Boy asleep at his desk doing homeworkAs 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.

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  • 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.

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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

East Tennessee
Children's Hospital
Developmental Behavioral Center

(865) 690-1464
120 Suburban Rd, Suite 203
Knoxville, TN 37923


  • Monday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday: CLOSED
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