Personal stories and professional expertise help parents navigate various physical, psychological, and emotional issues.

When Your Child Hurts: Effective Strategies to Increase Comfort, Reduce Stress, and Break the Cycle of Chronic Pain

Rachael Coakley

Yale Univ., Jan.

PW’s review of this title book by a child psychologist affiliated with the Boston Children’s Hospital Pain Treatment Service, called it “practical, sensitive, hopeful, and informative.”

No Map to This Country: One Family’s Journey Through Autism

Jennifer Noonan

Da Capo Lifelong, Apr.

Noonan recounts her search for the latest science, medical treatments, and dietary interventions in an effort to help her autistic son.

The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth, and Lifelong Resilience

Claudia M. Gold

Da Capo/Merloyd Lawrence, May

Amid public concern over the number of children who, according to the CDC, are on psychostimulants, pediatrician Gold questions whether children are being diagnosed too quickly and are overmedicated, and provides alternatives.

Calming Your Anxious Child: Words to Say and Things to Do

Kathleen Trainor

Johns Hopkins Univ., June

Trainor, a child psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, teaches parents and caregivers how to help children help themselves overcome their worried thoughts and behaviors.

Warning Signs: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression

Brian D. Johnson and Laurie D. Berdahl

Chicago Review, Aug.

With the aim of preventing children from becoming perpetrators or victims of violence, Johnson, a psychologist, and Berdahl, an ob-gyn, present common risk factors and warning signs, along with strategies for raising strong, safe kids.

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