Recommended Books for Parents

In my clinical practice, I often recommend to parents different books that can support and reinforce the therapeutic work we do together or the work I am doing with their child or adolescent. The books can be helpful resources for parents.

Of course, it is important to keep in mind that parenting books do not replace seeking professional help from a psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist or other health professional, especially for more severe and complex problems. Rather, these recommended books can be a good place to start and can compliment the services you are receiving.

Please find in the table below several recommended books on various topics including anger, ADHD, anxiety, divorce, and general parenting. You may want to check back again at a later date as more suggested publications will be added.

Recommended Books for Parents

Recommended Books for Parents about OCD

TitleAuthorDescription
Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents
Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D.This highly recommended book for parents by Dr. Chansky explains how OCD is diagnosed, how to find the right therapist, and how to tailor the treatment to your child's needs. Through the comprehensive advice in this book, you will feel better equipped to help your child overcome OCD.
Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" - and Parents Say "Way to Go"
John S. March, MD with Christine M. BentonThis excellent book by Dr. March outlines in detail an eight-step program for treating childhood OCD. This book is for both parents and for children and teaches the skills on "how to" take back control over OCD.

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