Recommended Reading for Parents of Teens

Books below have been selected by us to help parents by providing them with the necessary information they need to know to help their teenagers reach their full potential.

For Parents

ADD/ADHD, ODD and Bipolar Teens and Children

Adopted Children and Attachment Disorder

Blended Families

Books for Teens - Great Gifts! Spiritual Reading


Featured books by Sue Scheff:

"Wit's End!"  

When your reputation becomes "Virtually Incorrect" - turn to Google™ Bomb!

"Wit's End!"
Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen,
by Sue Scheff
  Google™ Bomb Book: The Untold Story of the $11.3M Verdict that Changed the Way We Use the Internet,
by Sue Scheff, John W. Dozier Jr., and
Michael Fertik (Foreword)

The Total Transformation Program

The tools you need to help bring sanity back to your home.

Child Attitude

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For Parents

  Don't let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children,
by Charles Rubin

"Wit's End!"
Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen,
by Sue Scheff

Please Stop the Rollercoaster!: How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride,
by Sue Blaney

The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries,
by Michele Borba Ed.D.


Parent Survival Training: A Complete Guide to Modern Parenting, 
by Dr. David Lustig, Marvin Silverman

A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression,
by Gary Nelson

Parents' Guide to the
Middle School Years,

by Joe Bruzzese


Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction,
by David Sheff

Why Can't My Child Behave?
by Jane Hersey & Robert C. Lawlo

To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home
by Chris Hansen

Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child,
by Robert J. MacKenzie Ed.D.

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

The New Dare to Discipline,
by Dr. James Dobson

Dirty : A Search for Answers Inside America's Teenage Drug Epidemic,
by Meredith Maran

Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility, by Foster W. Cline, Jim Faye

Who's In Charge Here?  by Dr. Robert and Rosemary G. Barnes

The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child,
by Lawrence M. SiegelLawrence

Overcoming Teen Depression; A Guide for Parents,
by Miriam Kaufman

Teen Depression (Diseases and Disorders),
by Michael Martin

Internet Safety Kids' Guide,
by Victoria Roddel

Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation,
by Steven Levenkron

How to Help your Teen Stop Smoking,
by Michael Mannion

Help! There's a Teenage in My House: A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents,
by Wayne Rice

The Five Love Languages of Teenagers,
by Gary D. Chapman

The 10 Building Blocks for a Happy Family,
by Jim Burns

Helping Your Troubled Teen: Learn to Recognize, Understand, and Address the Destructive Behavior of Today's Teens and Preteens,
by Cynthia Kaplan, Blaise Aguirre, Michael Rater

Your Child's Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them,
by Jennifer Fox, M.Ed.

It Started With Pop-Tarts... An Alternative Approach to Winning the Battle of Bulimia,
by Lori Hanson

Thin Club,
by Kim Tennant

Conduct Disorders: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies,
by J. Mark Eddy
You're Grounded!: How to Stop Fighting and Make the Teenage Years Easier,
by Vanessa Van Petten

Preventing Addiction
by John C. Fleming
The Teen Whisperer: How to Break through the Silence and Secrecy of Teenage Life,
by Mike Linderman
You're Empowered! Parenting Teens with Conviction, Communication and Love,
by Sue Blaney

Boy Interrupted - A Film About Teens and Bipolar Disorder, DVD,
by HBO Documentary Films
School Struggles,
by Richard Selznick, PhD
The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child,
by Richard Selznick, PhD

Cybertraps for the Young,
by Frederick S. Lane
College Apps: Selecting, Applying to, and Paying for the Right College for You,
by Trish Portnoy

Look Both Ways: Help Protect
Your Family on the Internet,

by Linda Criddle

ADD/ADHD, ODD and Bipolar Teens and Children

Teenagers with ADD - A Parent's Guide,
by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

The ADD/ADHD Checklist,
by Sandra F. M.A. Rief

Teaching Teens With ADD and ADHD: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents,
by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

The ADD/ADHD Revolution - Treatments that Work,
by LaVonne Kirkpatrick

A Birdseye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors,
by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

Taking Charge of ADHD; The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents,
by Russell A. Barkley


The Bipolar Child,
by Demitri Papolas

Psychological Treatment of the Bipolar Disorder,
by Sheri L. Johnson

Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior


The Defiant Child; A Parents Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder,
by Douglas Riley

