Books I Recommend

Special Needs:

  • Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew (Ellen Notbohm):  This book was given to me by some family friends who have a daughter with Autism.  It is a fantastic book which helps give a glimpse into the mind of someone with Autism. It has excellent suggestions and practical tools.
Grief:
  • Helping Children Grieve When Someone They Love Dies (Theresa M. Huntley):  This book explains how children understand death at various ages and developmental stages.  It explains the stages of grieving and provides tools for adults to help children through the grieving process.
Discipline:
  • Boundaries with Kids (Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend):  The Boundaries books are all great. This one helps parents and teachers navigate their roles and those of the children they rear.  It explains why boundaries are important and tells parents the appropriateness of boundaries with children.
  • Parenting with Love and Logic (Foster W. Cline, MD, Jim Fay):  This book helps parents teach their children that all behaviors have consequences.  Some are pleasant and some are unpleasant.  The book equips parents to teach responsibility through natural consequences.
Teaching:
  • The Bible Story Handbook (John H. Walton, Kim E. Walton):  This book has many popular Bible stories represented.  It includes background information, summary of the passages, explains what the author likely meant, and cautions teachers about commonly taught (although incorrect) things.
  • Teaching with Love and Logic (Jim Fay, David Funk):  This book takes some responsibility from the adult and places appropriate responsibility on the student.  Consequences are logical, with the intent that students make more appropriate choices in the future.
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