AD(H)D for families

Grandma's Pet Wildebeest Ate My Homework (and Other Suspect Stories), Tom QuinnGrandma's Pet Wildebeest Ate My Homework (and Other Suspect Stories)      by Tom Quinn "A practical guide for parenting and teaching kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Funny, straightforward, and crammed with creative techniques for behavioral management of ADHD kids at home and school. "




The Hyperactive Child, Adolescent, and Adult : Attention Deficit Disorder Through the Lifespan      by Paul H. Wender "As the mother of a "hyperactive" child and founder of the first parent support group for the parents of such children in Germany, I can fully endorse this book. To anyone who suspects that their child suffers from AD/HD, this book is an absolute must. It not only gives information on the symptoms of the syndrome, info on medical treatments, but also valuable tips on structuring"

Hyperactivity : What's the Alternative? : Help Your Child Overcome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,  Maggie JonesHyperactivity : What's the Alternative? : Help Your Child Overcome Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder      by Maggie Jones "Approximately one in eight children suffer from ADHD in the US and there are indications that these numbers are increasing rapidly. If the current trend continues, over 8 million children in the US alone will be taking drugs for ADHD by the turn of the century. As the numbers affected escalate, so do the fears concerning the prescribed drugs, particularly Ritalin and Dexedrine. For the parents of a child suffering from ADHD, these worries land on top of the exhaustion and confusion caused by the actual illness.
Maggie Jones presents an invaluable book for parents. Hyperactivity: What's the Alternative? provides an authoritative overview of the situation. It explains essential information on the conventional treatments offered and all the effective alternative treatments available. It gives parents practical steps they can take to understand, support and care for themselves and their child, enabling them to move forward in a positive way."


Teenagers With ADD: A Parents' Guide (The Special-Needs Collection)      by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, Chris A. Zeigler Dendy "Parenting our teenage sons with ADD was probably the most humbling, yet rewarding, experience of my life! In spite of my so-called credentials as a teacher, school psychologist, mental health counselor, and lobbyist I found parenting our sons extremely challenging at times. When I wrote Teenagers with ADD, there were no books on the topic. I spent seven years researching common behaviors that teens with ADD exhibit and identifying which intervention strategies were most effective: (non-compliance, being late, school failure, sleep problems, suicide risk, speeding tickets, and occasionally brushes with the law). The good news is that our sons are young adults now. One is a college graduate, married, and gainfully employed; the other is presently attending college and is extremely skilled with computers. ADD runs in both our families, so we have had the advantage of seeing several family members cope successfully with ADD. Hopefully, other parents and professionals will learn from both our mistakes and our successes. My husband and I bring you a message of hope and optimism plus send our best wishes to each family and treatment professional who struggles with this condition!!"

Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach, Howard Glasser, Jennifer EasleyTransforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach      by Howard Glasser, Jennifer Easley "These techniques are great. They are so different than all I thought I knew from a great deal of previous reading. I am so pleased with results that I have seen over the last month with both my ADHD sons. Single parenting hasn't been easy but I feel like I see the light at the end of the tunnel now. I had been overwhelmed for several years and now I feel a tremendous sense of relief. My kids are doing great."