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Doctor Brie's next book  will be out soon! 

Systemically Treating Autism: A Clinician's  Guide for Empowering Families

Systemically Treating Autism is the latest book in autism treatment and research. This text trains family therapists how to effectively treat families raising a child with autism. However, parents and siblings of a loved one with autism would greatly benefit from the wealth of knowledge and research that is provided. 

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Books I Recommend

Below are books I recommend to families to help with a variety of problems. 

(Full Disclosure: These are affiliate links, and if you purchase one of these items I will receive a small commission that helps me keep the site running so I can try to help as many people as possible.)

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

Why I love it:

Gottman provides practical strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve problems. If you want to enhance your marriage, start with this gem. I recommend this book at ALL of the couples I see in therapy. 

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Why I love it:

If you want to help build your relationship with your children, this is the book for you! Faber and Mazlish provide simple, yet effective strategies for parents to use in order to have more meaningful communication with their children.   

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Voice Lessons for Parents: What to Say, How to Say it, and When to Listen

Why I love it:

Do you feel that you are never saying the right things to your child in the right tone of voice? Mogel will help guide the way in this productive text. 

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The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Why I love it:

Siegel, one of my favorite authors, provides scientific truth to how and why your children behave the way that they do. He discusses how a child's brain develops and what you, as a parent, can do to nourish their growth and 

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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Why I love it:

If you are a father wanting to strengthen the bond ​with your daughter, this is the book for you. Meeker discusses 10 ideas that every father should know if order to raise a strong, successful daughter. 

Recommended Products

Below are products I recommend to families to help with a variety of problems. 

(Full Disclosure: These are affiliate links, and if you purchase one of these items I will receive a small commission that helps me keep the site running so I can try to help as many people as possible.)

 
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Social Skills Board Game - 6 games in one!

 

Why I love it:

Children often struggle with learning appropriate social skills. Make learning these skills fun as the whole family can join in!

 

Cost: $33.99

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Emoji Stress Balls

Why I love it:

These help children identify how they are feeling. I will often have children pick out which emoji they are feeling at the beginning of the day and at the end. 

Cost: $7.49

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All Seasons Dollhouse

 

Why I love it:

This Dollhouse is great for understanding how children view their home life including the structure and relationships. 

Cost: $154.99

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Play-Doh 4 pack

Why I love it:

Play-Doh is a great item to help children learn fine and gross motor skills. I also use it to ask children, "What does your feeling look like?" and observe the colors they pick and how big the item is they create. 

 

Cost: $4.29

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Colorful Counseling: Life Lessons Learned Through Drawing

 

Why I love it:

Coloring has recently made a come back due to its therapeutic benefits. Children and adults can engage in self-care and mindfulness while coloring and designing a beautiful work of art.  ​

Cost: $32.99

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The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 Illustrated Handouts for Creative Therapeutic Work

Why I love it:

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy allows individuals to monitor their automatic thoughts, behaviors and feelings. This coloring book allows you to relax while learning how to retrain your negative thoughts to be more positive and accurate. 

Cost: $25.99

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Jumbo Water Beads

 

Why I love it:

Water beads are incredible fun and beneficial! I buy these with water balloons. Once you fill up the beads, place them into a water balloon until it is full. Tie a knot and you have a homemade stress ball!

Cost: $5.99

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Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Count

Why I love it:

Coloring, drawing, and creating beautiful works of art is a common practice among play therapists. ​Younger children enjoy Crayons; older children and adults like using colored pencils for art activities. 

Cost: $3.99

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