Williams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression through this learning curve during this harrowing ride. Right before your eyes, this initially grief-stricken momma transforms from obsessed-with-ADHD control-freak and helicopter mom to optimistic and (mostly) confident parent of a child who happens to have ADHD. Boy Without Instructions validates your grief and guilt, yet reveals that it's truly possible to craft a (mostly) joy-filled life for your child with ADHD, yourself, and your family.
Paul G. Swingle, PhD, RPsych, provides millions of parents who are desperate for scientifically sound information about how to help their children with conditions that are negatively impacting their learning, development, and happiness with a resource that is precise, definitive, and easy to read. Illustrated with examples from across his 30 years of practice, Swingle's book informs readers about the many factors that can affect children's attention and can often be treated with drugless approaches and therapy for success. Parents will understand how intolerance of what constitutes normal children's behavior and the failure to recognize the emotional challenges that many children have in our culture today constitute causative factors in the misdiagnosis of attention deficit disorders.
Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication, and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent, and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills.
Combining expert information with practical, sensitive advice, the eight “key” concepts here will help parents reduce chaos, improve cooperation, and nurture the advantages—like creativity and drive—that often accompany all of that energy.
Based on author Cindy Goldrich’s seven-session workshop entitled Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD©, this book focuses on developing and strengthening effective interpersonal skills in both parents and children as a way to improve conflict resolution.
Following the parenting principle to “Parent the child you have,” Goldrich offers advice to help readers tailor their parenting to meet the needs of their unique child. The book also leads parents to recognize the value of being a leader and a guide to children, building parents’ confidence in their decision-making, and giving children a sense of safety, security, and confidence.
The principles outlined in 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD are appropriate for parenting kids of all ages—until they have “launched” and are on their own.
According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated five to ten percent of children suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This book provides answers for parents of children who may have either condition, as well as for adult sufferers. Written in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, it helps people recognize and understand ADD and ADHD symptoms and offers an authoritative, balanced overview of both drug and non-drug therapies.
In The ADD Myth, ADHD coach Martha Burge proposes that what is commonly understood as ADHD is actually five intense personality traits: sensual, psychomotor, intellectual, creative, and emotional. Once properly understood, People with these intense personality traits can develop them into gifts.
The ADD Myth shows:The five intense personality traits: sensual, psychomotor, intellectual, creative, and emotionalWhy all personalities exist along a "neurodiversity" spectrumWhere intense people fit on the spectrumWhy the medical profession should seek alternative explanations for ADHDStories, practical steps, and daily practices for developing one's intense nature with the least amount of suffering.
Burge includes her own story of having both of her children diagnosed with ADHD, the serious reactions they had to drug treatment, and how she began her search for an alternative approach to help them. The ADD Myth will raise awareness of the underlying condition of intensity, and help people who previously thought of themselves as broken develop more fulfilling lives.
Advice to help your child build self-esteem along with healthy relationships with peers and with you
We'll talk about the causes and risk factors, the signs to watch out for and how doctors make a diagnosis. You'll find out about different kinds of therapy and what you can do to give your child the stability and confidence they deserve.
If your child has ADHD, or you're worried they may have it, you'll have plenty of questions. Will they grow out of it? What is the best treatment? And most of all, what can I do as a parent to help my child?
This Book Will Answer All Your Questions And Give You Real World Solutions...
You'll learn the benefits and dangers of ADHD medications and how to work with doctors, therapists and teachers. But this book goes further than that. Packed with useful hints and practical advice, it shows you how a few simple changes at home can truly make a big difference.
Here's a preview of what's inside...
==> How to find the best therapy for your child
==> The importance of keeping an ADHD journal
==> Simple hints and tips for avoiding meltdowns
==> Reducing your stress levels -- is it possible?
==> How regular exercise can help your child's behavior
==> Why a simple shift in attitude may work wonders
==> How to find and develop your support system
==> Plus, so much more...
