Raising Boys With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons

Raising Boys With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons

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by James Forgan, Mary Anne Richey
     
 

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Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and

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Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, "Raising Boys With ADHD" empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In this ADHD primer, the authors—both parents of boys with ADHD—provide newly diagnosed families with a temperate guidebook on coming to terms with a diagnosis, current treatment options, ADHD through the years (preschool, elementary, and adolescent), and where to turn for additional help. The authors do not waste time or space on long histories or make foolish attempts at scientific comprehensiveness. Instead, they focus on moving forward after diagnosis and present common treatment options within the context of the latest medical research. Stimulant and nonstimulant medications, food diets, biofeedback, and cognitive behavioral therapy are all given respectful consideration with the authors' experiences woven throughout. VERDICT While there are many quality titles on parenting an ADHD child, this text is desirable for its concise yet reassuring style. For any family new to the subject, librarians can recommend this offering without hesitation.
Publishers Weekly
For the parent of a son with ADHD, the cover's beaming poster child is emblematic of success: handsome, happy, relaxed, and as comfortable with a notebook in his hands as he might be with a video game controller. As Forgan and Richey reiterate, they are not merely professionals working with boys with ADHD and their parents; each has a son with ADHD as well. The book is informational and action-oriented: terms are explained, and current research and treatment options are explored in language that parents can understand, use with their sons, and disseminate to others. With sections like "Infancy and Preschool," "The Elementary Years," and "The Teenage Years," parents can zero in on current issues, what's ahead, and what's behind them. Practical solutions are given in terms of what help is available in schools, how to access it, and setting specific goals, with a "Dynamic Action Plan" in the concluding section of the book. Focusing largely on their experiences as parents, Forgan and Richey emphasize methods that were effective with their own kids, while downplaying other less-successful treatments and tactics. Throughout, the authors deal extensively with the issue of stigma—internal and external—and provide examples of letters and dialogues parents might use to explain the condition to friends and family. Additionally, Forgan and Richey highlight the many unique strengths of boys with ADHD. Illus. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593639761
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
275
Sales rank:
164,962
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jim Forgan, Ph.D., is a parent of a young son with ADHD and is an Associate Professor and Licensed School Psychologist.

Mary Anne Richey, M.S., is a parent of an adult son with ADHD and a Licensed School Psychologist with the Palm Beach School District.

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Raising Boys with ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
EllenAshwell More than 1 year ago
Raising Boys with ADHD is infinitely parent friendly. The authors demystify ADHD, using plain language and examples from real life. This book goes beyond mere explanations, in that it offers doable action plans. I can imagine parents viewing Raising Boys with ADHD as an essential handbook as they search for understanding and assistance with their sons from babyhood to the teenage years.
David_B_TX More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed with the “how to” components in this book and I didn’t feel like the authors were talking down to me. Also appreciate the fact that both authors are not only experience clinicians, but parents of ADHD boys. It is obvious they know what they are talking about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of useful info if you work with or have an ADHD child. It will help you realize the behaviors you're experiencing are similar to those of other families with children who have ADHD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really helped my daughter
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