Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach

Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach

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by Vincent J. Monastra
     
 

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"Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach shows parents how to build a successful parenting program at home. Drawing from his experiences in evaluating and treating thousands of children and teens with ADHD, Dr. Vincent Monastra presents 10 "lessons" that are essential for promoting the success of kids with ADHD." In simple language, he…  See more details below

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"Parenting Children With ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach shows parents how to build a successful parenting program at home. Drawing from his experiences in evaluating and treating thousands of children and teens with ADHD, Dr. Vincent Monastra presents 10 "lessons" that are essential for promoting the success of kids with ADHD." In simple language, he explains the causes of ADHD and how nutrition, medication, and parental guidance can improve attention, concentration, and behavioral control. Recognizing the importance of school success, Dr. Monastra also outlines the educational rights of children with ADHD and ways to work with school districts to get your child the help he or she needs. Finally, this book describes nonconfrontational ways to teach your child essential life skills like organization, problem solving, and emotional control.

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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:
9781591471820
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
10/22/2004
Series:
An Apa Lifetools Book Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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Found this book helpful as a resource for parents. Amber Kuntz, LPC-S
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Busy__Mom More than 1 year ago
I've read so many books on ADHD since my older son was diagnosed - mountains of them. I decided to try reading summaries instead, on ParentsDigest - and that's how I found this title. This has been one of the most insightful and helpful books I've read on the subject, particularly the parts about dietary changes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books out there. This one is a must have.
rachel44 More than 1 year ago
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.