This book is for all parents who want to help their children overcome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. You'll learn more about the child behind the condition, how to focus on the positive and why even a simple balloon can be invaluable in a crisis. As parents we want the best for our kids, but ADHD/ADD can make this seem impossible. In this book you'll learn how it can be done!
What is your child’s ADHD style?• The Wood Child is an adventurous explorer who is always on the move but gets frustrated easily
The ADHD Handbook draws on the most up-to-date research from
around the world to present a comprehensive look at ADHD, covering:
· how it is diagnosed
· common myths surrounding what causes it
· the brain anatomy implicated in the disorder
· the conditions that can commonly occur in conjunction
· the pros and cons of various types of
· the most effective alternative therapies and
· the best parenting techniques.
there are chapters looking at the experience of ADHD from the sufferer’s point
of view, as well as the facts and myths surrounding ADHD in adults.
The ADD/ADHD Checklist helps parents and teachers to better understand children and teenagers with attention problems and provide the kind of support and intervention that is crucial to kids' success. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read checklist format, the book is packed with practical advice and information on a wide range of topics, including what we do and don't know about ADHD, probable causes, critical elements for school success, the most commonly prescribed medications, what children with ADHD need at home, effective behavioral strategies, how to help kids stay organized, and advocating for an ADHD child.
This is the revolutionary discovery Marcia Zimmerman made during her ten years of research as a nutritional biochemist. That conclusion led her to develop a diet that addresses the specific needs of the 17 million adults and children suffering from ADD. Her easy-to-follow thirty-day plan has been proven just as effective as Ritalin in relieving the symptoms of ADD.
- How women should boost their nutrition before conception to prevent ADD in their children.
- Why boys are much likelier to be tagged as ADD than girls
- How to get a reliable ADD diagnosis
- The effects of brain allergies on attention span
- Foods to avoid that may exacerbate ADD
- The dangers of artificial food ingredients
- and much more
This important book will help us curb the epidemic growth of ADD in this country and change the way we treat those who have it now by addressing its source instead of merely treating its symptoms.
"This book is must reading for every parent, physician, teacher and school nurse who deals with ADD and AD/HD children. ADD is not caused by a deficiency of Ritalin. Marcia Zimmerman's The A.D.D. Nutrition Solutionis right on target!" -- Bernard Rimland, Ph.D., director of the Autism Research Institute, San Diego
How can I help my child do his homework?
How can I get him to brush his teeth without arguing with me every night?
What can I do when he lies about the same thing over and over?
Why doesn't punishment seem to make any difference?
When you're struggling to help your child with homework, chores, or behavior, what you need are quick, easy, and effective tips you can use right away. Even getting through seemingly easy tasks can be a relentless challenge that never seems to get easier. As a child psychologist specializing in ADHD for more than twenty years, Dr. Ashley knows exactly what parents face every day. 1000 Best Tips for ADHD gives parents quick tips and easy-to-implement solutions that make even the toughest days go smoother.
FIND TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS ON:
• Improving behavior
• Increasing school success
• Helping out at home
• Interacting with others
• And more!
• The role of nutrition in treating the disorder
• The positive effects of counseling and goal setting
• Advances in the field of biofeedback
• The importance of sleep, and much more
An inspiring and essential guide, The ADD Answer will help every family facing the
challenges of ADD create a more loving, healthy environment necessary for their child to
After an introductory case study of an individual with ADHD and this individual's problems and successes with ADHD medicines, this new book in the Story of a Drug series provides an overview of ADHD and its various symptoms, as well as the causes, prevalence, and diagnosis of ADHD. Various treatment approaches—including information about the many medications used—are discussed in detail, as well as other substances and alternative ways used to treat individuals with ADHD. Readers will also gain an understanding of neurotransmission and the specific mechanism of action of ADHD medications; the effects and applications of these drugs, plus their associated risks, misuse, and abuse; as well as related policy issues, with special focus on the controversial issues regarding ADHD drug scheduling (categorization).
