Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
Random House Publishing Group, Dec 30, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, M.D., to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including
• UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Tune out the diagnosticians and simply nourish the spirit of your child for who he is.
• VIEWING THE MIRROR TRAITS Recognize the positive sides of the negative symptoms associated with ADD: stubbornness = persistence; impulsiveness = creativity; intrusiveness = eagerness.
• THE CYCLE OF EXCELLENCE Nurture an environment in which a child can safely take risks, reserve time to let a child dabble as a way to learn, encourage playful practice, support mastery of a skill, and then recognize a child’s accomplishments.
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Verdict: A new way to think of attention deficit disorder that highlights the positives and possibilities rather than ADD's negative connotations. Highly recommended for public libraries. Background ... Read full review
Every parent should read this book! I recommend it for all parents ADD kid or not!
It isn't a technical book about IED's, teacher conferences and Medications etc....
there are plenty of those out there, but this book, this teaches you how to be a great parent to the great child you know you have! (or ought to know and if you don't, this book will help you get there).
Basically, a huge lesson in these pages is that a child with a learning disability of any kind is going to get plenty of negative feed back in school and on the play ground, they don't need to know that they are behind in school work or can't catch a ball, or get detention from their parents too, they need to know that despite all that, they are super capable creative gifts to the world, because that is exactly what they are! READ THIS BOOK! and then read it again for good measure!