A Listmania! list by ElizabethB(Los Gatos, CA USA)
The list author says: "This is a collection of books that I regularly recommend to others. They reflect my counseling interests - marriage/couples, parenting, families, disability, and generally how to do a better job coping with life."
"This is the rare parenting book that focuses on the brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. I wrote it with help from siblings of special needs kids who wanted their parents to know what their life was really like and how parents can help. An easy read, it reinforces what you know but forget to do as well as giving you some new ideas for parenting the rest of your children."
"Don't be misled by the title - this is not about talking but rather lots of practical ideas for getting your children to cooperate. The authors promote a friendly, respectful relationship between parent and child, Each chapter includes advice, some simple exercises, cartoons illustrations and a summary of the key points suitable for posting on the refrigerator."
"This book opened my eyes to new dimensions of the sibling relationship and ways that parents can unwittingly create unnecessary competition. I recommend this every parent with the birth of their second child."
"The authors show how (hetrosexual) couples trying to talk about their problems unwittingly trigger their partner's core fears. Following their advice, gives you a way to interact differently and improve communication. Since changing one person's behavior forces a change in the relationship, you can improve your relationship without having to talk to your partner about what you are doing."
"This book not only provides a wealth of useful information about living with ADD but also has a very positive frame of reference. ADD comes with its own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Learning how to take advantage of its strengths while compensating or avoiding the weak areas leads to personal success and happiness in your life."