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 Books on Parenting

The Last Boys Picked
Helping Boys Who Don’t Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood



Overlooked by a society that reinforces impossible standards of “masculinity,” boys who are uninterested in competitive sports or have non-aggressive personalities are often vilified and bullied for being different as they grow up in the shadow of America’s obsession with bigger, faster, richer, and stronger. Compassionate, empowering, and instructive, The Last Boys Picked will help parents, teachers, coaches, and caregivers identify the social and emotional hurdles that these boys face, and offers specific action steps to help any child build resilience and a healthy self-esteem.

Read the book Parents magazine calls a “MUST READ” and “a wowing and enlightening guide for any parent”

“ … chock full of valuable information on a topic that is so rarely spoken about.”
Dorri Olds

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Stop Negotiating with Your Teen:
Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent


Stop Negotiating with Your Teen can help you to:

  • turn a confrontation into an opportunity for communication
  • talk to your teen when you don’t know what to say
  • respond to disrespectful remarks with dignity and composure
  • break through your teenager’s verbal intimidation
  • disarm manipulations without escalating the conflict
  • manage your teenager’s sense of entitlement or privilege
  • balance compassion with accountability through genuine engagement

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#3 Best Parenting Book for Parents of Teens!
parenting blogger/author

Among the “Best Parenting Books for Parents of Tweens”
Vanessa Van Petten

“This may be the most sensible, wise, clear and reader friendly book about parenting adolescents that I have read…. Written with genuineness and humor, I can’t imagine any parent not finding themselves between the pages, laughing and learning and coming out with more clarity and a saner family life!”
Deborah MunGavin, Mahopac, NY

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Books on Counseling/Therapy


Adolescent Therapy That Works
Helping Kids Who Never Asked for Help in the First Place



“Well-written, immensely helpful, highly recommended for therapists and parents of teens.”

“…shows therapists how to become partners with their clients…”

Focusing on establishing genuine and unaffected relationships between therapists and teens, this book offers techniques for clinicians who want to engage and connect with their adolescent clients. The goal is to bring about conversations that are candid and therapeutically effective so that teens and their families can find dignified and durable solutions to their problems.

Thorough and lucidly written, Adolescent Therapy that Really Works shows therapists how to become partners with their clients, maintain their authority while also drawing teens into comfortable conversation, and read body language and facial expressions to better convey understanding and respect. Every therapist who works with adolescents and their families will benefit from the wisdom, skill, and honesty exhibited in Edgette’s therapeutic approach.

“She deals very thoroughly with the engagement issues that recur when working with clients who have been brought to her (usually by parents) with only nominal consent.” Debate (Division of Educational Psychologists)

“Offers therapists a different way to help disengaged…young clients and their families find dignified, face-saving ways out of problems.”Adolescence Journal

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The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomena in Psychotherapy



“[A] treasure chest of time-tested concepts…”
Tim Brunson, International Hypnosis Research Institute
The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomena in Psychotherapy

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis


“This immensely readable book addresses the selection, eliciting, and therapeutic use of hypnotic phenomena that are natural outgrowths of trance… Numerous case examples vividly illustrate intervention with anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse, dissociative disorders, depression, marital and family problems, sports and creative performance, pain … and other conditions… In summary, I feel that The Handbook of Hypnotic Phenomena in Psychotherapy is an excellent book.”
Joan Murray-Jobsis, Chapel Hill, NC

Includes sections on using: age progression • age regression • hypnotic dreaming • hypermnesia • hypnotic deafness • catalepsy • positive and negative hallucinations, and other hypnotic phenomena.

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Books on Equestrian Sport Psychology

Heads Up:Practical Sport Psychology for Riders, Their Families and Their Trainers


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The Rider’s Edge: Overcoming the Psychological Challenges of Riding


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