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Some Kids Just Can't Sit Still !

Some Kids Just Can't Sit Still !

by Sam Goldstein, Allie Desisto
     
 

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Written in a Seussian style, this delightful story explains why children suffering from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) react differently to simple situations in their daily lives. Explaining the symptoms of ADHD in an entertaining way, this tale helps children understand their differences, accept treatment, and retain positive self-esteem. Parents,

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Written in a Seussian style, this delightful story explains why children suffering from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) react differently to simple situations in their daily lives. Explaining the symptoms of ADHD in an entertaining way, this tale helps children understand their differences, accept treatment, and retain positive self-esteem. Parents, teachers, and doctors will welcome this dialogue concerning how they can help children with ADHD.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cathi I. White
Why do some kids have a hard time in school sitting still and paying attention? They want to do well, they want to listen to the teacher, and they want to learn. But they keep getting out of their seat, talking to others when they should be quiet, and not getting their work done. Teachers and parents may become upset with them and may not know what to do. The children get frustrated because they really are trying but they just cannot sit still and listen. Children like this may have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The author informs the reader that having ADHD makes the brain work faster but there are ways to get help. A doctor may prescribe medication to calm the child down. Parents may help by using charts to guide the child through his homework and chores. A teacher may make work easier, give the child time to talk to others and let him move around more. When these children get help, they feel better about themselves, and are better able to get their work done. Goldstein does an excellent job presenting the material in this educational book informing the young reader what it is like to have ADHD and what can be done to help. DeSisto's illustrations are colorful and realistic, keeping any young reader's attention. This informative book is highly recommended for younger children to help them get a greater understanding of how to cope with ADHD at home and at school. Reviewer: Cathi I. White

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886941731
Publisher:
Specialty Press/A.D.D. Warehouse
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,142,459
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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Some Kids Just Can't Sit Still


By Sam Goldstein, Allie DeSisto

Specialty Press, Inc.

Copyright © 2009 Sam Goldstein
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-886941-73-1


CHAPTER 1

Some kids just can't sit still,
They wiggle and jiggle, fidget and flop!

They don't mean to do it,
They just can't stop.


Out on the playground
They want to play.
But with just one game or friend
It's so hard to stay.


No one else really cares
It's no bother they chat.
But they just won't play
With someone like that.


With homework they promise,
To sit and be neat.
To finish it all
Glued to their seat.


But homework is boring,
It's just no fun.
They would rather be playing
Out in the sun.

At dinner they're late,
Sloppy or slow.
A drink is spilled
And dad yells, "oh no!"


They don't mean to do it,
They promise once more.
But no one believes them,
They've promised before.


They get into things
That aren't their own.
They run, jump and shout
When mom's on the phone.


"Stay out of my room,
Get out of my stuff!"
Big brother yells,
"I've had more than enough!"


Every once in a while
They get angry too.
Then they just refuse
When it feels too hard to do.


Mom says take a bath,
Clean your room, do it now!
But oh no they don't want to,
So they tell her and how.


Late at night in their beds
They feel sad and cry.
They don't look for trouble,
They really do try!


Problems, problems, problems
Wherever they go.
Does this story sound
Like someone you know?

Do you fidget and flop,
Can't sit still in one place?


Is your mind running quickly
On a long distance race?


(Continues...)

Excerpted from Some Kids Just Can't Sit Still by Sam Goldstein, Allie DeSisto. Copyright © 2009 Sam Goldstein. Excerpted by permission of Specialty Press, Inc..
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Meet the Author

Sam Goldstein is a licensed psychologist, a certified developmental disabilities evaluator, and a nationally certified school psychologist. He is the author of and contributor to numerous clinical and trade publications. He lives in Salt lake City, Utah. Allie Desoto is an illustrator. She lives in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

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