I have started reading a new book that I am planning to write a complete review on. It is: “No Such Thing As a Bad Kid!” by Charles D. Appelstein. He also wrote “The Gus Chronicles” which I thought to be a little cheezie, so I was worried I wouldn’t like this book.
However, after reading the first three chapters, I honestly think he nailed it. So far it has been very informative and the information has been very practical. I honestly think it will become my number two recommended book for houseparents and residential staff. Right after: Respecting Residential Work with Children by James R. Harris Jr.
If you haven’t read the book, I think it is worth the investment to read. It will give you techniques that will help you work with troubled youth.