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

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Ballantine Books, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 212 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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This book has revolutionized my thinking about ADHD/ADD! It is a must have for any parent or teacher of a child with this wonderful gift...and if you read it you will realize why ADHD/ADD can be a gift with the right perspective and approach.


Making a Diagnosis and Composing alreatment Plan
The Kolbe Model in Action
What Should You Tell the School?
Schools That Get tRight
A Collaboration ConvenedPlease Join
Appendix B School System Information and Resources

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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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