ADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table

ADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table

by Blake E. S. Taylor, Lara Honos-Webb
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ADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Christine-Boston More than 1 year ago
The text along the top of the cover promises a book that is, among other things, brilliant, engaging and funny. It is a first person account of ADHD from the point of view of a 17 year old boy. It is concise, clearly written, full of coping tips and explanations about the illness, interwoven with stories from when the author was younger. He explains why he did did the things he did. I just read "The Quiet Room", a first person view of schizophrenia. The author detailed her inner most feelings, thoughts, emotions, pain and actions. I felt like I learned about the illness by being with her. It was fascinating. I also enjoyed "Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's" which offers a similar experience. This is book is more for people who want to understand and cope with the illness in general.
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qzlynne More than 1 year ago
Thank you to Blake Taylor for sharing these stories. My son was diagnosed at the age of 3, but showed signs and has had difficulties since the age of 4 months. We have struggled for 8 years, trying to understand "Why does he do that?? He knows it upsets people" and "Cant you just sit down for 5 minutes?" I cried and cried after reading the first several stories, just realizing what he has been going through. Very enlightening. It has changed every aspect of how I approach problems and react to his impulses and high energy. It has changed my life and my relationship with my sons. I bought a copy for every family member and his teachers!
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ParentsDigest_Pam More than 1 year ago
Many of my friends have children with ADHD, and I never felt like I fully understood it. After reading this book, I feel like I have a grasp on how to handle the ADHD that many people around me deal with. Definitely a worthy read.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helped me understand my own 17 year old son who has ADhD. I think the hardest thing for anyone to understand about a child with ADhD is the fact that what makes that child so different than the other kids is NOT the hyperactivity, BUT the way they think. A child with ADhD does not think the way an average child thinks. This book helps you get inside the head of a teenager with ADhD and understand what he was thinking. Very well written and I highly recommend everyone who knows someone with ADhD to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! This book gave me a whole new perspective of ADHD. It helped me view some of my son's behaviors so differently. I additional purchased two more books. One to be passed to his teachers every year, and another for friends and family. I highly recommend the same for other familes that have ADHD in their loved ones.