Review: PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD: Essential Parenting Skills to Understand and Improve your Child's Behavioral, Emotional, and School Challenges by Gustavo Fonte
I believe this book will do a lot of good. The advice and steps are easy to follow, and knowing a family who has grown up with an ADHD kid, I can see the steps they've taken that were suggested in this book, and I've seen it work. Something that really stuck out to me was when the book talked about punishments. Growing up, my mind was everywhere, and constantly moving. I was (and still am) easily distracted. Instead of punishing the child, when you know they aren't being defiant (their brain's just preoccupied and maybe they forgot what they were doing), you give them a gentle reminder. They're not meaning to defy you. Even now as an adult, I don't mean to not do things asked of me, I just... forget. I've found ways around it to remind me or keep me on track, but reading that part kind of reassured me as well. That being said, this book can be used not for young children, but of all ages, I believe, even if you don't suffer from ADHD. This has the potential to be truly lifechanging for those who read it.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a condition that primarily affects children and teenagers, and even runs into adulthood. The book is an excellent source of up to date clinical information regarding the diagnosis, and treatments available. In addition, it offers parents valuable tools to put into practice to help their child improve their behaviors, inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. The book also addresses the myths surrounding the disorder that interfere with the parent's seeking proper care for their child. such as issues at school, at home, symptoms, and causes. Parents with ADHD kids will benefit from applying the lessons in the book as they help and support their child's journey with the disorder.