The Clark Kent Chronicles: A Mother's Tale Of Life With Her ADHD And Asperger's Son
They're the parents who other people secretly believe must be doing a crappy job, the ones whose children don lacrosse gloves to weed the flowerbed, won't turn in their homework, and throw age-inappropriate tantrums in public. They're the parents one frayed nerve short of a breakdown as they scrub off the giant perceived "L" for "Loser" from their foreheads, turning for help to every source they can think of, because their kids just don't respond like other kids, because their kids aren't like other kids.
The very brains of their children are wired differently, and the disciplines, motivators, and strategies that are supposed to work on them, according to conventional wisdom, don't. These are the parents of children on the ADHD Spectrum, and most of them have used up their Phone a Friend Lifeline and just want a little understanding and the hope of shared knowledge from someone else who has survived a life like theirs.
They are parents like Pamela Fagan Hutchins, whose son, dubbed, "Clark Kent the WonderKid" has ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. Pamela takes listeners on a heart-wrenching and hilarious road trip from toddler to adulthood with Clark Kent and his family, sharing their collective wisdom and empathy along the way.
©2012 Pamela Fagan Hutchins (P)2013 Pamela Fagan Hutchins
I read this as an ADHD child parent and loved the insight, honesty and positive perspective this account brings. It made me tearful at times as I found myself relating closely to her stories and also laughing at other times, for the same reasons. I won't ruin it with the details but there is even a precious account of missing poo.
From an undiagnosed add mom with a adhd son it is a nice reminder that I am not alone my poor husband is my other half that completes me and is really represenative of the writer it is nice to have someone else explain that to me as well ... I have been feeling like I don't have the strength to stand with my teen but this was a really nice reenergizing breath of fresh air ... Not a parenting book but there are some great ideas and it is nice to know that we are hopefully on the right track and a great reminder to look at our sons strengths and cherish them thank you for writing this book it is really encouraging ... Now if only I could get the structure 😋
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