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Behavior Books

Store and library bookshelves are overflowing with guides to improving your child's behavior. Which ones are worth your precious free time? Follow these recommendations to find the help you need.
  1. Behavior Books A-N (10)
  2. Behavior Books O-W (11)

Top 5 Behavior Books
Five books that specifically address disciplinary problems in children with special needs and give solid advice for behavior management and modification.

Book-Review Index: Parenting Books
Looking for advice on parenting children with special needs? These books reviewed for the Harried Parents Book Club can help.

Book Review Index: Mental Health
Browse reviews of parenting books on mental-health issues from the Harried Parent's Book Club.

Book Review Index: Anxiety
Browse reviews of parenting books on anxiety from the Harried Parent's Book Club.

Book Review: Disconnected Kids
A guide for parents on the "Brain Balance Method," a new way of helping children with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and other neurological disorders.

Book Review: Don't Swear With Your Mouth Full!
Review of a book that offers help "when conventional discipline fails unconventional children."

Book Review: Dyslogic Syndrome
Autism authority Bernard Rimland applies his recommendations for dietary interventions to ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, and antisocial behaviors.

Book Review: Freedom From Meltdowns
Review of a book that offers techniques for parents and professionals on how to prevent meltdowns from getting started.

Book Review: Connected Parenting
Review of a "groundbreaking, parent-approved program" for handling challenging behavior and being a more effective parent.

Book Review: Kids in the Syndrome Mix
A review of "Kids in the Syndrome Mix," which looks at a number of different diagnoses that affect behavior.

Book Review: Late, Lost, and Unprepared
A parent's guide to helping children with executive functioning.

Book Review: Making Sense of Children's Thinking and Behavior
Review of a book that offers a questionnaire to follow when trying to understand the behavior kids with neurological differences

Book Review: Optimistic Parenting
A psychologist offers "hope and help for you and your challenging child," starting with some ways to change your own thinking.

Book Review: Parenting with Positive Behavior Support
Bring the techniques of Positive Behavior Support into your home to help your child, your whole family, and even yourself behave better.

Book Review: Raising Your Spirited Child
Changing your attitude toward your child's behavior can help to change the behavior, too. This empowering book helps parents appreciate their child's personality, and understand themselves better, too.

Book Review: The Explosive Child
Help your child get "unstuck" from bad behavior with this calm, practical guide to reducing frustration -- yours and your child's.

Book Review: Should I Medicate My Child?
A fairly even-handed look at the issues involved in deciding how to treat children with behavioral issues.

Book Review: Transforming the Difficult Child
This excellent behavior-management book helps focus intense, energetic kids into more positive patterns, and gives parents something to feel good about too.

Book Review: Sleepless in America
Review of a book by the author of "Raising Your Spirited Child" that places the blame for a lot of childhood behavior problems in sleep deprivation.

Book Review: What It Takes to Pull Me Through
Ever wonder what goes on in a therapeutic boarding school for troubled teens? "What It Takes" follows one group through the 15-month program at one such facility, the Academy at Swift River in Massachusetts.

Book Review: Understanding Your Child's Puzzling Behavior
Figuring out what a child's behavior means is one of the great challenges of parenting, and when there's any sort of disability mixed in, the degree of difficulty rises. Psychologist Steven Curtis offers steps and charts for figuring out what's really going on.

Book Review: Happy Families
Review of a book that offers "a parents' guide to the non-violent resistance approach."

Book Review: Transforming the Difficult Child - True Stories of Triumph
Review of a book offering stories on successful implementation of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

Book Review: Helping Children With Complex Needs Bounce Back
A short course in "Resilient Therapy" for parents of children with special needs.

Book Review: When the Labels Don't Fit
Review of a book offering a positive behavior management approach to understanding a challenging child's traits and temperament.

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