The following websites may be helpful in finding information related to psychotherapy, psychological symptoms, and other topics in psychology.
References for Frustrated Parents
Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser, MA and Jennifer Easley, MA. Vaughan Printing. Nashville TN. 1999
Dogma aside, this book gives many good examples of the use of both structure and positive comments with difficult children whose low self-esteem prevents them from accepting compliments.
The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine, MD. Simon & Schuster. New York New York. 2003
Skip the parts that are too technical and one will still get a good understanding of the struggles of children (and others) who appear to be lazy, apathetic and unmotivated. It gives parents an opportunity to view positively children who appear to produce little positive effort.
References for Frustrated Athletes
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, PhD. Ballantine Books. New York. 2006
The Fixed mindset or the Growth mindset: Do you view ability as something that you are born with that needs to demonstrated or as something that can be learned? If you can adopt the Growth mindset your performance will improve.
In Pursuit of Excellence – 4th Ed. by Terry Orlick, PhD. Human Kinetics. 2008
The Power of Full Engagement by Loehr & Schwartz. The Free Press. 2005
References for Frustrated Coaches
The Center For Ethical Coaching at http://ethicalyouthcoaching.com/
The Positive Coaching Alliance at http://positivecoach.org/
From Passive to Passionate: Developing the Salivating Athlete by Jeff Huber at