As any parent or caretaker knows, parenting is not an easy job. While stubbornness and defiance are normal in children, consistent uncooperative and hostile behaviors that impact the child’s ability to function could be the result of a developmental behavioral disorder. If you are uncertain of how to help your child, don’t worry, this is NOT something that you have to figure out alone. We are here to help! Here are some resources that can help as well.
- Your Child's Behavioral Health Booklet
This booklet explains how we identify conditions a child might be dealing with and how we can help. We would like this information to encourage you to do further research and give you hope that there is treatment available for your child.
- American Academy of Pediatrics - Organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) - Support, advocate and clearinghouse for information for people with ADHD
- Autism Speaks - Working to create a kinder, more inclusive world for people with autism
- Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) - Largest ever genetic study of autism, inviting public participation.
- A.D.D. Warehouse - Books, assessment products and training programs for ADHD and related problems
- STEP in Tennessee - Provides accurate, timely, and relevant information and training related to special education rights in Tennessee
- Hawthorne Educational Services, Inc. - Assessment and intervention resources for special needs students
- International Dyslexia Association - Advocate and educational resource for individuals who struggle with dyslexia and other related reading differences
- Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs - Information for special health care needs kids from the Tennessee Department of Health
- Special Education - Information about Special Education resources from the Tennessee Department of Health
Books we recommend
- The ADD Hyperactivity Handbook for Schools by Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D.
- Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking by Wykoff and Unel. This is an older book which is about discipline and responsibility in younger children.
- One, Two, Three Magic by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. This is about a systematic approach to “say what you mean” and “do what you say.”
- Kids in Danger by Ross Campbell. This book is an interesting look at a different way to teach your child about managing anger.
- Raising Resilient Children by Robert Brooks, Ph.D. and Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. This book is written by two family therapists and discusses parenting that fosters self-sufficiency.
- Driven to Distraction by Ed Hallowell. This book is written by a psychologist who himself has ADHD.
- The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph. This book focuses on teaching children how to handle frustration and anger.
- Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay.
- American Academy of Pediatrics ADHD A Complete and Authoritative Guide by Michael I. Reiff, MD, Sherill Tippins.
- Get Out Of My Life But First Could You Drive Me And Cheryl To The Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager by Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.
- More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression by Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.
- Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood.
- Talking Back to OCD by John March