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Recommended books

Books for parents

123 magic1-2-3 Magic: effective discipline for children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan. This is an evidence based parenting program which has been found to significantly improve children’s behaviour. It offers parents strategies to control difficult behaviours, encourage positive behaviour and to strengthen the relationship with their children. There is also a program for managing teenagers and children with ADHD.



helping your anxious childHelping your anxious child: a step-by-step guide for parents by Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Heidi Lyneham and Vanessa Cobham.




Books for kids

a child first book about play therapyA Child’s first book about play therapy by Marc A Nemiroff & Jane Annunziata. This book is helpful in explaining to children between the age of 4 to 7 years old what therapy is about.




Feelfeeling better a kids book about therapying better: a kid’s book about therapy by Rachel Rashkin. Written in a journal format, 12-year-old Maya describes the process of therapy. For children between the age of 8 to 14 years old.




mind you mindMind your mind: how to master your thoughts and feelings, and be happy by Julie Johansen and Leigh Hay.




what to do when you worryWhat to do when you worry too much: a kid’s guide to overcoming anxiety by Dawn Huebner. This book is one of six books in the What-to-Do Guides for Kids series.