Sources for Help, Healing, and Information

Great Books


  • "Driven To Distraction", Hallowell & Ratey
  • "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?", Kate Kelley & Peggy Ramundo
  • "Healing ADD", Daniel Amen, MD


  • "Tear Soup", Pat Scheibert & Chuck Deklyen
  • "The Grief Recovery Handbook", John W. James & Russell Friedman
  • "What's Heaven", Maria Shriver


  • "The Alchemist", Paulo Coelho
  • "Gift From The Sea", Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • "The Celestine Prophecy", James Redfield
  • "Seat of the Soul", Gary Zukav
  • "The Greatest Miracle in the World", Og Mandino
  • "The Game of Life and How To Play It", Scovel
  • "The Power of Now", Eckhart Tolle
  • "A New Earth", Eckhart Tolle

Marriage & Relationships

  • "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail", John Gottman, PhD
  • "The Lost Art of Listening", Michael Nichols, PhD
  • "The Art of Intimacy", Thomas Patrick Malone, MD
  • "Getting the Love You Want", Harville Hendrix (Couples)
  • "Keeping the Love You Find", Harville Hendrix (Singles)
  • "After the Affair", Janis Abrams Spring, PhD

Separation & Divorce

  • "Moving On" Russell Friedman & John W. James
  • "Helping Children Cope with Separation & Divorce", Claudia Jewett
  • "What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?", Kent Winchester & Roberta Beyer
  • "Mom's House. Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Kids", Isolina Ricci, Phd
  • "Mom's House, Dad's House For Kids", Isolina Ricci, PhD
  • "The Divorce Helpbook for Teens", Cynthia MacGregor


  • "1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12", Thomas Phelan, PhD
  • "Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In", Stephen Nowicki, PhD & Marshall Duke PhD
  • "The Parent's Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting", Don Dinkmeyer
  • "Kids Are Worth It: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline", Barbara Coloroso
  • "Stop Negotiating With Your Teen", Janet Sasson Edgette, PsyD


  • "Pull of the Moon", Elizabeth Berg

Interesting Videos

  • "The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child", John Gottman, PhD

Useful Community Resources

Helpful Parenting Resources

Important Professional Organizations

Effective Academic Support

  • Future Focused: (949) 276-4077, (Tutoring, College Counseling, Study Skills)
  • Learning Rx: (949) 525-0686 (Educational Assessment, ADHD/Depression Evaluations)

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