Resources

The following are some resources that are commonly recommended to parents.

These resources are best utilised in conjunction with individualised sessions in which the child is able to learn strategies to develop and enhance resilience.

 

Recommended Books

The Invisible String    by Patrice Karst

This book explores the connection between parents and their kids through "The Invisible String" that reaches from heart to heart.

The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-esteem      by Diane Loomans

This is a beautifully illustrated book which explores self-esteem through the animals in the kingdom.

All Dogs have ADHD       by Kathy Hoopmann

This book uses photographs of dogs to explore a variety of traits that are typical of a child with an ADHD diagnosis, such as being restless and excitable, getting easily distracted, and acting on impulse.
 

All Cats have Asperger Syndrome      by Kathy Hoopmann

This book uses photographs of cats to bring to life the familiar and unique characteristics of a child with Asperger's Syndrome, such as sensitive hearing, scampering at the first sign of being stroked, and particular eating habits.

 

Recommended Websites

The following are websites that provide useful information for parents and carers of children:

www.raisingchildren.net.au

This is an Australian Government website aimed at providing information to parents and families about raising children from newborns to teens.

www.psychology.org.au

This is the website for The Australian Psychological Society. It provides a selection of useful resources and information for parents and families, under the "Community Information" tab.