What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew

Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life
Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
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Publisher's Summary

2018 Best Book Awards Winner in Parenting and Family

A 2018 Mom's Choice Book Award Winner

A veteran psychologist presents a proven road map 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.  

©2018 Dr. Sharon Saline and Dr. Laura Markham (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Thoughtful and Practical

I’m an ADHD mom with ADHD kids. I didn’t know I was ADHD until after my kids were diagnosed. A lifetime of struggle became clear. From the perspective of an undiagnosed child going through life to a parent of ADHD kiddos, I found this spot on and insightful in so many ways. It’s improved my life and my children’s lives with connection and understanding. Life’s not perfect and we continue our struggles, but we come through in a better way and have focus forward.

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every informational

this audiobook was easy to listen to. it had a lot of information easy to understand. i have used some of the examples and suggestions with my son (6 1/2)

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Excellent parent resource

This is really great for parents to understand the struggles children with ADHD experiences. A really great resource.

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Bad parenting tips

There is good information about ADHD is this book, but that information is interspersed with encouragement to perform bad parenting tactics. The author mentions Alfie Khon as an admirable parenting expert, but recommends parents treat their ADHD child exactly how Kohn says you shouldn’t. Also, the narration for this book is horrible.

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Excellent resource for any parent or guardian.

Excellent resource for any parent or person that
cares for, instructs or loves a child with adhd.

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Best book about ADHD

I love this book, it gives you an insight in how your kid feels living with ADHD. It have helped me understand my kids better (w or w/out ADHD) so much better. It makes it easier to feel compassion even when you are very frustrated!.

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Great book

This book provides so much education and strategies to use with patents of children with ADHD. It provides actual evidence based strategies that are healthy and safe ways to effectively communicate with your child.

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good and compassionate info

Very helpful to see the different points of view. Helps to remember to bring compassion dealing with ADHD child

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So helpful!

I’ve struggle for years trying to get my hands around the ‘whys’ of my daughter’s behaviour. This book has given me a deeper understanding of what is actually happening in the household and structure to constructively deal with the challenges.

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Extremely Informative!

I will listen to this book many many many times! It should be a requirement for not only teachers but parents as well! I wish I had found it years ago! Thank you for the insight into my 8 year-olds life!

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  • Jennifer L.
  • 07-18-20

BEST ADHD BOOK!

My son is 8 and we've only known since 6 months ago he has ADHD. This is the best book I've listened to about ADHD. I love hearing the stories from the kids themselves. amazing!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-20

opinion from Australia

well done and practical like it including the reality of the parents and child story

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  • Amanda Lane
  • 10-15-19

great book with lots of real life experiences

left with a whole new view of ADHD, andca lot of great ideas that my wife and I can implement.