Taking Charge Of Adhd: The Complete, Authoritative Guide For Parents
ISBN: 1462542670
EAN13: 9781462542673
Language: English
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1" H x 10" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.113334 lbs.
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Now in a revised and updated fourth edition, this comprehensive, bestselling work has earned its place as the leading resource for parents. Prominent authority Russell A. Barkley guides parents to understand why 6- to 18-year-olds with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) act the way they do--and provides practical steps to help them live up to their potential. Readers learn how to find the right professional help, get needed support at school, and manage challenging behavior using proven techniques. Packed with realistic stories and problem-solving ideas, this empathic guide is solidly grounded in science. New to the fourth edition are a chapter on health risks associated with ADHD, the latest information on the causes of the disorder, current facts on medications, a new discussion of sibling issues, advice for parents who might have ADHD themselves, and much more. Purchasers can download and print several practical tools.

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   A great explanation of the challeneges of children with ADHD
I found this book to be helpful and informative in dealing with ADHD ADD. In addition to the author's other books on ADHD, a very good resource.
Wow. Wow, just wow. The book is incredibly negative. I am 70 pages in, and I can not tell you how many times he has told the reader that children with ADHD will fail at life for x,y,z reasons. I bought this book because I thought it would help me to parent my child with ADHD. It has thus far been absolutely useless. And, to be honest, inaccurate. I was diagnosed with ADD as a child, and I have a great career, manage my household successfully, and manage money very well... some of the things this author claims that ADHD people can not do. It also bothers me that he acts like all ADHD children are affected to the same degree by ADHD. In my opinion, there are varying degrees of ADHD... maybe he gets to this point later in the book? I don 't know if I’ll be able to finish this book. It is pretty alarming to hear the opinion that your kid is going to fail at life. Here are some excerpts from the book. See attached pictures for review.
   No new information
If you are familiar with Barkley's work, buy it. It is like a summary of all the things you already know.
   A GODSEND!!!!
My therapist recommended this book and is beyond that of a life saver. I could not put it down. It explains everything and helps you through every step of this journey. I couldn t more easily recoomend this book! Truly Amazing Book Truly Amazing ''. Helpful, compassionate, and insightful.
   Tough read
This is a difficult read. The book focuses almost entirely on deficits and pathology. Barkley begins by citing research study after research study explaining why those with adhd will struggle forever. Understood that the facts can't be sugar-coated. However, not all of those with ADHD are identical. Many actually have strengths and talents! Wow, what a concept! Barkley's defiant book, raising your other child, is much better. This information is easier to digest and leaves one as a parent or a professional with a sense of optimism. Other authors better articulate this information with a positive stance. I conclude by reiterating that this is difficult to read in its entirety.
   Conventional wisdom, standard authoritative approach.
Well written and easy to read strengths, well strengthened. Has may give examples of where interventions were employed. Easy to follow, easy to set up. Simple execution. Conventional Wisdom Limits Authority - Wisdom, Conventional Approach Doesn 't take developmental skills, lagging limitations or potential trauma history into account a child's lagging skills. With this approach, the will of the parent is imposed on the child without attention to the child's concerns.
I am no parent, but I have my own ADHD child myself. I bought it to get a user manual to tame my inner monkey. The reading got me inspired, I think it will be useful for me and my close ones. The advices given to parents sound good enough and might even become handy in the future.