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This is a list of some of Dr. Bahador's favorite books that are in her office waiting room that she often recommends to clients. We hope some of them will be helpful and/or interesting to you!


  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment by Russell Barkley, Kevin R Murphy

  • Taking Charge of ADHD, Fourth Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell Barkley

  • Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults by Thomas E. Brown

  • The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps by Melissa Orlov

  • Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward Halloway and John Ratey

  • Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD by Thomas Brown

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (in Adults and Children): The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies, 3rd Edition by Keith Conners and Juliet Jett

  • Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy


Learning Disabilities

  • Overcoming Dyslexia (2020 Edition): Second Edition, Completely Revised and Updated by Sally Shaywitz

  • Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Strategies to Succeed in School and Life with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, and Processing Disorders by Daniel Franklin, Ph.D.


Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s

  • Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook of the Transition to Adulthood for Students with Asperger's Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder by Jed Baker


  • Your Defiant Child, Second Edition: 8 Steps to Better Behavior by Russell Barkley & M. Benton 

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faiber and Elaine Mazlish

  • How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faiber and Elaine Mazlish

  • 1-2-3 Magic: The New 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective and Happy Parenting by Thomas W. Phelan

  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Revised 3rd Edition: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting by Jane Nelsen and Lynn Lott

  • Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall?: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated by Anthony E. Wolf

  • Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood by Lisa Damour


Gifted Children and Emotional Intelligence

  • A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James T. Webb

  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman


  • Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide From the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver

  • For Better: How the Surprising Science of Happy Couples Can Help Your Marriage Succeed by Tara Parker-Pope

  • The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More by Bruce Feiler    


Co-Parenting for Divorced Parents

  • The Good Divorce by Constance R. Ahorns

  • Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll

  • Why Did You Have to Get a Divorce? And When Can I Get a Hamster? by Anthony E. Wolf

Self-Help/Inspirational Books

  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcom Gladwell

  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. How we can learn to fulfill our potential by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

  • Buddah’s Brain: The practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

  • Overcoming Life’s Disappointments by Harold Kushner

  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  • The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life by Lynne Twist and Teresa Barker

  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz

  • The Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller

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