The following factsheet is used with permission by the Canadian Psychological Association:

Related links: – (When Something’s Wrong Handbook: Ideas for Families) – (see Parenting for Life Program)

Suggested readings:

Making Peace in Your Stepfamily: Surviving and Thriving as Parents and Stepparents.  (1993).  By H. Bloomfield.  New York, NY: Hyperion Books.

Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years.  (1997).  By L. Davis and J. Keyser.  New York, NY: Broadway Books.

Lost At School.  2009).  By R.W. Greene.  New York, NY: Scribner.

The Explosive Child.  (2010).  By R.W. Greene.  New York, NY: Harper Collins.

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With Sensory Integration Dysfunction.  (1998).  By C.S. Kranowitz.  New York, NY: Perigee Publishing.

Remarried With Children: Ten Secrets For SuccessfullyBlending and Extending Your Family.  (2005).  By B. LeBey.  New York, NY: Bantam Dell.

Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child.  (1996).  By K. Manassis.  Hauppaug, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc.

Helping Your Teenager Beat Depression.  (2004).  By K. Manassis and A.M. Levac. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teen and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting.  (2000).  By J. Nelsen and L. Lott.  New York, NY: Three Rivers Press.

Stop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody or Depressed Adolescent.  (2002).  By J. Sasson Edgette. New York,  NY: The Berkley Publishing Group.

Raising Your Spirited Child.  (2006).  By M. Sheedy Kurcinka.  New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Brave New Stepfamilies: Diverse Paths Toward Stepfamily Living.  (2007).  By S.  Stewart.  Sage Publications.

Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids.  (1998).  By T. E. Wilens.  New York, NY: Guilford.

Get Out of My Life But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?  A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager.  (1997).  By A. E. Wolf.  Toronto, ON:  Harper Collins Canada.

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