empowering students to independently solve problems in their own lives.