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Changing your life, changing yourself

ElizabethB
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."
I Have Needs Too!: Supporting the child whose sibling has special needs
I Have Needs Too!: Supporting the child whose sibling has special needs
"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."
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
"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."
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
"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 Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
"This is a do-it-yourself guide to implementing Gottman's research on successful and unsucessful marriages in your own relationship."
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It
How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It
"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."
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
"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."