Addressing Add Naturally: Improving Attention, Focus, and Self-Discipline with Healthy Habits in a Healthy Habitat

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 8, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 191 pages
This is a practical, easy-to-use resource for parents who want to help their children improve attention, focus, self-discipline, and patience. Written by the worlds leading authority on complementary medicine for children, it provides a solid scientific basis for using natural therapies to help your child succeed. The charts and worksheets offer you tools to realize your childs strengths, turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones to success. The first chapters introduce basic concepts about ADHD and ADD, identifying common family goals for improving their childs attention and self-discipline. It frames these goals as skills to be mastered, building on the childs existing strengths. The next chapters focus on the five fundamental strategies to achieve success (healthy habits in a healthy habitat). These strategies include exercise, sleep, nutrition, managing behavior, emotions, and stress, positive communication, and optimal environment. The next chapters provide practical tools for translating these fundamentals into habits and tracking success. Later chapters cover additional strategies such as pills (medications, vitamins, and herbs), working with schools, counseling, biofeedback, massage, and acupuncture. The last chapter is a handy summary. The book includes links to helpful resources and provides over 200 references to recent scientific studies to support its recommendations.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Resources
Acknowledgments

Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
References
INDEX
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Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH Education and Academic Leadership BA with honors (Human Behavior) University of Chicago MD, MPH. UNC, Chapel Hill. Pediatric residency, University of Wisconsin, Madison Robert Wood Johnson Pediatric Fellowship, Yale, New Haven Dr. Kemper served on the faculty at Yale, University of Washington, and Harvard Medical School before joining the faculty at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where she serves as founding chair of the Center for Integrative Medicine. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed research publications. Author of The Holistic Pediatrician, first and second edition Mental Health, Naturally Dr. Kemper is recognized internationally as the leading authority on complementary therapies for children and is frequently consulted by media, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, ABC News, and USA Today.

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