In an ongoing effort to facilitate student wellness and provide additional support and resources for parents, the Counseling Department offers the following links to helpful websites, books, and articles on a wide variety of topics. While these resources are useful tools, we encourage parents and students alike to communicate with the student’s counselor when questions or concerns arise.
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents, by RM Rapee
Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child, by Katherina Mannasis,
This book helps parents to desensitize their child to anxiety provoking situations.
The following books teach self-relaxation to children or are useful references to young people:
My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic, by M. A. Tompkins.
Relaxation: A Comprehensive Manual for Adults, Children, and Children with Special Needs, by Dr. Joseph R Cautela and Dr. June Groden
What to do When You Worry too Much?: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety, by D. Huebner.
The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
The Difficult Child, by Stanley Turecki, M.D.
The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction, by Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA
Talking Back to OCD: A Guide for Parents and Kids,
What to do When Your Brain Gets Stuck by Dawn Huebner
Santa Clara County Mental Health Suicide & Crisis Service
San Jose (408) 279-3312
North County (650) 494-8420
South County (408) 683-2482
EMQ’s 24 hour crisis line (mobile crisis unit) (408)379-9085 or 1(877) 41-CRISIS
Growing Up Sad: Childhood Depression and Its Treatment, by Leon Cytryn
All Kinds of Minds
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
This website has resources, articles, and reading recommendations. You can obtain a catalog of products designed to support children with learning differences that may help parents and teachers.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
The International Dyslexia Association
Help for parents teaching struggling learners at home
This helpful page of strategies for attention problems comes from the companion guide to a PBS special on learning differences and disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Parents Education Network
Schwab Foundation for Learning
A Mind at a Time, by Mel Levine, M.D.
The Myth of Laziness, by Mel Levine, M.D.
All Kinds of Minds, by Mel Levine, M.D.
Encouraging Your Child, by Kathy Kuhl
The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond, by Donna Goldberg and Jennifer Zwiebel
Organizing From the Inside Out for Teens: The foolproof system for organizing your room, your time, and your life, by Julie Morgenstern
Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD, Taylor
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
“Keep Calm and Parent On”
Good Advice for maintaining your child’s mental health
Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?, by Michelle Garcia Winner
This book provides the framework for understanding social cognitive deficits.
It’s So Much Work to be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success, by Richard Lavoie, Mel Levine, and Rob Reiner
Jarvis Clutch…Social Spy, by Mel Levine, M.D.
Thinking about YOU thinking about ME, by Michelle Garcia Winner.
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship: Simple Strategies to Help your Child Make Friends, by Natalie Elman and Eileen Kenned-Moore.
Backgrounder: Later School Start Times from The National Sleep Foundation
Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers from The New York Times
School districts mulling chance for teens to sleep later from The Star Tribune
Sleep scientists' wake-up call for later school starts from The BBC
Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early from The Atlantic
Why School Should Start Later in the Morning from The Atlantic