Book Review: Getting Schooled: 102 Practical Tips for Parents, Teachers, Counselors and Students about Living and Learning with ADHD

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So often books about ADHD are just full of fluffy, pie in the sky suggestions that remind me of an episode of The Brady Bunch - all conflicts can be easily solved in 30 minutes. Parents and educators aren't given any practical solutions. The book Getting Schooled: 102 Practical Tips for Parents, Teachers, Counselors and Students about Living and Learning with ADHD, isn't like that. Written by Margrit Crane, it's a down to earth, you can do this today sort of guide that is easy to read and absolutely do-able. Quotes from the book:     • Parent's section: … [Read more...]

Book Review from a Parent: Survival Guide for ADHD Kids

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Today's post is brought to you courtesy of - you! One of our wonderful readers recommended this book on our Facebook page, and graciously agreed to write a review. What ADHD book - or any ADHD product - do you recommend? Please let us know in the comments below! For a couple of years now I had been asking myself.."How will I know it's the right time to talk to my child about her "special" qualities?" I Googled it, asked other people, I read articles and blogs. They all had pretty much the same thing to say...."You'll know when the time is right". But, being new to this whole ADHD thing, I … [Read more...]

Book Review…The Gift in You by Dr. Caroline Leaf

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The Gift in You. I love this book. I can't stop talking about it - so much of what this author says strikes a chord in me. No intelligence test can truly test your giftedness or your intelligence level. You are one-of-a-kind: no one else processes information, approaches a problem or thinks exactly like you. You are gifted like no one else! While this is written to help you discover your gift, it will also help you understand the ones you love who have very different gifts. Dr. Carolyn Leaf has researched the science of thought since 1985, and what she's found will fascinate you. … [Read more...]

How Reading Shapes Us: Guiding Your Children to Good Choices

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Albert Einstein once said "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." I'm not out to give you a definitive list of books your children must read to be a model citizen or better student. I do want to encourage you to keep reading and to keep putting books in your children's hands. You never know which book is going to spark, inspire and change everything. Some of us may not be born book lovers, but most of us are born to become book lovers. For the same reason children shouldn't be served a … [Read more...]

The Myth of Laziness

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The Myth of Laziness talks about children who "somehow, somewhere lose momentum; in the pursuit of accomplishment they fail to produce; they stall out. And often they face accusations of laziness. They are not lazy; they have output failure." The book introduces seven children as Dr. Levine helps them to understand and cope with their learning differences. One of the chapters takes an in-depth look into dysgraphia. Highly recommended. … [Read more...]

Joe’s Reading!

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Wonder of wonder. Joe is reading. He's deployed at the moment, and boredom may have something to do with it, but I suspect that the biggest difference is that he bought a Kindle! Once again, electronic devices have won out with him. Have any of you tried a Kindle with your ADHD child? UPDATE: Joe is out of the NAVY now, and by his admission, he reads a lot less. But when he reads, it is on a Kindle. Another one of our boys is overseas working and studying, and he depends on his Kindle. And they have me hooked, too. I have a Kindle Paperwhite that I love. … [Read more...]

Books for Adults with ADHD

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Here are some great books for Adults with ADHD. Ask for them on your Christmas list! ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life - A good response to the needs of adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It deals directly and exclusively with the greatest challenge that adults with ADHD face: the problem of disorganization. Moms with ADD: A Self-Help Manual - Chapters on juggling, dealing with school, work, and holidays. Some really good ideas are presented, but even with all the strategies included, I found this book hard to read. It seems to try a bit to hard. Out of the … [Read more...]

ADHD Books Make Great Christmas Gifts

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Don't look now, but Christmas is just around the corner! With that in mind, here are the top ten ADHD books, all perfectly sized to go into that Christmas stocking! A Mind at a Time - Dr. Mel Levine describes how each child learns differently by defining eight mind systems. He then gives solutions for when things go awry. The book has a lot more information on inattention than most books about ADD/ADHD. Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood. Written by two doctors with ADHD, this book is primarily about adult ADHD. … [Read more...]

The Myth of Laziness

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Welcome to the April issue of "Who Put the Ketchup in the Medicine Cabinet?" We have gained many new subscribers in the past month, and you are all welcome. Many of you received a mid-month note from me, and in it I told you I had ordered Dr. Mel Levine's The Myth of Laziness for review. When the book finally came last Thursday, I lamented to my oldest son that I only had a few days to read it. "Don't do it," he said. "Tell them you were too lazy." Thankfully, the book is quite easy to read, and I wholeheartedly recommend it. It is packed with information on various types of what Dr. Levine … [Read more...]