Bombarded with conflicting professional advice and media reports, and worn down by the daily frustrations of caring for their child with ADHD, many parents end up feeling exhausted, confused, and totally helpless. They forget that they know their own child best, and they surrender control to others. Revised and updated to incorporate the most current information on ADHD and its treatment, this acclaimed book empowers parents by arming them with state-of-the-art knowledge and much-needed support. It provides expert guidance on when, why, and how to seek professional help--and what parents can do on their own to help their child succeed.
Drawing on his clinical work with thousands of children with ADHD and their families over the last 22 years, Dr. Barkley provides concrete suggestions for improving children's behavior, enhancing their self-esteem, and restoring harmony to the home. The book explains what the latest research has revealed about what ADHD is, its causes, and the most effective intervention strategies. Chapters discuss the problems that children with ADHD typically face as they grow from toddlerhood through adolescence, and how ADHD can affect family dynamics overall. Also provided is crucial information about working effectively with health care professionals. Parents learn how the disorder is diagnosed and ways to prepare for the evaluation--as well as how to cope with the difficult feelings that a diagnosis may evoke.
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This is a book for parents who are ready to take charge of their child's life. Strong on advocacy and parental empowerment, it combines the latest available scientific information with sympathetic guidance to provide parents with everything they need to know to help their child overcome the obstacles of ADHD.