The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More: What Parents and Teachers Really Need to Know to Empower Complicated Kids with Confidence and Calm

The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More: What Parents and Teachers Really Need to Know to Empower Complicated Kids with Confidence and Calm

by Elaine Taylor-Klaus
The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More: What Parents and Teachers Really Need to Know to Empower Complicated Kids with Confidence and Calm

The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More: What Parents and Teachers Really Need to Know to Empower Complicated Kids with Confidence and Calm

by Elaine Taylor-Klaus

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Overview

Guide kids of all ages on their path to independence and success!
 
The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids is a wake-up call, a clear path for action, and a message of inspiration, providing a reality-based recipe for raising complex kids, while not making yourself (or your family) crazy in the process.

Parenting expert Elaine Taylor-Klaus of ImpactADHD.com walks you through a proven coach-approach method that provides essential tools for clearly setting effective and realistic expectations for your kids to eliminate daily battles and constant upheaval.
 
It doesn’t matter if your child has ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, autism, depression, ODD, or attachment issues—complex kids struggle with some aspects of life and learning, and they need your understanding and support. A coach-approach will help you communicate, collaborate, and guide kids of all ages on a path to independence and success.

Here are some of the challenges, coach-approach messages, and strategies you will learn:
 

Challenge: “This Kid Is Really Smart, but . . .”

Coach’s Reframe: Parent from Inspiration — Strategy: Shed the Shoulds

Challenge: “I’ve Tried Everything, but Nothing Works” 

Coach’s Reframe: Start with You  — Strategy: Relationships over Tasks

Challenge: “My Kid’s Just Not Motivated” 

Coach’s Reframe: Executive Function — Strategy: Use Motivation

Challenge: “Where Do I Start?” 

Coach’s Reframe: Take a Marathon View — Strategy: Take Aim


With The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More, your family can rediscover peace…and thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592339358
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 238,059
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Elaine Taylor-Klaus is the founder and CEO of ImpactADHD.com, where she teaches thousands of parents, educators, and other professionals dynamic strategies for parenting and educating children with complex issues. She is a former parenting advisor to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a former national Board member of CHADD (Children and Adults with AD/HD), and an internationally recognized parenting coach, educator, and speaker. She is a mother of three complex kids and the author of Parenting ADHD Now!

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Cheat Sheet

An Introduction for Busy Parents and Professionals 8

Part 1 Turning Chaos into Calm

Embracing a Family Life That's Perfectly Imperfect 16

Chapter 1 "This Kid Is Really Smart, but …": Six Challenge Areas for Families with Complex Kids 18

Chapter 2 "This Is Not What I Expected": Parenting Complex Kids Is Different 30

Chapter 3 "I've Tried Everything, but Nothing Works": Understanding and Redefining Parenting Success 46

Chapter 4 "I Just Want Some Peace!": The Four Phases of Parenting 60

Part 2 The Impact Model

A New Paradigm for Parenting Like a Coach 74

Chapter 5 "Where Do I Start?": You Can Do It All, but Not at the Same Time (Take Aim) 76

Chapter 6 "Why Can't They Just …?": No One Knows Your Child Better Than You Do 88

Chapter 7 "My Kid's Just Not Motivated": How to Get Your Kids to … [Fill in the Blank] 100

Chapter 8 "Everyone's So Tense All the Time": It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It 112

Chapter 9 "I Don't Know What's Realistic": Set Appropriate Expectations and Consequences 124

Chapter 10 "I Need a Strategy for …": Creating Effective Systems and Structures That Actually Work 136

Part 3 Turning Information into Action

Making This Work in Your Life 150

Chapter 11 "They Need to Be Able to Do This on Their Own": Cultivating Ownership Gradually and Then Suddenly 152

Chapter 12 "How Do I Know if It's Working? Bringing It All Together 167

Afterword: A Letter from Elaine and Diane 178

Discussion Group Guide 180

Resources 184

Acknowledgments 186

About the Author 187

Index 188

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