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Helpful Resources

Websites

These websites provide helpful insight and in some cases, a hearty education. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Books

Local Resources

Fantastic resources in Chicago's Northern Suburbs

Haven Youth & Family Services

PFLAG - Deerfield

Glenview Youth & Family Services

Some of these books I've read cover to cover, others just chapters here and there; all receive my wholehearted recommendation.

Adolescent Development

The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen, MD

You and Your Adolescent by Laurence Steinberg

How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Age of Opportunity by Laurence Steinberg

 

 

Depression and Anxiety

Adolescent Depression by Francis Mark Mondimore and Patrick Kelly

Is Your Teen Stressed or Depressed? by Drs. Arch Hart and Catherine Hart Weber

Crazy Stressed by Michael J. Bradley

 

 

LGBTQ+

"Mom, I'm Gay" by Susan Cottrell

Radically Included by Susan Cottrell

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids by Dannielle Owens-Reid & Kristin Russo

The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs PhD

God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines

Oddly Normal by John Schwartz

Always My Child by Kevin Jennings

The ABC's of LGBT+ by Ashley Mardell

UnClobber by Colby Martin

 

Self Care

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

 

Miscellaneous

Brave Parenting by Krissy Pozatek

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman

The Parallel Process by Krissy Pozatek

Not By Chance by Tim Thayne

 

 

This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please feel free to share your favorite websites and books here!

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