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Parenting Resources:

  1. Book: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen, Ph.D.
  2. Book: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
  3. Book: The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross Greene, Ph.D.
  4. Parenting Resource: 1 2 3 Magic Parenting is a good resource for multiple areas of effective parenting. See the website at

Autism Resources for Parents:

  1. The following website offers information about autism resources in San Diego and a downloadable copy of the Autism Resource Guide:
  2. The Exceptional Family Center is also a good resource for finding out about parent support groups and other resources for children with developmental disability. To find out about parent classes and talks about autism related topics, visit:

Autism Resources for Teens:

  1. Book: The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-so-obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens With Asperger Syndrome by Jennifer Cook O'Toole
  2. Book: Sisterhood of the Spectrum: An Asperger Chick's Guide to Life by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

Anxiety and OCD Resources:

  1. Children’s Book: Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about OCD and its Treatment by Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D.
  2. Parent Book: WORRY: Hope and Help for a Common Condition by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
  3. Parent Book: Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals by Ian Osborn, M.D.

Good Reads for Teens:

  1. Book: Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D. and Christine Padesky, Ph.D.

Educational Resources:

  1. Parents can obtain Special Education Advocacy on a sliding scale fee through the COMPASS Family Center at the University of San Diego. To contact call (619) 543-9850 Ext. 12431.
  2. Poway Unified School District has completed an easy to use Parent Guide for navigating special education services that can be found at:
    Parent Hand Book for Special Education

Divorce Resources:

  1. Kids’ Turn San Diego is an exceptional community resource that provides groups for children whose parents are going through a divorce. For group therapy schedules visit
  2. Book: Divorce Poison How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing by Richard Warshak, Ph.D.
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