This book is for every parent wanting to help their ADHD kid. Written by an ADHD specialist teacher with 20 years experience, the book offers a weekly dose of information, tips, and tools for a year. There’s 52 easy to understand, simple to implement insights, strategies and suggestions.
Using a blend of humour and seriousness to tackle this sometimes overwhelming topic, the author divides the book into six sections. Section one, ADHD 101, is a primer on ADHD and covers what ADHD is and how it relates to learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Section two provides unsolicited parenting advice that works. Section three has a wealth of information, advice, and downloadable content for helping ADHD kids make it through school. You’ll find things like tips on advocating, understanding psychoeducational assessments, IEPs, homework, and an in-depth look at how technology can help. Section four outlines how ADHD affects relationships, and what parents can - and can’t - do to help their kids develop friendships. Section five delves into conventional and unconventional treatment options, including a thorough look at medication pros and cons. The final section offers a variety of simple things to help kids with ADHD just make it through the day - and night without letting their ADHD get the best of them.
Step-by-step illustrated instructions for using technology, downloadable content and links to a wide variety of useful resources makes for a rich and interactive reading experience!