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Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate List

Here is a list of the best Child Behavior books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Child Behavior: The Classic Child Care Manual from the Gesell Institute of Human Development (1992)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate ListThe long-awaited revision of the bestselling and definitive child care manual from the internationally renowned Gesell Institute of Human Behavior.Child BehaviorThe classic child care manual from theinternationally renowned Gesell InstituteSince it was first published, Child Behavior has become classic reading for parents and professionals a…
Author(s): Frances L. Ilg, Louise Bates Ames, et al.

Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges (2019)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate ListIn Beyond Behaviors, internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr.
Author(s): Mona Delahooke

How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior: Practical, Ready-to-Use Interventions That Work (Grades K-8) (2010)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate ListInterventions for students who exhibit challenging behavior Written by behavior specialists Kaye Otten and Jodie Tuttle–who together have 40 years of experience working with students with challenging behavior in classroom settings–this book offers educators a practical approach to managing problem behavior in schools. It is filled with down-to-earth advice, ready-to-use forms, troubleshooting tips, recommended resources, and teacher-tested strategies.
Author(s): Kaye Otten

Explosive Child, The: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children (2014)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate ListA groundbreaking approach to understanding and parenting children who frequently exhibit severe fits of temper and other intractable behaviors, from a distinguished clinician and pioneer in this field.What’s an explosive child? A child who responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse.
Author(s): Greene PhD, Ross W.

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (2016)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate List  Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.  Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth.
Author(s): Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively (4th Edition) (2016)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate List  Stressing that every child has some kind of special need, especially children with challenging behavior, this book contains numerous practical, indispensable tips for responding to those needs, building relationships with children and their families, and preventing challenging behavior.
Author(s): Barbara Kaiser, Judy Sklar Rasminsky

Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need (2012)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate ListGive children the social and emotional tools they need to grow and thrive on their ownAll children—not just those with challenging behaviors—require guidance as they develop the social and emotional skills they will use the rest of their lives. This resource provides everything you need to help children build and use six essential life skills: attachment, belonging, self-regulation, collaboration, contribution, and adaptability.
Author(s): Jenna Bilmes

Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents: Non-Medication Approaches for the Most Challenging ODD Behaviors (2016)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate ListA definitive guide to recognizing what factors cause defiant episodes in children & adolescents, and tips to help identify when and where these difficult behaviors are likely to occur. Containing tools to increase positive behaviors, this is an ideal resource for therapists, educators and parents.
Author(s): Scott Walls

Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children (2015)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate ListIn the Sixth Edition of their classic text, the authors reiterate the critical importance of observing and recording the behavior of young children, especially in the current atmosphere of accountability and testing.
Author(s): Dorothy H. Cohen, Virginia Stern, et al.

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting (2016)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate List“Dr. Phelan’s strategies have seen a resurgence in the parenting world. Maybe that’s why you feel like everywhere you go, you keep overhearing other moms say to their misbehaving children, ‘That’s one. That’s two. That’s three.’ And then you watch in disbelief as their kid actually stops!” ― PopSugar MomsAre you the parent of a strong-willed child? Is bedtime a nightly battle?
Author(s): Thomas Phelan

Casebook in Child Behavior Disorders (2016)

 Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate ListReflecting the latest research from the field, CASEBOOK IN CHILD BEHAVIOR DISORDERS, 6th Edition vividly illustrates the rich and arresting nature of disorders that first manifest themselves in childhood while also showing how a child’s developmental patterns shape the expression of each disorder. Complex cases demonstrate how each disorder is expressed — from presentation through diagnosis and treatment.
Author(s): Christopher A. Kearney

Best Child Behavior Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some child behavior books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis: Integrating Research into Practice

Author(s): Johnny L. Matson
ID: 3717844, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2023, Size: 51 Mb, Format: pdf

Orthomolecular Medicine - Stephen Schoenthaler : Improve Your Child's IQ and Behavior

Author(s): Stephen Schoenthaler , Hans Eysenck, Tony Edwards BBC Producer, Linus Pauling, Abram Hoffer MD PhD
ID: 3344861, Publisher: BBC Books, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis Interventions for Autism: Integrating Research into Practice

Author(s): Justin B. Leaf, Joseph H. Cihon, Julia L. Ferguson, Mary Jane Weiss
ID: 3356361, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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