A 2018 Best Book Awards winner in Parenting & Family
A 2018 Mom's Choice Book Award winner
A veteran psychologist presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life
You’ve read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you’re still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles.
What if you could work with your child, motivating and engaging them in the process, to create positive change once and for all? In this insightful and practical book, veteran psychologist Sharon Saline shares the words and inner struggles of children and teens living with ADHD—and a blueprint for achieving lasting success by working together. Based on more than 25 years of experience counseling young people and their families, Dr. Saline’s advice and real-world examples reveal how parents can shift the dynamic and truly help kids succeed. Topics include:
* Setting mutual goals that foster cooperation
* Easing academic struggles
* Tackling everyday challenges, from tantrums and backtalk to staying organized, building friendships, and more.
With useful exercises and easy-to-remember techniques, you’ll discover a variety of practical strategies that really work, creating positive change that will last a lifetime.
Saline, a psychologist with more than 25 years' experience working with school-age children and teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, offers parents concrete tools for creating a compassionate and supportive parent-child relationship so that kids with ADHD can learn to function in the world. On the premise that most parents don't understand what having ADHD is like, Saline gives kids a voice in the book, sharing vignettes and interview excerpts to showcase experiences from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. In part one, she lists the "Five C's of ADHD Parenting" self-control, compassion, collaboration, consistency, and celebration and, in a particularly helpful chapter, shares facts about the ADHD brain and feedback from kids about medications and therapy. Parts two and three address challenges at school and home, with solutions and advice on using the five-C method. The book would have benefited from greater attention to what it means for a parent to have ADHD particularly because some evidence now suggests a genetic component. However, its recommendations for an attentive and involved, but not overbearing, parenting style will be well-taken. Saline's prescription is simple, easily adopted, and highly convincing.