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Crafts, Recipes, games, health, holidays, parenting and more!
Crafts for kids
Teach positive behaviors to kids with Shamu's help
Autism Society of America
Positive Parenting is dedicated to providing resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun!
Positive Discipline Associates website with the mission to create peace in the world through peace in homes and classrooms. Great questions of the week and resource information.
Bill Cosby's site, from the Ennis Foundation, in support of students who are differently abled with resources and tips for those kids, their parents and teachers.
This site provides good, to the point information about a wide range of
child issues, from self-esteem to grieving to divorce to stress.
Do To Learn
A great resource for teaching social skills. Contains an interactive,
animated, web-based game on reading facial expressions.
Pregnancy and Parenting
National Center for Fathering's goal is to improve the well-being of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children.
Because kids don't come with instructions.
Quirky Kids. Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In - When to Worry and When Not toWorry by Perri Klass, M.D., Eileen Costello, M.D.
Raising Your Spirited Child: A guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent,energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
So This is Normal Too? Teachers and Parents Working Out Developmental Issues in Young Children by Deborah Hewitt
Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help your child find, make and keep friends by Fred Frankel, PH.D
How to Help Your Child WithHomework by Marguerite C. Radencich Ph.D. & Jeanne Shay Schumm Ph.D.
The Myth ofLaziness by Mel Levine M.D.
Strong-Willed Childor Dreamer? By Dr. Dana Scott Spears & Dr. Ron L. Braund
Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception by Thom Hartman
The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki MD
Love and Anger (the parental dilemma) by Nancy Samalin with Catherin Whitney
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon PH.D & Michael Thompson PH.D
Real Boys by William Pollack PH.D
The Courage to Raise GoodMen by Olga Siverstein & Beth Rashbaum
Best Friends Worst Enemies: Understanding the social lives of Children Michael Thompson PH.D & Catherine O'Neill Grace with Lawrence J. Cohen PH.D
Was it the Chocolate Pudding? By Sandra Levins
My Family's Changing by Pat Thomas
It's not your fault, Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky
Divorce Isn't the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for kids by Ellen Se Stern
Good Answers to tough questions by Joy Berry
Speaking of Divorce: How to talk with your kids and help them cope by Roberta Beyer & Kent Winchester
Talking About Family Breakup by Jillian Powell
Talking to children about childbirth
The Usborne Flip-Flap Body Book by Alastair Smith and Judy Tatchell
The Bird, the Bees and the Berenstain Bears by Stan & Jan Berenstain
So that's how I was born by Dr. Robert Brooks & Susan Perl
Where do babies come from? By Peter Mayle
Where do babies comes from? By Angela Royston
It's so Amazing!: A book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies and Families by Robie Harris
Arthur's New Baby Book by Marc Brown
Julius, the Baby of the World By Kevin Henkes
Arrival of a Sibling
We Have a Baby by Cathryn Falwell
I'm a Big Sister/I'm a Big Brother by Jane Cutler
Big Sister Little Sister by Charlotte Zolotow
The Kissing Hand by Audry Penn
I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas
Owen and Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
Armadillo Tattletale by Helen Ketteman
Don't Squeal Unless it's a Big Deal: a tale of tattletales by Jeanie Franz Ransom
The Tattletale by Lynn Downey
Adventures of Rainbow Fish including Finders Keepers, The Dangerous Deep, Spike and the Substitute, and Tattle Tale by Marcus Pfister
Books For Children On Death And Other Losses
Trozzi, Maria, and Kathy Massimini. Talking With Children About Loss. New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 1999.
Armstrong, William. Sounder. New York: Harper & Row, 1969. This is a beautiful story, for children from eight to thirteen, about a young African-American boy an dhis dog who dies.
Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddi the Leaf. Thorofare, N.J.: Charles B. Slack, 1982. This book for all ages is a wonderful metaphor of life and death depicted by the changing seasons.
Cohen, Miriam. Jim's Dog Muffin. New York: Dell, 1984. When Muffin dies, Jim's first grade class helps him feel better; a book for kids from four to eight.
Mellonie, Bryan, and Robert Ingpen. Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children. New York: Bantam Books, 1983. This book offers meaningful ways for youngsters ages three to nine to understand death.
Krementz, Jill. How it Feels When a Parent Dies. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1981. Eighteen vignettes written by childnre from seven to seventeen who share their feelings about their parent's death.
Lanton, Sandy. Daddy's Chair. Rockville, Md.: Kar-Ben Copies, Inc., 1991. A touching story for children and adults about the death of Michael's dad and how Michael deals with it in the Jewish tradition of Shiva.
LeShan, Eda. When a Parent is Very Sick. Boston: Little, Brown, 1986. A self-help guide that highlights feelings and situations in which a parent is temporarily, chronically, or terminally ill. Youngsters from ten to fourteen can understand how illness affects entire families.
