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Books and Resources

General Pediatric and Parenting Websites

1. Healthy Children - American Academy of Pediatrics

2. Kids Heath - Nemours

3. Center for Disease Control

4. Zero to Three

5. Children's Hospital of Minnesota

General Pediatric and Parenting Books

1. The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD

2. 1-2-3 Magic (English & Spanish) by Thomas W.Phelan,PhD

3. Baby 411 and Toddler 411 by Dr. Ari Brown and Denise Fields

4. Caring for Your Baby and Young Child, 5th Edition: Birth to Age 5 by American Academy Of Pediatrics

5. What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway B.S.N.

6. The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

7. All Joy and No Fun "The Paradox Of Modern Parenting" by Jennifer Senior

8. Baby knows best by Debrah Solomon


Alternative Medicine

1. The Holistic Pediatrician, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition (Kemper), 2016

2. Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine to Keep Your Kids Healthy (Ditchek and                 Greenfield), 2001

3. Integrative Pediatrics (Culbert and Olness), 2009

4. Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America (Whorton), 2002

5. Treatment Alternatives for Children (Rosen, Cohen), 2012


1. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child (Worwood), 2000


1. Addressing ADD Naturally -Kathi Kemper

2. Fire Child, Water Child: How Understanding the Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Attention,         (Cowan), 2012

3. ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide by Michael I. Reiff, MD, FAAP & Sherill Tippins

4. ADHD Medications - AACP

5. Smart but Scattered, by Peg Dawson EdD and Richard Guare, Ph.D.

Anxiety and Worry

1. My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s guide to managing anxiety and Panic by Martinez and Tompkins

2. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety by Tamar E. Chansky, PhD

3. What to do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner, PhD

4. SOS by Lynn Clark PhD.

5. Annie Stories: A Special Kind of Storytelling, by Doris Brett (How to teach and support young children by telling stories)

6. Will it be Okay?, by Crescent Dragonwagon

7. There's a Nightmare in My Closet,  by Mercer Mayer

8. There's an Alligator under My Bed, by Mercer Mayer

9. What To Do When You Worry too Much by ​ Dawn Huebner

10. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

11. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by  Mark Pett & Gary Rubenstein

12. Rosie Revere, Engineer  by Andrea Beaty

13. Sitting Still like a Frog- Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and their parents) by Eline Snel

14. What to do when you worry too much: a kids guide to overcoming anxiety (what to do guide for kids) by Dawn Huebner

15. Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, by Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.


1. Asthma Allergy Network 



1. The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be (Herbert), 2013

2. Autism Spectrum Disorders  Editors: Alan I. Rosenblatt, MD, FAAP, Paul S.Carbone, MD FAAP and Winnie Yu

3. The Autism Revolution (Herbert), 2013


1. Bedwetting Store



1. A Parents Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings, (American Academy of Pediatrics) by Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D.

2. Raising a Thinking Child, by Myrna Shure, Ph.D.

3. Raising a Thinking PreTeen, by Myrna Shure, Ph.D.

4. The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene, Ph.D.

5. Parenting the Strong Willed Child, by Rex Forehand, Ph.D. and Nicholas Long, Ph.D

6. Parenting that Works, by Edward Christophersen, Ph.D and Susan Mortweet,Ph.D.

7. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by John Gottman Ph.D., Joan DeClare, and Daniel Goleman


1.Little girls can be mean - by  Dr. Michelle Anthony

2. Words will never hurt me by Sally Northway Ogden

3. Speak up and get along by Scott Cooper

4. My secret bully, and Just Kidding, both by Trudy Ludwig


1. Breastfeeding in the workplace law

Chronic Illness

1. Young People and Chronic Illness:  True Stories, Help, and Hope, by Kelly Huegel

2. When Will I Feel Better? Understanding Chronic Illness, by Monroe



1. GI Kids

Dad's and Parenting

1. The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash

2. Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden


1. The Magic Years by Selma Fraiberg


1. Grain Brain by David Perlmutter

Discipline and Behavior


1. 1-2-3 Magic and 1, 2, 3 Magic Teen by Thomas W.Phelan,PhD

2. No drama discipline by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

3. No bad kids, toddler discipline without shame, Janet Lansbury (RIE)

4. The Difficult Child, by Stanley Turecki


1. Helping Children Cope with Divorce, by Edward Tyber

2. The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing With the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive, by Robert Emery, Ph.D.

3. Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child, by Isolina Ricci Ph.D.

4. Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families, by Marc Brown




1. US vs European Formula 

2. European Formula Purchasing - BabyKind Market



1. Weird is Normal When Teenagers Grieve by JennyLee Wheeler and Heidi Horsley Psy.D.

2. Healing Your Grieving Heart For Teens: 100 Practial Ideas- Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

3. Healing Your Grieving Heart For Kids: 100 Practial Ideas- Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

4. Website for book recommendations for all ages when a family member has cancer:

5. Kids Health

6. AAP Death

7. Tear Soup by Pat Schweibert


1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Immunizations and Infectious Diseases:  An Informed Parent’s Guide. Fisher MC, ed. Elk Grove Village, IL:  American Academy of Pediatrics; 2006

2. Myers MG, Pineda D. Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns. Galveston, TX: Immunizations for Public Health; 2008

3. Offit PA. Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure. New York, NY: Columbia University Press; 2008

4. Offit PA. Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All. New York, NY: Basic Books; 2011

5. Mnookin S. The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster; 2011

6. Offit PA, Moser CA. Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction. New York, NY: Columbia University Press; 2011

Learning Disorders

1. LD Navigator


1. American Academy of Pediatrics LGBT section

2. PBS- Growing up Trans

3. American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children website:


5. Gender Spectrum:

6. Gender expansive reading books by age:


1. Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic by Weintruab 

Meditation and Mind Body Therapy

1. Free Mindfullness Mediation Course -Palouse

2. The Goodnight Caterpillar: A children’s relaxation story by Lori Lite (A beautiful story of a girl who teaches a very anxious caterpillar               how to slowly relax the body and mind, and teaches progressive relaxation to kids in a simple yet very effective way)

3. Dreaming of Ponies by Lori Lite  (As an audio CD or MP3. Lori guides kids through meditations to learn progressive relaxation, 4.                     breathing, and calming techniques for bedtime and everyday stress)

4. Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, by ​Joan Borysenko,

5. Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens by Cu

6. Starbright, Moonbeam, Earthlight, and Sunshine by Maureen Garth (These are wonderful stories that teach relaxation through                           metaphor and visualization)

7. Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for young children and Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for teens by Dr. Amy Saltzman (Available as                         audio CDs or MP3. Dr. Saltzman guides kids of all ages through various, short mindfulness exercises that are calming and easy to                       implement)

Mental Health

1.  American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry General Resources

2. Child Mind Institute

3. Understood: For learning and Attention Issues 

4. The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrome - Tony Attwood

5. Mental Health, Naturally (Kemper), 2010

6. Fire Child, Water Child (Cowan), 2012

7. Mental Health for the Whole Child (Shannon), 2013


1. ChopChop

2. Mother Magazine- 14 books that encourage healthy eating

3. Eat Healthy, Feel Great by William Sears and Martha Sears

4. Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter

5. Appetite for Life: The Thumbs-Up, No-Yucks Guide to Getting Your Kid to Be a Great Eater (Antine), 2012

6. Feeding Baby Green (Greene), 2009

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

1.  ODD Resource Guide AACP

2.  AACP Resource Center

Overweight and Obesity

1. If your Child is Overweight by Susan M. Kosharek, MS, RD

2. The Care &Keeping of you: Body Book for Older Girls 2 by Dr. Cara Natterson

3. Texas Children Obesity Toolkit

Picky Eaters

1. It's your job to put healthy foods on the table/plate and their job to decide how much/what to eat by Ellyn Satter

2. The sneaky Chef by Lapine

3. Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld

Potty Training

1. The Princess and the Potty, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

2. Toilet learning by Mack


1. Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide (Miles), 2008


1. Get Ready to Read

2. Reach Out and Read


School Crisis

1. National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

School Readiness 

1. Hey Quit Pushing by Larry Garf

Screen Time

1. Screenagers documentary








Sensory Integration

1. Sensory Integration Network


1. The Happy Sleeper by Heather Turgeon **

2. The 90 Minute Baby Sleep by Polly Moore

3. The Sleep Lady’s Good Night Sleep Tight by Kim West, LCSW-C with Joanne Kenen

4.  The Sleep Lady 

5. Secrets of the Baby Whisperer : How to Calm, Connect, and Communicate by Tracy Hogg with Melinda Blau

6. Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child By Marc Weissbluth

7. Sleep, What Every Parent Needs to Know by Rachel Moon, MD, FAAP


1. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Risk Factors and Warning Signs

2. 13 Reasons Why Talking Points


1. Sweat Help

Teen and Adolescent Health 

1. The Boy's Body Book: Third Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up 

2. Cybersafe by Gwenn Schurgin O’Keefe, MD, FAAP

3. It's Perfectly Normal - Changing bodies, growing up, sex and sexual health by Harrys and Emberley

Tics and Tourettes 


1. Natural Treatments for Tic and Tourettes by DeMare 

Time Management 


1. Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy

Toilet Training

1. Everybody Poops, by Taro Gomi



1. Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World (Landrigan), 2001

2. Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit


1. Vaccines and Your Child by Paul A. Offit, MD and Charlotte A. Moser

2. Do You Believe in Magic? By Paul A. Offit, MD

3. Deadly Choices by Paul A. Offitt, MD



1. YogaKids: Educating The Whole Child Through Yoga (Wenig), 2003

2. Yoga for Children (Flynn), 2013

**Book recommendations have been collected from multiple sources.  GatorMD is not responsible for the content of any of these resources. 

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