Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 30, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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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

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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!
 

Contents

Making a Diagnosis and Composing a Treatment Plan
147
A Collaboration C0nvenedPlease Join
165
Using Behavioral Strategies
175
Resources
185
Index
203
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Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for twenty years and is now the director of the Hallowell Centers in Seattle, San Francisco, New York City, and the Boston area. He is the co-author of Driven to Distraction, Delivered from Distraction, and Answers to Distraction, as well as the author of CrazyBusy, The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness, and Worry, among other titles. He also hosts a weekly podcast called Distraction that offers practical solutions on how to focus and regain control in today’s digital world.

Peter S. Jensen, M.D., is a world-renowned child psychiatrist, the author of more than 200 scientific articles, and the CEO of the REACH (REsource for Advancing Children’ s Health) Institute. Dr. Jensen was the founding director of the Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health at Columbia University and the associate director of Child and Adolescent Research at NIMH, where he served from 1989 to 2000. In 1999 he received the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from NAMI (the National Alliance for the Mental Ill) and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. He lives in New York.


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