What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life

What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life


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A 2018 Best Book Awards winner in Parenting & Family
A 2018 Mom's Choice Book Award winner

A veteran psychologist presents a proven roadmap to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life

You’ve read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you’re still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles.

What if you could work with your child, motivating and engaging them in the process, to create positive change once and for all? In this insightful and practical book, veteran psychologist Sharon Saline shares the words and inner struggles of children and teens living with ADHD—and a blueprint for achieving lasting success by working together. Based on more than 25 years of experience counseling young people and their families, Dr. Saline’s advice and real-world examples reveal how parents can shift the dynamic and truly help kids succeed. Topics include:

* Setting mutual goals that foster cooperation
* Easing academic struggles
* Tackling everyday challenges, from  tantrums and backtalk to staying organized, building friendships, and more.

With useful exercises and easy-to-remember techniques, you’ll discover a variety of practical strategies that really work, creating positive change that will last a lifetime.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143132394
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 182,579
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., maintains a busy psychotherapy practice working with children, teens, families and adults with ADHD and other mental health issues. She has spoken and conducted workshops nationally and internationally on ADHD and the adolescent brain. Thousands of parents, teachers, school administrators and mental health clinicians have attended her presentations, trainings and workshops.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Dr. Laura Markham ix

Introduction xv

Part 1 Life with ADHD

Chapter 1 The Five C's of ADHD Parenting 3

Chapter 2 Understanding the ADHD Brain Makes All the Difference 33

Chapter 3 Accepting the ADHD Brain You Have 61

Part 2 Life at School

Chapter 4 Overcoming the Hurdles of School 87

Chapter 5 Don't Freak Out: Using and Teaching self-Control 95

Chapter 6 Walking Through School in Their Shoes: Three Steps to Building Compassion 103

Chapter 7 Creating School Solutions That Stick: Collaboration Is Key! 117

Chapter 8 Keeping It Going: Fostering Consistency About School 127

Chapter 9 Celebration: More Than Saying "Good Job!" 131

Part 3 Life at Home and Beyond

Chapter 10 Managing Big Feelings 139

Chapter 11 Getting Stuff Done 165

Chapter 12 You've Gotta Have Friends: The Social Lives of Kids with ADHD 185

Chapter 13 Plugged In: Crazy About Technology 201

Final Note: Hope and Confidence 221

Acknowledgments 227

Resources for Parents 229

Notes 231

Bibliography 239

Index 245

About the Author 253

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MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
A recipient of the Mom’s Choice Award! The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) evaluates products and services created for parents and educators and is globally recognized for establishing the benchmark of excellence in family-friend media, products and services. Using a rigorous evaluation process, entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal and cost. Around the world, parents, educators, retailers and members of the media trust the MCA Honoring Excellence seal when selecting quality products and services for families and children.
Chalkguy More than 1 year ago
Working with teachers, students and parents who have to endure the struggles of ADHD on a daily basis, I find that most are always looking for helpful and hope filled tools to give them what they need to keep moving forward. This book will be a great addition to any Parent's or teacher's tool box. This book is down to earth and addresses the real everyday issues a family faces with ADHD, offering practical tips and strategies to help better cope and manage the frustrations that come with ADHD. This is a must-read for any parent and even a teacher who is working to help a child with ADHD . Ben Glenn the Chalkguy