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Resources for Parents

SHINE is a research lab and does not offer treatment for families. If you are concerned about your child’s well-being, the best place to start is to talk to your local GP.


Below is a list of books written for parents describing evidence-based strategies for helping your child overcome anxiety or to behave in a more prosocial and compliant manner. SHINE does not profit from sales of these books.

Child Anxiety



Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive-Behavioural Techniques by Cathy Creswell & Lucy Willets.​


Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald M. Rapee.

Overcoming Your Child’s Shyness and Social Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide using Cognitive-Behavioural Techniques by Lucy Willets & Cathy Creswell.

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step-by-step Guide for Parents by Lisa Engler & Andrew R. Eisen.

Managing Anxiety in People with Autism: A Treatment Guide for Parents, Teachers and Mental Health Professionals by Anne M. Chalfant.

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Child Behaviour Problems


Every Parent: A Positive Approach to Children's Behaviour by Matthew Sanders.


The Incredible Years by Carolyn Webster-Stratton.

Try and Make Me! Simple Strategies that Turn off the Tantrums and Turn on the Cooperation by Ray Levy & Bill O'Hanlon.


Helping the Noncompliant Child by Robert McMahon & Rex L. Forehand.


Parenting the Strong-Willed Child by Rex L. Forehand & Nicholas Long.


Parenting the Defiant Child by Alan E. Kazdin.




Bully Busting: How to Help Children Deal with Teasing and Bullying by Evelyn Field.



Your Child's Unique Temperament: Insights and Strategies for Responsive Parenting by Sandy G. McClowry.


For Parents/Adults: Managing Stress/Anxiety

10 Steps to Mastering Stress: A Lifestyle Approach, Updated Edition by David H. Barlow, Ronald M. Rapee & Sarah Perini.

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