Recommended Reading



General Books

  • Edelman, S. (2006)Change Your Thinking. Sydney: ABC Books.
  • Harris, R. (2007). The Happiness Trap. Wollombi: Exisle Press.
  • Hayes, S & Smith, S. (2005). Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life. New York: Guilford.


General Parenting

  • Siegal, D.J., (2013) Brainstorm – the power and purpose of the teenage brain: Penguin Random House.
  • Morin, A., (2017) 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do: Harper Thorsons
  • Siegal, D.J., Payne Bryson, T., (2011) The Whole Brain Child: Scribe Publications
  • King, M., (2017) Being 14: Hachette Australia



  • Ricci, I., (2012) The CoParenting Toolkit
  • Craig, B.S., (2014) Between Two Homes – A CoParenting Handbook: BTH Publishing



  • Jensen, D. & Newman, M. (1989) Really Relating: How to Build an Enduring Relationship. Sydney: Random House.
  • Montgomery, B. & Evans, L. (1995) Living and Loving Together. Melbourne: Penguin.
  • Niven, D. (2006) 100 Simple Secrets of Great Relationships: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It. New York: HarperCollins.


Family and Parenting

  • Kabat-Zinn, M & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1998). Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. New York: Hyperion.
  • Niven, D. (2004). 100 Simple Secrets of Happy Families: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It. New York: HarperCollins.
  • Sanders,M. (2004). E very Parent: A positive approach to children’s behaviour. Camberwell: Penguin Australia.
  • Sanders,M. (2005). Every Parent’s Survival Guide DVD. University of Queensland Families International.
  • Sanders, M., Turner, K.M.T & Markie-Dadds, C. (2006). The preschooler book: Triple P positive parenting solutions for 3-5 year olds. Milton: University of Queensland.
  • Rapee, R.M., Spence, S. & Wignall, A. (2000). Helping your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for parents. Oakland: New Harbinger.
  • Seligman, M. (1995). The optimistic child. New York: Houghton Mifflin.


Anxiety and Stress

  • Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full-Catastrophe Living. New York: Delta.
  • Lejeune, C. The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry and Anxiety using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oakland: New Harbinger.



  • Gilbert, Paul (2000). Overcoming Depression. London: Robinson.
  • Seligman, M. (1991). Learned Optimism. Sydney: Random House.
  • Williams, J.M.G., Teasdale, J.D., Segal, Z.V. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness. New York: Guilford Press.



  • Eifert, G, McKay, M & Forsyth, J. (2006). Act On Life Not On Anger.Oakland: New Harbinger.


Books for Children:

  • Skutch, R., (1997) Who’s in a Family?: Ten Speed Press
  • Nowell, B., & Alexander, M., (2016) Who’s got a normal family: Little Steps Publishing, Australia
  • Harris, R.H.,& Westcott, N.B., (2012) Who’s in my family?: Walker Books, U.K.
  • Downey, R., & Gasquet, J., (2001) Love Is A Family: Scholastic Inc


Parental Separation and Divorce – Younger

  • Cole, B., & Cape, J., (1997) Two of Everything: Magination U.K.
  • Espie, L., & Greig, G., It’s Just Different Now: Spectrum Publications
  • Thomas, P., (1999) My Family’s Changing -a first look ay family break-up:Demco Media
  • Masurel, C., & Macdonald Denton, K., (2011) Two Homes: Penguin Random House
  • Gray, K., & Wildish, L., (2010) Mum and Dad Glue: Hachette


Parental Separation and Divorce – Older

  • McAuley, R., (2013) The Big Split: Hardy Grant Publishing
  • Stern, S.E., (2008) Divorce is not the end of the World – Zoe & Evan’s Coping Guide for Kids
  • Wilson, J., & Sharatt, N., (2006) The Suitcase Kid: Yearling Books/Doubleday, London
  • Blume, J., (2016) It’s not the End of the World: London, (Piccolo) Pan Books, 1972