Being a supermom is overrated!
Being a mother is one of the best feelings in the world, but often is also a really hard challenge. When ADHD is part of the picture, there’s even more to think about, because the daily problems here are multiplied!
Moms with ADHD have it twice as hard in comparison to other parents - trying to juggle between your work, family, and personal life while battling this disorder is no easy task, especially if your child also has ADHD and needs special attentions as well.
Did you know that many women who have ADHD also have depression, anxiety, and a few other conditions along with it?
And if you think medication is your salvation, well you're wrong, because having to split your day between the office and work may not hold up enough for the “second shift” that most mothers face once they get home!
What you need is to learn new techniques to deal with ADHD in the best way possible and live a happy life with your children!
And to accomplish that, the audiobook Adult Women with Newly Diagnosed ADHD is just what you need!
Why should you get it?
You will learn 7 techniques for dealing with ADHD for adult women explained in a very simple way through short sections and very clear instructionsIt comes with the "high-performance kid" bonus audiobook, which contains a premium technique to help moms like you advance their kids in school allowing them to grow in the best way possibleYou will realize that in the world there are hundreds of thousands of mothers with ADHD, so immediately after listening to Adult Women with Newly Diagnosed ADHD you will surely feel able to cope with your condition, fighting for a quieter and less stressed life
What are you waiting for? This audiobook could completely change your life for the better! Don’t lose this opportunity!
No! No! No! Poorly written & poorly read
Diagnosed at 46, I wanted this book to help me better understand the role ADHD played in my life and how to move forward with strategies to counteract the deficits ADHD can bring. I also wanted to hear the ways in which ADHD can make us like superheroes. We all have a set of skills or ways in which ADHD enhances some abilities - like attention to detail - and I looked forward to content in that vein.
In the first few chapters I heard how hopeless my life would be if I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD some time in my 20s.
What I wanted was help. What I got was poorly written blog articles congregated into book form that were neither edited for continuity or for accuracy. In some chapters she calls medicine evil and ineffective and in some she deems it necessary. In many chapters she spends an inordinate amount of time on children and their diagnosis and treatment when the book title is about WOMEN!
The writer references other writings, books, and materials with little thought to actual annotation or reference. (I am sure her blog was full of hyperlinks to said references, but the book version left you guessing what “reference” she was referring to altogether. Furthermore, chapters feel more like a book report on one source she MIGHT mention within a chapter rather than a book that informs with fresh perspective, medically backed research, or even discussing the medical fundamentals of what ADHD is/does in the brain.
The grammar is atrocious. The sentence structure is repetitive. The style is sloppy at best. Did no one edit this? These editing failures makes the audio book an absolute laborious nightmare to endure. Forget the mispronounced words, the weird edits, and the horrible pace: the actual content is difficult to parse.
In one part of the book she attributes ADHD as separate from ADD and that is no longer accurate, as doctors now categorize ADHD as one diagnosis with a “type”. She eventually gets to that point somewhere in hour three of the audio book, but by that time she spent hours convincing you that ADD and ADHD were not the same.
I was convinced this book was a series of blog posts gathered into book form before I heard “read my posts on diagnosis in children” or some such stupidity. As an author, I know repurposed content is an effective strategy to build an audience and establish yourself as an expert, but this was poorly done.
As a woman diagnosed with ADHD I know not all ADHD presents in the same ways for everyone. My husband is a male with inattentiveness while I am a female with hyperactivity. This books was filled with stereotypes of girls and boys, outdated ideas on everything from “typical” girl behavior versus boy behavior, and references to research with such small sample sizes the results barely qualify as research. (A sample set of 26 people already diagnosed with ADHD cannot tell you things about people not diagnosed.) She also rejects homeschooling as a viable option for students with ADHD and wrongly and stereotypically asserts children cannot learn proper social skills from homeschooling. The hubris is astounding. Here is another tidbit - we women with ADHD like abusive men because they make us feel loved. She says this after asserting women with ADHD have higher Emotional Intelligence than their neuro-typical counterparts. Which is it, ma’am? We are either emotionally intelligent and empathetic or we are so out of touch with our own worth we prefer men who will beat us, berate us, and belittle us so we can feel love, right? Which one? This is the point of the book I turned off and came to write this review.
I sincerely wish I could get my money and time back. Why? Well, if your this far into this review hold onto your hat. Here are even more reasons this book is junk.
She says girls are more organized than boys with ADHD and we manage our time well. Never have I ever. My life is managed chaos. Organization and systems were things I developed to cope with what I thought was a lack of character before my diagnosis. My house was a pigsty for years, my car interior was like the aftermath of a tornado wrapped in a hurricane. Other people’s mess bothers me, but for the longest time my mess was perfectly okay, because I knew where everything was. She asserts at one point you can cope with or overcome the hurdles associated with ADHD by just “being disciplined”. Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought all your problems would just melt away, if only you were “more disciplined”.
Give me a flipping break.
She never talked about what ADHD is chemically in the brain - how dopamine and other hormones affect the brain and why chemical treatments like stimulants work on the ADHD brain differently than a neuro-typical brain. In the first two hours she doesn’t even discuss executive dysfunction as a symptom of ADHD. I’ve learned more on TikTok than I did in this book.
Somewhere during hour 2 she says, “the only thing this book doesn’t have is a list of jobs women with ADHD are good at.” Again, it is the hubris for me. There are a number of things this book doesn’t have - like accuracy, good writing, up-to-date content, or consistency.
As an author I think I would read a review like this and truly consider pulling the book from platforms until it can undergo revisions for accuracy and editing for both grammar and continuity. At. The. Minimum.
Sometimes, just retiring a book this bad would be a better option. Shame on you for pushing ads to promote this drivel, (I saw it on Facebook) marketing it to women and then under-delivering on every promise made in the first few minutes of reading.
People who buy these books are looking for HELP. They are working to improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones. The advice in this book is so bad that the contents could (and perhaps should) open you up for litigation.
DO NOT BOTHER WITH BUYING THIS BOOK!