What Did I Just Say!?!

What Did I Just Say!?! How New Insights into Childhood Thinking Can Help You Communicate More Effectively with Your Child (Henry Holt and Co) by Denis Donovan and Deborah McIntyre.

Some amusing and clever insights into how parents' "politically correct" language gets in the way of being an effective parent with children. However, the book doesn't go beyond the "linguistics" for the reasons why parents do "parentsspeak" these days and why their kids don't listen (see The War Against Boys).

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition

The Difficult Child: Expanded and Revised Edition (Bantam) by Stanley Turecki. Still the best "hands-on" book for parenting based on childhood temperament issues. the new chapter on psychiatric drugs for children is timely and sensible.

Beyond Ritalin: Facts About Medication and Other Strategies

Beyond Ritalin: Facts About Medication and Other Strategies for Helping Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorder
Stephen Garber, Marianne Garber and Robyn Freedman Spizman
(HarperCollins, 1996, Paper $13.00)

This easy to read book offers multiple strategies for a variety of problems associated with ADD. It goes well beyond what I cover in Running on Ritalin with regards to how to. It is by no means anti-Ritalin but rather suggests a sensible balance and integration with other modalities when it comes to employing medication for ADD.