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...]

Sophie, Pay Attention!

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Susan Braun is the mother of three wonderful girls, and the author of Girls in White Dresses - a wonderful blog about all things parenting. She's also a long time reader of "Who Put the Ketchup in the Medicine Cabinet?". Without mentioning names, let's just say that Susan is very familiar with inattention. A while ago, Susan contacted me about a new children's book she had written called, "Sophie, Pay Attention!". It's about a little girl who has trouble attending. Because she's so scatterbrained, her family sometimes doesn't pay attention to everything Sophie says, either. It's a … [Read more...]

What’s Food Got To Do With It?

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What's Food Got To Do With It? - This instructional guide to ADHD dieting gives a broad overview foods which often cause allergic reactions. The ADD Nutrition Solution offers substitutes for these and other problem foods, and a way to isolate items that aggravate symptoms. It is also very acclaimed for offering many substitutes to the drugs meant to help a case of ADHD, such as Ritalin. What's Food Got To Do With It? takes home a sweet spot on our recommended reading list, because it does more than just tell what the problem is, but it tells you how to get around it. Read … [Read more...]

Is This Your Child?

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Is This Your Child? - This book by Doris Rapp gives suggestions about how reactions to foods and environmental factors can be recognized, prevented, and treated. With this information, children with food allergies may feel, act, behave, and learn better. She offers a way to cross-examine your child's diet and the foods that may worsen a case of ADHD. Is This Your Child? is a great book to caution parents on improper diets for those children, and adults, with ADHD. We recommend it! … [Read more...]

Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World

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Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World - This book includes 10 minute a day exercises to unlock the potential of your ADD child. It is truly fascinating, and it's one of my favorites. The book warns not to criticize or be ungrateful of ADHD, but to rather accept and take advantage of the incredible characteristics that ADHD unlocks. Right Brained Children in a Left Brained World is not just great because of its exercises, but because of it's theme of accepting ADHD as a beneficial characteristic. Read it! … [Read more...]

Driven to Distraction

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Driven to Distraction -Written by two doctors with ADHD, this book is primarily about adult ADHD, but it provides good insight into the disorder, as well as ways for parents to help their child. However, the book also provides a substantial amount of information on how to assist adults with ADHD. An audio cassette is also available. Driven to Distraction is a very resourceful book for treating ADHD in children and adults alike, making it very high up on our recommended reading list.   … [Read more...]

The LCP Solution

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The LCP Solution - Recent research has suggested that many people with ADHD and learning differences suffer from a dietary deficiency of fatty acids. In her book The LCP Solution, Jacqueline Stordy cites studies where supplementing the diet with LCPs has produced improvement in children's focus, learning, and levels of anxiety. The LCP Solution is a remarkable work on healthy dieting for those with ADHD, and should be staying on the recommended reading list for quite a while. … [Read more...]