Parenting your Child With ADHD
A No-nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-reliance and Cooperation
In Parenting Your Child with ADHD, a psychologist specializing in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offers a revolutionary new intervention for ADHD in children. His thirty years in private practice and research form the basis of a cutting edge approach in which parents identify factors that contribute to the reinforcement of ADHD behaviors and learn to reinforce independent responsibility and empathy toward others instead. Key Selling Points: ? ADHD has become a national epidemic. 4.5 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006), and many parents are seeking medication free solutions for this disorder. Page 69 of 83 TIP SHEET TIP SHEET ? This book offers parents an alternative way to understand and address ADHD symptoms without resorting to medicine or the coercive strategies that are advocated by most current ADHD therapies. ? Craig Wiener is director of the therapy component of ADHD clinic at Family Health Center in Worcester, MA, and has been a consulting psychologist for a Montessori school for over fifteen years. ? The side effects of common ADHD medications include decreased appetite, sleep problems, mood swings, and even heart problems. The largest study on ADHD medication recently revealed that after eight years, there was no difference between children who received medication for their ADHD and those who did not (MTA Study Group, 2009). This study highlights the importance of developing new approaches for ADHD treatment in the future. Description: It is now possible for concerned parents to treat their child's attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without medication. This book shows them how. Written by a supervising psychologist who specializes in child behavioral issues, Parenting Your Child with ADHD presents a groundbreaking program for parents seeking to reduce their child's inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and strengthen his or her capacity for self reliance and cooperation. This unique program promotes positive ways of interrelating and shows parents the five main ways they may have unwittingly reinforced ADHD symptoms in the past. Far from encouraging parents to strictly manage ADHD children, this approach promotes independence in kids so that less discipline and surveillance is necessary. Specifically, this book helps parents promote cooperation by phrasing their requests in specific ways, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child's preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive choice to him or her. Parents learn to resolve problems related to messiness, inappropriate silliness and intrusiveness, chores and helping family members, coordinating schedules, sneaking and stealing, noise and yelling, and overreacting. The second part of the book moves on to issues that take place outside the home, such as shopping excursions, family outings, and travel. Finally, parents learn ways to increase their child's independence and cooperation with schoolwork and compliance in the classroom environment. The child learns the value of being knowledgeable without the motivation of punishment or gift rewards. Author Bio: Craig B. Wiener, EdD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member in the department of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For almost thirty years, he has been working with many individuals diagnosed with ADHD in his private practice.
Oakland, Calif. : New Harbinger Publications, c2012.
Branch Call Number:
618. 928589 WIE
ix, 184 p.