The Gift Of ADHD: How To Transform Your Child's Problems Into Strengths

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New Harbinger, Mar 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 204 pages
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Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is thought to affect between 3 and 6 percent of school-aged children. The symptoms of the disorder - difficulty paying attention, impulsivity, and agitation - lead others to brand them as difficult, unfocused, and unruly. But the clinical studies and experiences of the author of The Gift of ADHD suggest that many of the traits that label kids with ADHD may be an expression of deeper gifts: powerful imagination, searching insight, and unusual intuition. The goal of this book is to help readers recast the paradigm they use to think about the condition, encouraging them to help ADHD kids develop their unique gifts.

The book begins with an overview of current ADHD diagnosis including definitions and a sample of a case study. Each subsequent chapter reframes certain ADHD symptoms in a positive way and reinforces this transformation with awareness exercises designed to increase the appreciation of the child's traits. These techniques include action strategies for channeling ADHD traits into productive outlets. And the book doesn't limit itself to a discussion of kids with ADHD: It includes exercises to help parents cope with any feelings of failure they may be experiencing and to reverse any negative patterns associated with ADHD that might be at work in their families. The book offers advice on how to navigate education and mental health systems to the best advantage of ADHD kids and how to understand and make the best use of conventional ADHD therapies, including prescription drugs.

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Review: The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths

User Review  - Joules - Goodreads

I didn't finish this book. There was something artificial and mildly condescending to the tone. I also felt the suggested interventions were too complicated for someone with ADHD and for a child as young as my son. Read full review

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User Review  - Homerun2 - Goodreads

I have two grandsons with this diagnosis and my daughter in law mentioned this book had helped her. I agree that it changed how I looked at the boys' special challenges and circumstances and made me more aware of how my boys interact with the world. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Walnut Creek, CA. She is author of The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, Listening to Depression, and more than twenty-five scholarly articles. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly, and many newspapers across the country. She has appeared on national radio and television programs. Honos-Webb specializes in the treatment of ADHD, depression, and the psychology of pregnancy and motherhood and speaks regularly on these topics.

She completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and has been an assistant professor teaching graduate students. For more information about Honos-Webb and her work, please visit www.visionarysoul.com.

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