Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach

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Your son doesn't do his homework and is failing nearly all his subjects, but his teachers say he just needs to try harder. Your daughter is moody, defiant, and barely speaks to you and you're thinking it's got to be more than just a phase. You hear other parents talk about the great things their kids are doing and you wonder, "What am I doing wrong?" In this second edition of Parenting Children With ADHD, Dr. Vince Monastra provides practical, step-by-step guidance to parents looking for ways to bring out the ...

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Overview

Your son doesn't do his homework and is failing nearly all his subjects, but his teachers say he just needs to try harder. Your daughter is moody, defiant, and barely speaks to you and you're thinking it's got to be more than just a phase. You hear other parents talk about the great things their kids are doing and you wonder, "What am I doing wrong?" In this second edition of Parenting Children With ADHD, Dr. Vince Monastra provides practical, step-by-step guidance to parents looking for ways to bring out the best in kids with ADHD. He presents updated lessons about the causes of ADHD, how medications work, and the problems that sleep deficits, poor nutrition, and other medical disorders can cause. He also shares his innovative approach for improving organization, task-completion, problem- solving and emotional control. Updates in this edition include:
• new procedures and tests for diagnosing ADHD
• empirically-supported psychological treatments for ADHD, including neurotherapy
• tips for developing a safe, supportive educational environment for your child
• a new chapter on teaching life values such as kindness, generosity and compassion

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Reviewer: Michael S. Goldsby, PhD, CCRP (Family Psychiatry of The Woodlands)
Description: This easy-to-read book represents a compilation of the "lessons" the author has learned about ways in which to help children with ADHD succeed, aside from the use of medication. This novel approach of synthesizing years of clinical experience, along with available medical, nutritional, educational, and psychological research into a guidebook format, allows parents and other healthcare providers to easily understand the information and apply it immediately.
Purpose: The author's purpose in presenting these 10 valuable lessons is to focus on helping parents to teach life skills that will help their children to succeed on the playground, in school, in the workplace, and one day, as a spouse and parent. Additionally, the purpose is to present insightful, practical information that draws upon decades of the author's clinical experience and research in working with children and teens with ADHD.
Audience: This informative book is written in plain language primarily for parents of children with ADHD, as well as for any number of healthcare professionals interested in conducting effective parenting classes. Teachers and other professionals alike will also benefit from the rich content in each practical lesson presented in this timely book.
Features: The author is internationally recognized as a leader in research and innovative treatment for children and teens with ADHD. Unique to this book are the 10 lessons of the author's creation, which promote achievement through a series of new approaches to treating ADHD, beyond the use of traditional medications. Numerous worksheets, checklists, and guidelines are offered throughout as valuable supplements that parents and teachers can immediately employ in conjunction with each new lesson. In addition, a summary of educational laws are provided as well as information to assist parents in working in collaboration with the child's school district.
Assessment: There is no substitute for experience, and this author shares his vast clinical and research experience and expertise in working exclusively with children and teens with ADHD. The book sets itself apart from the sometimes crowded field of ADHD literature by offering a novel "nonmedication/lessons-oriented" approach to the management and treatment of ADHD. Extremely helpful are the various supplemental worksheets, charts, and checklists that are intended to assist parents and other professionals in their efforts to help children and teens with ADHD to better organize and structure their lives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433815713
  • Publisher: Lifetools, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 129,055

Table of Contents

1 Everybody doesn't have a little bit of ADHD! 11
2 Parenting doesn't cause ADHD, genes do! 27
3 Medicines don't cure ADHD, but they can help 45
4 Nutrition does matter 75
5 Students with ADHD are entitled to help at school 93
6 Kids need a reason to learn 127
7 You'll get lost without a lesson plan 141
8 Temperament may be inherited ... but ... emotional control is learned 165
9 Yelling rarely solves anything 199
10 Parents are people too! 213
11 It don't come easy 223
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2010

    Parenting Children with ADHD

    This book is a must have for anyone who deals with ADD/ADHD kids. I am a grandparent, bought the book and then shared it with the parents and we have all found it very helpful, informative and written in a style that is easy to read and comprehend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

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    I prefer Sugar's "The Silent Crisis Destroying America's Brightest Minds"

    Sugar pioneered the SMARTGRADES school notebooks that contain the new learning technology, ACANDY Processing Tools, that empower students for academic success. She transformed my kids into Grade A students, so I speak from experience, not hypothetical theory. It is not all about teaching, it is all about learning.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2010

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    Good resource

    Found this book helpful as a resource for parents. Amber Kuntz, LPC-S

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2007

    informative book

    One of the best books out there. This one is a must have.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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