Though it's traditionally thought of as a childhood disorder, a growing body of research is bringing awareness to the fact that ADHD often continues into adulthood, though its symptoms often take on a different form and make the disorder more difficult to diagnose.
?Covers what ADHD looks like in adults, how symptoms can vary greatly from one person to the next, and how it often gets misdiagnosed
?Includes information on related conditions that often coexist with adult ADHD, including depression and anxiety
?Discusses various treatment options-pharmaceutical, behavioral, lifestyle, and alternative approaches
Alarmed by this trend, family therapist Marilyn Wedge set out to understand how ADHD became an American epidemic. If ADHD were a true biological disorder of the brain, why was the rate of diagnosis so much higher in America than it was abroad? Was a child's inattention or hyperactivity indicative of a genetic defect, or was it merely the expression of normal behavior or a reaction to stress? Most important, were there alternative treatments that could help children thrive without resorting to powerful prescription drugs? In an effort to answer these questions, Wedge published an article in Psychology Today entitled "Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD" in which she argued that different approaches to therapy, parenting, diet, and education may explain why rates of ADHD are so much lower in other countries.
In A Disease Called Childhood, Wedge examines how myriad factors have come together, resulting in a generation addictied to stimulant drugs, and a medical system that encourages diagnosis instead of seeking other solutions. Writing with empathy and dogged determination to help parents and children struggling with an ADHD diagnosis, Wedge draws on her decades of experience, as well as up-to-date research, to offer a new perspective on ADHD. Instead of focusing only on treating symptoms, she looks at the various potential causes of hyperactivity and inattention in children and examines behavioral and environmental, as opposed to strictly biological, treatments that have been proven to help. In the process, Wedge offers parents, teachers, doctors, and therapists a new paradigm for child mental health--and a better, happier, and less medicated future for American children
This book empowers people with ADHD, or some of its characteristics, to adapt and thrive. By working through the program in this book, you will develop personalized strategies to take control of your life.
Forgetful. Achieving below potential. Stuck in a rut. Time challenged.
Motivationally challenged. Impulsive. Novelty seeking. Distractible. Scattered.
If any or all of these symptoms are making it difficult for you—or someone you know—to live life to the fullest, then the clinically proven, cutting-edge program in this book will help you understand your struggles and challenges. Whether you have been diagnosed with ADHD, think you may have it, or just exhibit many of these traits, FAST MINDS will help you:Figure out what isn’t working in your life, and the keys to fixing it. Build personalized strategies for managing your time, tasks, and relationships. Learn organizational habits that work for you. Stop communicating poorly, making impulsive choices and taking pointless risks. Eliminate negative thinking patterns that waste your mental energy. Create environments that support your challenges. Make the most of both medical and nonmedical resources (medication, coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, support groups, lifestyle change).
With inspiring stories of real people who have adapted and thrived using the methods in this book, FAST MINDS will help you create the kind of life you want to live.
If you have ADHD, you may find it hard to stay focused on one thing and have trouble with time management and organization. You may also act on impulse—often with negative results. Whether you’re in treatment, on medication, or are looking for alternative ways to get your symptoms under control, this book will provide you with sound, complementary strategies to increase your focus, get organized, and stay motivated.
In the book, you’ll find a ton of information on how to manage your ADHD, such as body awareness techniques to prevent sensory overstimulation common in ADHD; working memory training; massage, acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic treatment; how food additives can affect ADHD symptoms, particularly certain pesticides; how to incorporate organic food into the diet while on a budget; and much, much more.
If you are looking for proven-effective alternative treatments to get your ADHD under control and take back your life, this book will be your go-to guide.
If you are a parent of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably face many unique daily challenges. Kids with ADHD are often inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive, since ADHD affects all of self-management and self-regulation. As a result, you might become chronically frustrated or stressed out, which makes caring for ADHD that much harder. In this book, a developmental pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both you and your child with ADHD stay cool and collected while remaining flexible, resilient, and mindful.
