A very good book for Developmental Psychologists or anyone interested in research involving nontraditional families. Written by my supervisor at the University of Cambridge. Very well written and easy to read. Great for research and reference!
According to Dr. Albert Ellis and REBT, an idea is irrational if: It distorts reality. It is illogical. It prevents you from reaching your goals. It leads to unhealthy emotions. It leads to self-defeating behavior. During his first years of practicing REBT, Dr. Ellis saw that practically all of his clients held variations of a dozen or so irrational beliefs. Here is a list of the most common ones
Behavioral Observation Checklist - All behavior is a form of communication. Providers/parents may have to work hard to determine what the behavior is communicating. This checklist will help with observations and questions regarding children and challenging behaviors.