The Clark Kent Chronicles

The Clark Kent Chronicles

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by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
     
 
The Clark Kent Chronicles: A Mother's Tale Of Life With Her ADHD And Asperger's Son

They're the parents who other people secretly believe must be doing a crappy job, the ones whose children don lacrosse gloves to weed the flowerbed, won't turn in their homework, and throw age-inappropriate tantrums in public. They're the parents one frayed nerve short of a

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The Clark Kent Chronicles: A Mother's Tale Of Life With Her ADHD And Asperger's Son

They're the parents who other people secretly believe must be doing a crappy job, the ones whose children don lacrosse gloves to weed the flowerbed, won't turn in their homework, and throw age-inappropriate tantrums in public. They're the parents one frayed nerve short of a breakdown as they scrub off the giant perceived "L" for Loser from their foreheads, turning for help to every source they can think of, because their kids just don't respond like other kids, because their kids aren't like other kids. The very brains of their children are wired differently, and the disciplines, motivators, and strategies that are supposed to work on them, according to conventional wisdom, don't.

These are the parents of children on the ADHD Spectrum, and most of them have used up their Phone a Friend Lifeline and just want a little understanding and the hope of shared knowledge from someone else who has survived a life like theirs. They are parents like Pamela Fagan Hutchins, whose son, dubbed "Clark Kent the WonderKid," has ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome.

Pamela takes readers on a heart-wrenching and hilarious road trip from toddler to adulthood with Clark Kent and his family, sharing their collective wisdom and empathy along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014488594
Publisher:
SkipJack Publishing
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
120,707
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Pamela Fagan Hutchins writes award-winning and bestselling romantic mysteries and hilarious nonfiction, and moonlights as a workplace investigator and employment attorney. She is passionate about great writing, smart authorpreneurship, and her two household hunks, husband Eric and one-eyed Boston terrier Petey. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound, if she gets a good running start.

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich for fiction or Erma Bombeck for nonfiction, you're going to love Pamela.

2015 WINNER USA Best Book Awards in Cross-Genre Fiction
2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist (Winner TBA July 21, 2014)
2013 USA Best Books Business: Writing & Publishing Contest
2012 Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story Contest
2012 USA Best Books Parenting/Divorce
2011 Houston Writers Guild Novel Contest
2010 Writers League of Texas Romance Contest

Visit her website , or follow her on Twitter (@PamelotH) or Facebook

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The Clark Kent Chronicles 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Shelly0 More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully raw emotional look at a very real mother raising a challenging child in a world that really does not always understand or accept. Its as much of a story of the growth of the mother as it is of the growth of the child. But this is not your typical memoir. For every bit of tough stuff and learning there is ten times as much laughing and love.
Barbara47SF More than 1 year ago
What a great book. We have a grandchild with add and loved reading the tales of Clark Kent. Pamela Hutchins has such a knack for writing. I alternated laughing and crying at the joys and problems of raising a child with special needs. Pamela is a hands on mom who admits to the struggles and challenges of dealing with her son but we also see a mother who would do anything to see that her child gets the attention and accommodations at school that he deserves.
PGFMTNHI More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this book. In fact this should be required reading for all teachers and others involved with kids. Funny stories with a serious theme.
Jake-Plummer More than 1 year ago
Raising challenging, and challenged kids, can be frustrating, difficult and tiring. It can make you feel like you are alone in the world, that no-one truly understands you or your child. Well you are not alone, people do understand. This book looks at real life through a wonderful perspective that says "my child is wonderful, and special and even though I would like to strangle him/her sometimes, life really is good". The book, through the tales of the author, lets you participate in things that worked, and things that didn't. It is wonderfully written, easy to read and a real hoot.
Caitlyn0 More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It was full of hilarious anecdotes- from lacrosse gloves to lawnmowers, there were endless stories to keep me laughing. The author does a really good job with balancing all the perks and pains of having an ADHD wonderkid. It shows all the funny, sweet, irritating, hilarious, endearing, and downright crazy things you can learn to love and expect. I couldn't stop reading it once I started! I highly recommend it for anyone with kids, friends, or loved ones that have ADHD.
CTaylorJ More than 1 year ago
As a young adult with ADHD i found this book really interesting, it really helped me to understand what it was like to be the parent of someone as awesome as a kid with ADHD :D seriously though I think this is an awesome book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover is not correct. This is a different book by the author. Don't buy it if you are expecting the Clark Kent Chronicles. I am asking for my $$$ back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a wonderful story about doing your best to get it right, and finding the blessing in things that others might find sad or difficult. Raising a "neuro-atypical" child IS challenging, it IS difficult, and it is also wonderfully rewarding and full of moments of awe and laughter and joy. Once again Ms Hutchins pulls off an entertaining look inside her life, without being preachy or holier-than-thou. She is quick to point out her shortcomings, and attempts which failed spectacularly. But she learned a lot along the way and tells it in a way that is bound to make you smile and laugh out loud from time time. It seems all of us know someone in our families that exhibit the kind of behaviors she discusses in this book and all of us can learn from her experience. But once again dont get scared off, this is not a text book, it is a HILARIOUS look behind the curtains. You will laugh (and cry a little to) from cover to cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago