This is a list of some of Dr. Bahador's favorite books that are in her office waiting room that she often recommends them 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