Learning to Say Good-bye: When a Parent Dies. New York: Macmillan, 1975. This book helps bereaved children, ages eight and older, deal with their feelings when a beloved parents dies.
Madenski, Melissa. Some of the Pieces. Boston: Little, Brow, 1991. A family shares happy memories about dad one year after his death and cremation. Kids from ages five to nine can identify with this story.
Adler, C.S. Carly's Buck. New York: Clarion, 1987. For ages 10 and up. Carly's mother has died of cancer, and Carly blames herself and her father for not having been as good to her mother as she thinks they should have been.
Arnold, Caroline. What We Do When Someone Dies. New York: Watts, 1987. Ages 6-10.
Carson, Jo. You Hold Me and I'll Hold You. 1992. For K-5. Child's first experience with family funeral.
Greenlee, Sharon. When Someone Dies. Peachtree Publishers, 1992. For K-6.
Mills, Joyce. Gentle Willow: A Story for Children about Dying. Magination, 1993. Animal friends comes to grip with a dying tree. They offer comfort and help with the tree's fear of dying adn learn the value of love and memories.
The Next Place by Warren Hanson
Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert and Chuck Deklyien
The Good-bye Book by Judith Viorst
Even if I Spill My Milk? by Anita Grossnickle Hines
Benjamin Comes Back by Amy Brandt
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
Bunny Bungalow by Cynthia Rylant
Henry and Mudge and Annie's Good Move by Cynthia Rylant
A New House by Jill Wenzel
Bully B.E.A.N.S. by Julia Cook
Chester Raccoon and the Big Bad Bully by Audrey Penn
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Bullies by Howard Binkow and Susan F. Cornelison
Don't Laugh at Me by Steven Seskin and Allen Shamblin
Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig
Nobody Knew What To Do - A Story About Bullying by Becky Ray McCain
King of The Playground by Phillis Reynolds Naylor
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Kicky the Mean Chick Learns Her Lesson and other kicky tales by Erika Karres
Blue Cheese Breath adn Stinky Feet by Catherine DePino
The Bully Blockers Club by Teresa Bateman
I Didn't Know I Was A Bully - Story and lesson by Melissa Richards
Baker, Jed E., The Social Skills Picture Book, Teaching Play Emotion and Communication to Children with Autism, Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc: 2001
Gray, Carol. The New Social Story Book, Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, Inc; 2000.
Meiners, Cheri, “Join in and Play” Learning to Get Along Series
Perspective Taking Skills
Perspective Taking Skills
Winner, Michelle Garcia. Think Social: A social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students, San Jose, CA: Think Social Publishing, Inc, 2005.
Winner, Michelle Garcia, Thinking about You, Thinking about Me: Teaching Perspective Taking and social thinking to persons with Social Cognitive Learning Challenges; 2nd Edition.
Social Skills Training Resource Books
Social Skills Training Resource Books
Baker, Jed E., Social Skills Training For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems,
Sussman, Fern. TalkAbility – People skills for Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum- A guide for Parents. Toronto, ON: Hanen Centre Publication, 2006.
Sussman, Fern More Than Words, Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,
Siperstein, Gary, and Rickards, Emily. Promoting Social Success: A Curriculum for Children with Special Needs. Baltimore: Brooks Publishing, 2004.
Hartley-Brewer, Elizabeth. Praising Boys Well: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2006.
Hartley-Brewer, Elizabeth. Praising Girls Well: 100 Tips for Parents and Teachers. Cambridge: Da Capo Press, 2006.
DeBell, Susan. How do I stand in your shoes?
Smith Myles, Brenda, Trautman, M., Schelvan, R. The Hidden Curriculum,
Lockshin, Stephanie B., Gillis, Jennifer M., Romanczyk, Raymond G. (2005). Helping your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder,
Abrams, Philip, Henriques, Leslie (2004). The Autistic Spectrum Parent’s Daily Helper,
Fitting in and Having Fun, DVD Volume #1 and #2, TD Social Skills, www.tdsocialskills.com
Model Me Kids, Videos for Modeling Social Skills, DVD: Various Volumes, www.modelmekids.com
My Community, Computer Software, Social Skills Builder, 2004, www.socialskillbuilder.com
Children's Books with Social Skills Themes
Children's Books with Social Skills Themes
Curtis, Jamie Lee. Today I feel Silly & Other Moods that Make My Day. Harper Collins Publishers, 1998.
Snodgrass, Catherine S. Super Silly Sayings that are Over Your Head, Higganum, CT; Starfish Specialty Press, 2004.
Lovell, Patty. Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Publishers, 2001.
Whitcomb, Mary. Odd Velvet. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.
Cook, Julia. Personal Space Camp. Virginia: CTC Publishing, 2007.
Cook, Julia. My Mouth is a Volcano. Virginia: CTC Publishing, 2005.
Etlinger, Rebecca. To Be Me: Understanding what it’s like to have Asperger’s Syndrome. California: WPS Creative Therapy Store, 2005.