For Parents

Children Who Say No When You Want Them to Say Yes, by James Windell (New York: Macmillan, 1996).A parent tool for handling stubborn, oppositional kids through adolescence.

From Defiance to Cooperation: Real Solutions for Transforming the Angry, Defiant, Discouraged Child, by John F. Taylor (Roseville, Calif.: Prima Publishing, 2001). Constructive ways to channel defiant, oppositional energy and determination with easy-to-implement suggestions.

Parent in Control, by Gregory Bodenhamer (New York: Fireside, 1995). Using common scenarios to demonstrate specific parenting techniques, a one-time probation officer offers a straightforward tested program for maintaining control over adolescents without harsh discipline.

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Restate Authority and Reclaim Love, by Scott P. Sells (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2001). Comforting advice and solid steps to reclaim your control over a defiant kid.

The Explosive Child, by Ross W Greene (New York: HarperCollins, 1998). Sound parenting suggestions for dealing with easily frustrated, "chronically inflexible" kids.

Treating the Unmanageable Adolescent:A Guide to Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders, by Neil Bernstein (Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aron-son, 1996). Though aimed at clinicians, this guide offers invaluable suggestions for dealing with the out-of-control teen.

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