Use this alphabetical index to find authors whose books have been reviewed for the Harried Parent's Book Club.
Book Reviewed: Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them
Bio from the Author's Site: "Marjorie Taylor has a B.Sc. (1979) and M.Sc.(1981) from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. She received her Ph.D. (1985) from Stanford University where she worked with Professor John Flavell. Currently, Taylor is Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. Her research interests include imagination and pretend play, children's theories of mind, imaginary companions, development of the fantasy-reality distinction, cross-cultural differences in fantasy behavior, consciousness, and creativity."
Author's Site: imaginarycompanions.uoregon.edu/
Book Reviewed: The Floppy Sleep Game Book
Bio from Back Cover: "Dubbed 'The Dream Maker' by People magazine, Patti Teel has helped thousands of families end the nighttime struggle of getting their children to go to sleep. She is an award-winning author, educator, singer, and songwriter. Patti is a frequent guest of national and regional television shows, and she and her work have also been featured in The Washington Post, Parenting, Yoga JOurnal, Good Housekeeping, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Daily News."
Author's Site: www.pattiteel.com/
Book Reviewed: Step by Step Help for Children With ADHD (with Cathy Laver-Bradbury, Anne Weeks, David Daley and Edmund J.S. Sonuga-Barke)
Bio from the Back Cover: "Margaret Thompson is Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with the Southampton City PCT, and an honorary reader in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Clinical Director in the Institute of Delay, Impulsivity and Attention at the University of Southampton."
Book Reviewed: The Pressured Child (with Teresa Barker)
Bio from the Book Jacket: "Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, lecturer, consultant, and former seventh-grade teacher. He conducts workshops across the United States on social cruelty, children's friendships, and boys' development. With Catherine O'Neill Grace and Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., he co-authored Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children and Mom, They're Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems. With Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., he co-authored the New York Times bestseller Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys. He is also the author of Speaking of Boys: Answers to the Most-Asked Questions About Raising Sons. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts."
Author's Site: www.michaelthompson-phd.com/
Book Reviewed: Dr. Thompson's Straight Talk on Autism and Freedom From Meltdowns.
Bio from the Back Cover of Straight Talk: "Travis Thompson, Ph.D., is an award-winning autism expert, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and grandfather of a child with autism."
Author's Site: travisithompson.net/
Book Reviewed: The Four Walls of My Freedom
Bio from the Book Jacket: "Donna Thomson, born and educated in Montreal, began her career as an actor, director and teacher. But in 1988, when her son Nicholas was born with severe disabilities, Donna embarked on her second career as a disability activist. A veteran of numerous local committees promoting inclusion for her son, Donna became interested in how families, communities and governments can work together to find new ways of supporting our most vulnerable citizens. Donna is married to James Wright, the High Commissioner for Canada in the UK. Their previous postings have been in London, Washington, DC and Moscow. Donna and Jim have two children and live in London, UK."
Author's Site: www.donnathomson.com/
Thomson, J. Anderson
Tobin, Daniel R.
Book Reviewed: Shelter from the Storm (with Joanne Hilden and Karen Lindsey)
Bio from the Book Cover: "Daniel R. Tobin, M.D., created the Advanced Illness Coordinated Care (AICC) program at the V.A. healthcare network in Albany, New York and is the author of Peaceful Dying."
Book Reviewed: The Smart Parent's Guide to Getting Your Kids Through Checkups, Illnesses, Accidents
Bio from the Back Cover: "Jennifer Trachtenberg, MD, author of Good Kids, Bad Habits, is chief pediatric officer for RealAge.com, a renowned parenting expert, and a board certified pediatrician. She practices in New York City, is assistant clinical professor in pediatrics at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and has three school-aged children."
Author's Site: www.realage.com