Specializing in Children with Emotional and Developmental Challenges

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Articles & Resources

Dr. Kessler recommends the following literature for further information.

PARENTING

Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Reason and Love
Alfie Kohn (March 28, 2006)

The Science of Parenting
Margot Sunderland (September 1, 2008)

Parenting From the Inside Out: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive
Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson (October, 2011)

Building Healthy Minds: The Six Experiences that Create Intelligence and Emotional Growth
in Babies and Young Children
Stanley I. Greenspan, Nancy Lewis and Stanley I. Greenspan (October 1, 2000)

Overloaded and Underprepared
Top Of Mind With Julie Rose

by Denise Pope (Author),‎ Maureen Brown (Author),‎ Sarah Miles (Author)

Challenge Success
http://www.challengesuccess.org

Great Books Summer
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Dr. Laura Kastner
www.laurakastnerphd.com

The Power of Validation: Arming your Child Against Bullying, Peer Pressure, Addiction, Self-Harm and Out-of-Control Emotions
by Karyn D. Hall, Melissa H. Cook

LEARNING ABOUT EMOTIONS

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child-The Heart of Parenting
John Gottman, PhD, Joan Declair, and Daniel Goleman (paperback-August 12, 1998)

What Am I Feeling?
John Mordechai Gottman (paperback-June, 2004)

Incredible 5-Point Scale Assisting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Understanding Social Interactions and Controlling Their Emotional Responses
Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis (January 2004)

Kids Books

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Judith Viorst and Ray Cruz (hardcover-September 22, 2009)

The Worst Day of My Life Ever! (Best Me I Can Be)
Julia Cook and Kelsey De Weerd (March 15, 2011)

The Chocolate-Covered-Cookie-Tantrum
Debra Blumenthal and Harvey Stevenson(Paperback-March 22, 1999)

My Book Full of Feelings: How to Control and React to the Size of Your Emotions
Amy Jaffe and Luci Gardner (February 7, 2006)

Social Skills for Kids

You are a Social Detective: Explaining Social Thinking to Kids
Michelle Garcia Winner, Pamela Crook and Kelly Knopp (November 2010)

 

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: AWAKE STATES:

Awake States: Just Right/Alert (Green Zone) and Too Fast/Gas Pedal (Red Zone)
Alert State: To Slow/Brake (Blue Zone) and Fast & Jerky/Gas and Brake (Combo Zone)

Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention: A Sills Guide for Working with Children
Mona Delahooke Ph.D.(2017)

TECHNOLOGY AND THE IMPACT ON YOUR CHILD:

How Screen-Time Effects Translate to Cognitive Symptoms

Example of Problem Areas Associated with Tech

Pathways, Mechanisms, and Repercussions of Interactive Sceentime

How Screen-Time Effects Translate to Social Dysfunction

How Screen-Time Effects Translate to Mood Symptoms

Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time
Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D (2015)

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
Jean M. Twenge

BODY, BRAIN AND DEVELOPMENT

 Toxic Stress

Center for the Developing Child

Harvard University
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/toxic-stress/

Center for the Developing Child: Resource Library
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/

Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?
By Maria Konnikova

The Work We Do While We Sleep
By Maria Konnikova

Developmental Disorders/Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

https://www.aspergerexperts.com
https://profectum.org