Recommended Reading for Dealing with Parenting Issues

The Dream Child by Meghan Stewart....... a mother's story about raising her RAD child and the effects it had on her family

Adopting the Hurt Child by Gregory Keck PhD and Regina Kupecky, LSW........One of my top 3 favorite RAD books

Loving Someone Else's Child by Angela Elwell Hunt

Uncontrollable Kids by Foster W. Cline, M.D.

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Phd, (and website)

Kids in Danger by Ross Campbell, MD

Raising Adopted Children by Lois Ruskai Melina

Parents in Pain by John White

Out of Control Who's Watching Our Child Protective Agencies? by Brenda scott

Working with Rage Filled Children by Foster Cline, MD

Parenting other Peoples Children by John Stoller
When Love is Not Enough by Nancy Thomas  

Attachment, Trauma and Healing (Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children and Families) by Terry Levy and Michael Orlan 

Attachment Disorders (Treatment for Traumatized Children) by Catherine Swanson Cain 

Facilitating Developmental Attachment by Daniel A. Hughes Ph.D. 

Building the Bonds of Attachment by Daniel A. Hughes Ph.D. 

Therapeutic Parenting: It's a Matter of Attitude! by Deborah Hage MSW 

Help for the Hopeless Child: A Guide for Families (With Special Discussion for Assessing and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child) by Ronald S. Federici 

Parenting the Hurt Child, Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow. by Gregory C Keck, Ph. D. and Regina M. Kupecky, L.S.W. 

The Primal Wound (Understanding the Adopted Child) by Nancy Newton Verrier 

Children Who Shock and Surprise by Elizabeth Randolph, Ph.D. 

Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline MD, & Jim Fay 

Broken Hearts, Wounded Minds by Elizabeth Randolph, ph.D. 

Dandelion on My Pillow, Butcher Knife Beneath by Nancy Thomas ....parenting kids who kill

So You Want to be a Prince? by Deborah Hage......for the boy who wants to be the boss

So You Want to be a Princess?  by Deborah Hage.....for the girl who wants to be the boss 

Holding Time by Martha Welch 

A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback by Jim Robbins 

Can this Child be Saved? by Foster Cline and Cathy Helding  

99 Ways to Drive your Child Sane by Brita St. Clair ....a humorous book with great ideas 

Me and My Volcano by Deborah Hage 

RADs, Rhymes and Reasons 
Food and Hygiene

Stopping the Wipers -kids with bathroom issues
The Fingernails battle with setting limits with my daughter...
dealing with food issues-  Food Fight!!

Communicating and Connecting

Behavior Management for Disturbed Children - A guide for interacting and dealing with your hard-2-handle child
The Complications of Communication -  Something I learned about the dynamics of relating
Success Is - When you're feeling good about things going well 
Getting Your child to do what You Want - By telling him to do what you know he's going to do... paradoxically
Crazy-Making Communicating - For young and old alike....does this ring a bell in your home?
Parenting Children with Attachment and Control Issues...

The Bedroom - our child's personal and why it's different
God Moves in Mysterious Ways  - Never underestimate what God will use to get your attention
The Truth About Cats and Dogs - dealing with family pets and kids that hurt them
Computer Safety in the Home - knowledgeable advice from a computer programmer and setting boundaries and safety on the internet
Parenting Children with Attachment Difficulties - from Maryland's source for Attachment Disorder
Happy New RAD Year - What our hopes and dreams and resolutions for our family, are not what most mothers hope for

??? When to Give Up or Do We Ever???

Choices Under Fire - How do you know when enough is enough? A life lesson story
How Long? - A mother's poem when  overwhelmed and wanting to give up
Don't Give Up! - encouragement to hang on and keep trying
If I Had Known - Regrets about taking this on?
When Day is Done - How do you re-energize when every day is a battle?

The Dreams and Nightmares of Mothering

A Love I've Never Known - A new adoptive mom's heart
Mount RAD  - (won poetry contest at the challenge of raising a challenging child
The Day One Steer Would Die -  Butchering on the farm makes me realize the sacrifice we moms make daily
Every Mother's Dream -  Is sometimes only a daydream during a quiet moment...
I Hate.....I love -  How one mom sees her son
A Horse of a Different Color -  How my kids are like the young horses my friend and I bought at an auction
Cute video... NOT for children, for adults
For kids in emotional crisis... parenting has to be done much differently... and the world will NOT get it...
Wisdom from the Frontlines...
...wisdom and advice from those living on the frontlines with hard to raise children...

Wisdom from the frontlines - On dealing with feelings, behaviors, and parenting issues
Wisdom from the frontlines - Our children and therapy and/or respite care
Wisdom from the frontlines - About our kids lying and stealing
Wisdom from the frontlines......on Sleepovers and Friends - Advice from mothers 
Wisdom from the frontlines on Communication - Listening to the advice of fellow mothers on communicating                                                               with our master-manipulators
Christine Moers is one of my favorite RAD~moms... she has incredible, wisdom, creativity, insight and helpfulness in parenting hard to love children... How I wished I had had her wisdom when I was raising my difficult children...
She has a blog, called Welcome to My Brain and a Youtube video channel which is packed with many parenting videos... Please visit her links... they are well worth the time    

Rules and regulations, without relationship, will birth rebellion... a statement, tried and true...

RAD is like putting mommy in a round room and telling her the cure for her child is in the corner...