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Recommended Reading

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Suggested Reading from the Attention Deficit Resource Network.

About CHADD — Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder.

Books on Mindfulness:

  • Aldort, N. (2006). Raising our children, raising ourselves. Bothell, WA: Book Publishers Network.
  • Fontana, D., & Slack, I. (2002). Teaching meditation to children. London: Thorsons.
  • Greco, L. A., & Hayes, S. C. (2008). Acceptance & mindfulness treatments for children & adolescents: A practitioner’s guide. Reno, NV: Context Press.
  • Greenland, S. K. (2010). The mindful child: How to help your kid manage stress and become happier, kinder, and more compassionate. New York: Free Press.
  • Huck, L. F. (1996). Meditation for kids (and other beings). New York: Weatherhill.
  • Kabat-Zinn, M., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1997). Everyday blessings: The inner work of mindful parenting. New York: Hyperion.
  • Lark, L. (2003). Yoga for young people. New York: Sterling Pub.
  • McCurry, C. (2009). Parenting your anxious child with mindfulness and acceptance: A powerful new approach to overcoming fear, panic, and worry using acceptance and commitment therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
  • Napthali, S. (2008). Buddhism for mothers of young children. Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin.
  • Rogers, S. (2005). Mindful parenting: Meditations, verses, and visualizations for a more joyful life. Miami Beach, FL: Mindful Living Press.
  • Roy, D. (2007). Momfulness: Mothering with mindfulness, compassion, and grace. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Shapiro, L. E., & Sprague, R. K. (2009). The relaxation and stress reduction workbook for kids: Help for children to cope with stress, anxiety, and transitions. Oakland, Calif: New Harbinger.
  • Siegel, D. J., & Hartzell, M. (2003). Parenting from the inside out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. New York: J.P. Tarcher/Putnam.
  • Winston, D. (2003). Wide awake: A Buddhist guide for teens. New York: Perigee Book.
  • Wood, S. (2008). Sensational meditation for children: A complete guide to child-friendly meditation based on the five senses. Ashville, NC: Satya International.

CHADD’s general suggested reading:

  • Barkley, R. (1998) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders: A handbook for diagnosis and treatment. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Brown, T.E. (2000) Attention-deficit disorders and comorbidities in children, adolescents, and adults. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
  • Dendy, C.A.Z. (1995) Teenagers with ADD. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
  • Goldstein, S. (1999) The facts about AD/HD: An overview of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. CHADD 1999 Conference Book, Landover, MD: CHADD.
  • Parker, H.C. (1988) The attention deficit disorder workbook for parents, teachers and kids. Plantation, FL: Impact Publications.
  • Rief, S. (1993) How to reach and teach children with ADD/AD/HD. West Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education

CHADD’s suggested reading for parents:

  • Phelan, T. (1994) A Vital Parents’ Guide — Surviving Your Adolescent — How to Manage and Let Go Of Your 13 to 18 Year Olds. Glen Ellyn, Illinois: Child Management Inc.
  • Phelan, T. (1994) 1-2-3 Magic — Who’s in Charge at Your House? Glen Ellyn, Illinois: Child Management Inc.
  • Canter, L. (1985) Assertive Discipline — Parent Resource Guide. Canter and Associates, Inc.
  • Weingartner, P. (1999) ADHD Handbook for Families — A Guide to Communicating with Professionals. Washington, DC: Child and Family Press.
  • Clark, L. (1985) SOS! Help for Parents — A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems. Bowling Green, KY: Parents Press.
  • Barkley, R. (1995) Taking Charge of ADHD — The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents. New York: Guilford Press.