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

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New Harbinger Publications, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 204 pages
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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  - Hannah - Goodreads

Great read for anyone with a child that has ADHD or wants to understand it. Read full review

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

User Review  - Wonderishmama - 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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Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of ADHD and is the author of more than 20 publications in professional psychology journals and books. She is an assistant professor in the counselling psychology program at Santa Clara University, California.

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