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Pentecost, a family therapist and lecturer at the Institute of Family Therapy, presents a variety of tested methods for parenting children with ADD or ADHD. He goes beyond identification of symptoms to tackle changes parents can make in their child's behavior. He gives encouragement and support to parents who may have been told that they are to blame for their child's disruptive behavior, and details techniques involving motivation, time out, points, and special time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

"...goes beyond the identification of symptoms to address the changes parents can make, ensuring that the behavior problems associated with ADD & ADHD are managed and reduced ...a unique, comprehensive, and accessible reference."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853028113
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 8
1 Has Your Child got ADD? 9
2 ADD Alternative Parenting Techniques 17
3 Why Not Just Take Pills? 21
4 What Does ADDapt Do? 25
5 Don't be Hard on Yourself! 29
6 Be Prepared to Change 33
7 Stick With It and Be Patient 37
8 Be Consistent 41
The ADDapt Programme
Step 1 Keeping on Task -- Powerful Motivators 45
Step 2 Who's the Boss? 'Special Time' -- a New Approach 51
Step 3 The Home Points System: Part 1 65
Step 4 Praise - Your Secret Weapon 75
Step 5 Tackling Attention-Seeking 83
Step 6 The Secret of Commands 93
Step 7 Task Wars 103
Step 8 Mastering Things-to-Do 111
Step 9 The Home Points System: Part 2 119
Step 10 Time Out for Difficult Behaviours 127
Step 11 Time Out for Difficult Behaviours: Part 2 135
Step 12 Putting It All Together 143
Appendix 1 Working in Partnership 149
Appendix 2 Special Time for Older Children 153
Appendix 3 Support Groups 157
Appendix 4 Suggested Reading and Websites 161
Subject Index 165
Author Index 171
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