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Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractable?: Helping the ADD/Hyperactive Child [NOOK Book]

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Evan, five years old, hardly stands, much less sits, still for more than a few moments. Jessie is eight -- she's adorable...she never finishes anything on time...she's a dreamer. Cal is fifteen -- he is so impulsive that his parents worry he'll try drugs on a whim.

What do these kids have in common? Do they remind you of your own children?

The most talked-about childhood ...
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Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractable?: Helping the ADD/Hyperactive Child

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Overview

Evan, five years old, hardly stands, much less sits, still for more than a few moments. Jessie is eight -- she's adorable...she never finishes anything on time...she's a dreamer. Cal is fifteen -- he is so impulsive that his parents worry he'll try drugs on a whim.

What do these kids have in common? Do they remind you of your own children?

The most talked-about childhood syndrome of the eighties and nineties is ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). This developmental disorder disrupts a child's life and often results in low self-esteem, poor grades and even social and emotional problems. These problems usually are not outgrown -- without help. But does your child have ADHD?

ADHD is characterized by the following groups of behaviors:

Inattention

-- making careless mistakes

-- difficulty sustaining attention

-- problems with listening

-- failure to finish schoolwork or chores

-- difficulties organizing

-- trouble sustaining mental efforts

-- losing things

-- being easily distracted

-- forgetfulness

Hyperactivity/Impulsivity

-- fidgeting/squirming

-- trouble staying seated

-- inappropriate running/climbing

-- difficulty playing quietly

-- being on the go/driven

-- talking excessively

-- blurting out answers

-- difficulty awaiting turn

-- often interrupting

All children display many of these behaviors at some point. But-according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, Fourth Edition, for a child to be diagnosed with ADHD, six or more of these symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity must have persisted for at least six months.

Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractible? offers an invaluable step-by-step program already used by thousands of parents to help you change these behaviors at home. Don't just watch it happen; help your child help himself.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity is the umbrella term for the leading childhood disorder of the 1990s. Now, three leading specialists help parents identify if their child has this disorder, and show how to work with ADD/hyperactive children to build self-control.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307874436
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/14/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 752,410
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
1 My Child Has What? 3
2 How to Tell If Your Child Really has ADHD 17
3 Motivating Your Child 35
4 How to Explain ADHD to Your Child 52
5 Gaining Acceptance and Support from Siblings, Other Relatives, Friends, Teachers and Others 64
6 If, When and How to Use Medication 72
7 Controlling Activity Level 89
8 Calmness Training 108
9 Impulse Control Training 117
10 Beating Distractions 127
11 Stretching Attention Span 140
12 Following Rules 152
13 Controlling Aggression 164
14 Building Self-Esteem 174
15 The ADHD Child at Play 184
16 The ADHD Child at School 198
17 The ADHD Child Grown Up 216
Appendix A 222
Appendix B 223
Suggested Readings 225
References 228
Index 231
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