Of Different Minds: Seeing Your AD/HD Child Through the Eyes of God

Of Different Minds: Seeing Your AD/HD Child Through the Eyes of God

by Maren Angelotti

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Parents of children with learning differences, such as ADD/ADHD and dyslexia, have a unique and exciting road ahead of them. This phenomenon may have been perceived as a burden when their child was first diagnosed, but know that God does not make mistakes. Therefore, parents must refocus their personal expectations of what their child should be and find out where God is guiding this child. It is time to become God's helper in raising his child. In Of Different Minds, readers will learn why their child is wired a little differently and how to cope with and educate this incredible person. The book also addresses parental denial and the mystery and fear surrounding ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and related disorders; the toll on marriage; how to parent these children; the future of the family; and the future for these children. Can a learning different child be successful? Of course, says Maren Angelotti, and here are the tools to set parents and their children on the path to success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441224552
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Maren Angelotti (1957-2015) earned her BA in sociology and theology from Loyola Marymount University and her Masters of Arts in Teaching for the Learning Different student from Dallas Baptist University. She had her own practice in Dallas working with children and adults with learning differences and traveled across the US, speaking on learning differences to various educational groups.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction: My Story 11

Section 1 The What and Why of Learning Differences

1 What Are Learning Differences? 29

2 God's Purposes in Learning Differences 65

Section 2 Parenting Your Learning-Different Child

3 What's a Parent to Do? 77

4 Good News About Bad Behavior 97

5 Making Sense of Adolescence 121

6 Mom to the Rescue! 133

7 Where's Dad? 139

Section 3 Educating Your Learning-Different Child

8 An Education in Schooling 147

9 Higher Education: Will They Make It? 167

Section 4 At Home with Your Learning-Different Child

10 Marriage Matters 183

11 Brothers and Sisters: Where Do I Fit In? 191

12 Grandparent Input: Bridging the Generations 195

Conclusion: Moving Forward Together 199


Don't Just Take It from Me: My Kids' Experiences in Their Own Words 205

Out of the Mouths of Babes: Quotes from Children with Learning Differences 217

Learning-Different Schools in the United States 223

Learning-Different Testing Facilities and Therapists 225

Sea of Denial Survey 227

Couples' Bible Study 231

Singles' Bible Study 247

Glossary 259

Endnotes 269

About the Author 271

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