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 or as something that can be learned? A growth mindset is an approach toward mistakes and failures that deliberately seeks out the opportunity for growth.
Smith, Sheryl & Gabana, N. (2019) Mindset, in J. Taylor (Ed.), Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology. London, UK: Routledge
Sport psychologists help athletes to develop a growth mindset by cultivating a supportive motivational climate, giving praise for effort and persistence, emphasizing process over outcome, avoiding comparison with others, and encouraging athletes to push beyond their comfort zone.
Smith, Sheryl & Freeman, H. (2019) Mindfulness, in J. Taylor (Ed.), Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology. London, UK: Routledge
Most definitions of mindfulness incorporate the elements of heightened awareness of the present moment and uncoupling of sensory experience from the evaluation of it. Mindfulness training has proven to be effective in helping athletes with heightened awareness of the present moment, the ability to direct and sustain attention, the ability to accept experiences without judgment, and the opportunity to develop a compassionate relationship to the self.
Smith, Sheryl, Hunfalvay, M., Herzog, T, & Beauchamp, P. (2018) Applied Psychophysiology: Using Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Visual Feedback, in J.Taylor (Ed.), Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology. (pp. 127-144) Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics
Biofeedback in real time enables athletes to achieve greater awareness of, and influence over their psychophysiology. Psychophysiological monitoring before, during and after athletic performances reveals optimal states for anticipation, initiation and recovery.
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