Bipolar Disorder - A Guide for Parents and Families

The Whipped Parent - Hope for Raising an Out-Of Control Teen,
by Kimberly Abraham

Adopted Children and Attachment Disorder

The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child,
by Nancy Verrier

Feelings Buried Alive Never Die,
by Karol Truman

Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families With Special-Needs Kids : A Guide for Parents and Professionals,
by Gregory C. Keck, Regina M. Kupecky


Parenting the Hurt Child : Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow,
by Gregory C. Keck, Regina M. Kupecky

When Love is Not Enough : A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD - Reactive Attachment Disorder,
by Nancy L. Thomas

Treating Attachment Disorders; From Theory to Therapy,
by Karl Heinz Brisch

Can This Child Be Saved? Solutions For Adoptive and Foster Families,
by Forest Cline (M.D.), Kathy Helding and Forest W. Cline 

Beneath the Mask - Understanding Adopted Teens,
by Debbie Riley

When Love is Not Enough; A Guide to Parenting Child with RAD,
by Nancy L. Thomas

Understanding My Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
by Kara T Tamanini
  My Privates Are Private,
by Stacey Honowitz

Blended Families

Winning the Heart of Your Stepchild,
by Dr. Robert and Rosemary G. Barnes

7 Steps to Bonding with your Stepchild,
by Suzen J. Ziegahn

Blended Families,
by Maxine Marsolini

Blended Family Bliss,
by Ben R. Matthews

Family Building; The Five Fundamentals of Effective Parenting,
by John Rosemond

In Step with your Step Children; Building a Strong One on One Relationship,
by Karen O'Connor

Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today's Blended Family,
by Susan Wisdom

Books for Teens - Great Gifts!

SOS: Stressed Out Students' Guide to Handling Peer Pressure (Stressed Out Students),
by Lisa Medoff
SOS: Stressed Out Students' Guide to Saying No to Cheating,
by Lisa Medoff

A Birdseye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors,
by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

MySpace Safety: 51 Tips for Teens and Parents,
by Kevin M. Farnharm and Dale G. Farnharm

Teen Sex; Risks and Consequences (Perspectives on Healthy Sexuality),
by Julie K. Endersbe

The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality (2nd Edition),
by Michael J. Basso

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives; A Book for Teens on Sex and Relations,
by Ruth Bell

When Nothing Matters Anymore, A Guide for Depressed Teens,
 by Bev Cobain

Out of the Darkness; Teens Talk about Suicide,
by Marion Crook

Coping With Dangers on the Internet: A Teen's Guide to Staying Safe Online (Coping),
by Kevin F. Rothman

Teens With Eating Disorders (Other America),
by Gail Stewart

Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation,
by Steven Levenkron

Empowering Teens to Build Self-Esteem,
by Suzanne E. Harrill

How to say No and Keep Your Friends: Peer Pressure Reversal for Teens and Preteens,
by Sharon Scott

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff For Teens,
by Richard Carlson

Stepliving for Teens; Getting along with Stepparents, Parents and Siblings,
by Joel D. Block

Kaplan SAT 2012: Strategies,
Practice, and Review,

by Kaplan

Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood,
by Koren Zailckas

Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me:
The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them,

by Michele Borba Ed.D.
Good Girls Don't Get Fat: How Weight Obsession Is Messing Up Our Girls and How We Can Help Them Thrive Despite It,
by Robyn Silverman (Author), Dina Santorelli (Contributor)
How to Become Strong Enough to Love,
by Margaret Paul

McGraw-Hill's ACT, 2012 Edition,
by Steven Dulan
  Wrightslaw: All About IEPs,
by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright , Sandra Webb O'Connor

Spiritual Reading

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Hawthorne, Marci Shimoff

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul,
by Jack Canfield

Guideposts for the Spirit: Stories of Faith for Mothers,
by Julie Hogan

Healing Feelings from Your Heart,
by Karol Truman

The Power of Positive Thinking,
by Norman Vincent Peale

The Power of Love for Teens

Promises from God for Parents,
by T. D. Jakes

Parents Guide to Spiritual Warfare; Equipping your Kid to Wind the Battle,
by Leslie Montgomery

Teen Devotional Bible


Defiant Child Behavior problems


The Secret (Book)
by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret - Extended Edition (DVD)
Director: Drew Heriot

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