Book Review from a Parent: Survival Guide for ADHD Kids

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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 wasn’t really confident in myself to believe that. I underestimated myself, and everyone was right…You DO know when it’s time. My moment happened not too long ago.

My daughter came home from school and said someone told her she was weird and others had said she was strange. You see, when she was younger, the other kids never noticed that she was sometimes awkward or different, but as the other kids aged and my daughter got further mentally behind them, it came more noticeable to the other kids and they started picking up on it. I knew it was time to try and explain to her what makes her so unique and special. I scoured the Web for ideas on how, and then I came across the book Get your copy of The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD here!. It seemed perfect for us.

It is such an easy read. They can read it alone or you can read it together, which is what my daughter and I do. It’s not to lengthy and has plenty of illustrations in it to keep their attention. It puts ADHD and ADD in “kid-friendly” terms so they can better understand what is going on with them. If any of you are ready to talk to your children about what makes them “unique”, this is a great way to do it! It really shows them that what they have is not a problem at all, just something that is “special” to them and gives strategies to cope, learn, and live with their unique personalities. Such a good read! Is it a “cure all”? Absolutely not. There are always going to be those good days and bad days, but even if you can pick just a few things out of this book together that you can try, it is so worth it! ~Amy~

Get your copy of The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD here!

About Kayla

Kayla Fay is a freelance writer and the mother of four boys, three of whom have been formally diagnosed with the inattentive type of ADHD. When she started “Who Put the Ketchup in the Medicine Cabinet?” in 2002, her sons were ages 8 through 14, when her life was a “progression of dirty laundry, lost homework, misunderstood Algebra, and a whole lot of love and fun”.

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