©2008 Edward M. Hallowell, MD and Peter S. Jensen, MD; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
totally new view of ADHD - loved the excerpt describing what boy w/ADHD thought about. His description of what's important to him vice others was eye opening.
I wanted to hear the entire book in one sitting and will listen to it again.
Have already recommended to others.
On this topic, very close to the top.
Finally found somebody to verbalise my feelings.... As a (non-ADD) parent of two ADHD kids (22 years apart), this book has given me an understanding into how the ADD brain functions and why I think my children are brilliant while the teachers struggle to get anything out of them. A very rare and balanced approach to medication vs other treatments.
I've read or listened to all of Dr. Hallowell's books and for the skiddish parent who just can't wrap thier head around the fact they or someone they're close to has ADD...this is the book to start with. If you know there's no cure, or are hesitant about pills...this is the book; he suggest the obvious, that we all know, when all else fails; love will find a way.
I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.
Edward Hallowell is the best doctor if your child has ADD. He gives great advices, and hope- you cannot despair if your kid has ADD. Your child has a Ferrari brain with bad breaks. Easy to read, and boosts confidence.
But, the only thing that is missing (the reason why I gave 4 stars) is because it don't dig deep about medication. But there is another book that treats about this subject, that is Delivered From Distraction, by the same author.
First half was good, short examples were helpful for identification. But launched into long stories with unnecessary details and repeated himself way too much. RaceCar brain - we got the joke the first five times. In his defense, he did say he was ADD, but people with ADD don't have enough attention span for an ADD person's long repetitious detailed stories.
As a mom to a son who toes the line with ADHD, this book was a terrific way to streamline my handling of the diagnosis as a parent. I want to literally hug the author/narrator for "getting" my kid.
As an adult with ADHD and a father of two awesome boys with ADHD, this book hits the nail on the head and arms me with expert advise to help stand up for my children against an ex-wife who views ADD as an "excuse" or "laziness" and having constant struggles with her and teachers who do not see the amazing gifts that my children have. Couldn't have purchased and listened to this book at a better time! I have to meet with school officials and so called "ADHD experts" because they think my oldest son has LD because he never "knows" the answer to "what did you do today", I'd like to thank the authors for explicitly covering that aspect as well as everything else that accompanies ADHD, it gives me a leg to stand on and I can now stand up for my son and help him whereas before I had no idea how to approach the situation! Now I can walk into these interviews confidently knowing that I can use all my bookmarks to answer almost 100% of the feedback I've been getting from teacher and ex; more importantly I can do so professionally and without a fight. Thanks for everything you do, I've learned a whole lot more about myself and my children from all of Dr. Hallowell's books. Would highly recommend anyone needs help with ADHD!
In the top three!
The Explosive Child, use strength based perspectives
I have not but I will now
Talking about ADD in a positive why with the children I work with
If you have or work with ADD kids buy this book!
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