The definitive guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - fully revised and updated for a new generation of parents.
The bestselling author of Toddler Taming and Beyond Toddlerdom, Dr Christopher Green, with Dr Kit Chee, demystifies ADHD, the elusive and distressing condition that affects learning and behaviour. Understanding ADHD gives a clear overview of ADHD - the causes, the behaviours and the treatments - and dispels the myths. It is full of well-tried, practical and proven strategies to help with common ADHD problems such as inattention, impulsiveness and underachievement. Drawing on the latest research, the new edition includes:
How to identify ADHD in your child
ADHD in the under-fives
How to encourage better behaviours at school and home
Medication and alternative therapies: the pros and cons
How to deal with the stress ADHD causes for parents and siblings
How to help with reading, writing and language
Advice for adults with ADHD
Answers to common questions
Fully updated list of resources
Understanding ADHD shows parents how to work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering adulthood with self-confidence, life skills and strong family relationships.