Parents, grandparents, teachers, therapists, pediatricians, family lawyers and other professionals working with children frequently seek expert support and guidance to facilitate a child’s development. This is particularly true when the family is experiencing a significant stressor or change, or when the child is experiencing developmental struggles. Aspiring Families and
Dr. Azmaira H. Maker are dedicated to educate, support, and empower families and professionals in facilitating parents to be the best parents they can be, and in helping children thrive.
Aspiring Families focuses on theory driven, clinically established, and research based resources. Books and articles presented here are authored by leading experts in their fields. We hope that you will utilize these resources as needed, and that you and your child will benefit in the short and long run.
Resource Links Helping Children with Divorce The Truth About Children and Divorce Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce Mindful Co-parenting: A Child-Friendly Path through Divorce Divorce Statistics The Divorce Surge Is Over, but the Myth Lives On Is Divorce Bad For Children? Common Divorce Schedules & Tips Creating a Child Custody Care Plan 6 Sample Joint Custody Schedules Emery’s Alternative Parenting Plans (Child Custody Schedules) 50/50 Custody and Visitation Schedule Examples Positive Psychology Pursuing the Good Life: 100 Reflections on Positive Psychology A Primer in Positive Psychology (Oxford Positive Psychology Series) Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, & Depression The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and Transitions Indigo Ocean Dreams: 4 Children’s Stories Designed to Decrease Stress, Anger and Anxiety while Increasing Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program Information and Resources on Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, and Sleep Difficulties Sleep, Health, and Wellness Health Guidelines from Newborns to Preteens Child Safety Resource Guide Sleep and Wellness Anxiety and Sleep Addiction and Sleep Mood and Sleep Spectrum Disorders and Sleep Trauma and Sleep Parenting & Child Development No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child Impulsivity, Attention, & Focus Managing Impulsive Behavior: Guidelines and Behavioral Charts Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment ADHD in Preschoolers: Overmedicated and Undertreated When Diagnosing ADHD Consider the Possibility of Giftedness in Some Children Learning Disabilities and Attention Understanding Learning and Attention Issues Executive Functioning Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series) Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary ‘Executive Skills’ Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits (Guilford Practical Intervention in Schools) The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain’s Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home Gifted Children Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential Before Referring a Gifted Child for an ADHD Assessment – Guidelines When Diagnosing ADHD in Children Consider the Possibility of Giftedness in Some Children Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses in Gifted Children Book: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults Substance Abuse and Addiction Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in San Diego, CA Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in California