The Trouble With Peer Pressure: A Simple

The Trouble With Peer Pressure: A Simple

by Darlene R. Wood

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BN ID: 2940150753426
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 11/02/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 31
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Darlene R. Wood is a full-time mom who loves to create art in a variety of media, from designing wedding cakes to sewing cloth �How-To� books for children, painting, and now writing. The Trouble With Peer Pressure is her first book.

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Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite The Trouble With Peer Pressure: A Simple "My ADHD Story" for Young Teens by Darlene R. Wood is an adolescent educational book aiding with understanding the condition, and the concept of living life with ADHD. Join a young boy as he learns, develops, and is educated on his new found disorder, ADHD. He first began by not being able to focus on one thing at a time as well as not being able to sit still. One would think, "Oh, that's just a boy being a boy." Maybe? Then the behavior escalated to negative attention seeking all the time even if the outcome was bad. These actions made the boy's parents seek medical advice. The doctors gave him medication that would take "the edge" off but not fix everything. The boy would have to learn to cope with his troubles himself. He wondered why he should take the medicine, if it wasn't going to help him all the way, and also wondered what it was he could do to help himself? The author provides numerous questions and answers, and the consequences to bad behavior a young person who has been diagnosed with ADHD might experience. Too many times, as soon as a child acts differently in a school or public setting, they are presumed by medical professionals to have ADHD or ADD and medication is always the first thing prescribed. As in the book, medication doesn't always work and other resources are needed to aid the individual with daily life. The author's simple way of introducing questions often asked, and situations a person with ADHD might face, hit home with me as a reader, since I have personal experience with the situation. A family member of mine had to face many of the same obstacles and decisions the boy character in the book faced. Reading this book reminded me of the many classes, therapy sessions, different medications, and struggles this family member had to go through. The book is a great resource for parents, teachers, doctors, and others with a person who has been diagnosed with ADHD.