Good Friends Are Hard to Find

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Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help Your Child Find, Make and Keep Friends - Help your child make friends with the wonderfully practical advice and step by step instructions found in this book. A lot of the time, when kids feel like can't make friends, it's because they're looking in the wrong places! This great book also deals with teasing and bullying so that you can rest assured that your child is happy with his friends and social life. Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help Your Child Find, Make and Keep Friends is another amazing book that has certainly earned its place on our recommended … [Read more...]

Women With Attention Deficit Disorder

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Women With Attention Deficit Disorder: Embracing Disorganization at Home and in the Workplace - this book is a must for those mothers who have ADHD along with their child. Solden assures that it is not just males who have ADHD, and expands on many different options for treatment and encourages major improvement by laying out three major steps: restructuring your life, renegotiating your relationships, and redefining your self-image. Women With Attention Deficit Disorder: Embracing Disorganization at Home and in the Workplace is definitely on our recommended reading list so that you can help … [Read more...]

How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children

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How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children - This book is full of practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for helping children with attention problems and hyperactivity-- The operative word here is practical. I have used many of the ideas in this great book at home and at school! Rief employs many different strategies used to reach out to the kids with ADHD, many of which are not traditionally used in most schools. How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children is an extremely insightful novel, and definitely deserves its place on our recommended reading list.   … [Read more...]

A Mind at a Time

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A Mind at a Time - Dr. Mel Levine describes how each child learns differently by defining eight mind systems, then giving solutions for when things go awry. The book has more information on inattention than any other we have read. Dr. Levine urges parents, teachers, and children to adapt to the child's strengths and weaknesses. Even when it seems to not be working, Levine says to keep trying, and to even try harder! A Mind at a Time is a brilliantly written work that will provide a great amount of information on how you can help your ADHD child or student learn effectively. Close … [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...]