Bertin addresses the various symptoms of ADHD using non-technical language and a user-friendly format. In addition, he offers guidelines to help you assess your child's strengths and weaknesses, create plans for building skills and managing specific challenges, lower stress levels for both yourself and your child, communicate effectively, and cultivate balance and harmony at home and at school.
If you are a parent, caregiver, or mental health professional, this book provides a valuable guide.
In this groundbreaking guide, respected nutrition expert Karen Ryan
shatters the stigma of ADHD and offers an eye-opening new look at this
long-misunderstood condition. Dispelling the myths that have come to
define ADHD as an irreversible disorder, Karen shares the many facets
that make up this gift while offering an abundance of drug-free
strategies through which a child’s true creativity and character can
ADHD Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Drug-Free Strategies
for Managing the Gift That Is ADHD is a no-nonsense book designed to
help those who live with children and teens with ADHD. There is no
confusing scientific jargon here—just easy, everyday strategies to help
kids get back on track. Inside, you’ll learn all about the following,
and so much more:
- the real short-term and long-term consequences of treating ADHD with conventional drugs
- a safe, alternative multi-pronged treatment approach that addresses ADHD from angles drug therapy simply cannot
- hidden environmental triggers that can exacerbate ADHD
- techniques to restore a child’s productivity at school and beyond to help pave the way to a promising future
are many different sides to ADHD and therefore no one-size-fits-all
solution. Unlock the door to managing ADHD with better nutrition,
improved behavioral support, and targeted education. And take back the
reins without relying on dangerous medications and subjecting your child
to their adverse effects. Thriving with ADHD is possible—and the
secrets to making it happen are all right here in this comprehensive
If you're hopelessly disorganized, find it hard to focus, struggle to get anything done and you're impulsive, edgy and forgetful you may have Adult ADHD.
Maybe you were already diagnosed as a child. Or maybe you've just started looking for an explanation for your poor concentration, lack of focus and impulsive behavior. Either way, this book will help you overcome this condition.
Packed full of information and coping strategies, we'll walk through the signs and symptoms of Adult ADHD, how the doctors make a diagnosis, and how therapy can help. We'll look at medications and the possible side effects. We'll even go over why telling your boss about your condition isn't always a great idea. But we'll go even further than that.
You'll Discover Practical Suggestions And Useful Tips To Improve Your Entire Life.
We'll cover the key areas of stress, relationships, finances and the workplace. And show you how a few basic changes at home can start to make a huge difference to your life, your relationships and your career.
Here's a preview of what's inside...
==> Learn to organize and structure your daily life with a basic wall chart
==> Understand why your spouse or partner is stressed out, and what you can do about it
==> Discover simple strategies that can help you become more productive at work
==> Find out how to avoid impulse decisions and buys
==> How a flying alarm clock can help you leave on time every morning
==> Why daily exercise can hold the key to beating Adult ADHD
==> How you can learn to relax and unwind when you're on the go all the time
==> Plus, so much more!
This book is packed full of all the information and support you need in order to understand and cope with Adult ADHD. This book offers you a chance to overcome your Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms and get control of your life at last!
In The Hyperactivity Hoax, neuropsychiatrist Dr. Sydney Walker cogently explores the medical minefield of hyperactivity and helps parents arrive at safe, effective answers for their children, without unnecessarily drugging them with potentially dangerous mind-altering medicine. Included in his in-depth guide is:
* How to determine if your child needs medical help
* How to find a good doctor, a real diagnosis, and effective treatment
* How to assert yourself when talking to doctors and school officials
* How to evaluate both traditional and alternative approaches to treating hyperactivity and ADD
* And much more invaluable information in caring for your child's health.
A myth-shattering book no parent can afford to miss!
"This book is a disturbing but compelling must-read for any parent whose child shows signs of a hyperactivity disorder or is using Ritalin now."--Publishers Weekly