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Parenting Your Child with ADHD: A No-Nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-Reliance and Cooperation Kindle Edition
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Kathryn Kvols, author of Redirecting Children’s Behavior and president of the International Network for Children and Families
L. Alan Sroufe, PhD, professor at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota, and author of The Development of the Person
I highly recommend this book for all educators who are seeking alternative methods to work with students who test the boundaries of behavior. Craig B. Wiener gives us examples and insights to assist us in understanding why and how some children who were previously described as having conditions” can be worked with using techniques that can modify unacceptable behaviors. This book supports the Montessori method, which also endorses doing the hard work necessary to help the child for the long term. I suggest to anyone interested in positive results to put in the time and effort with methods that are outlined in Wiener’s new book.”
Christine Kovago, director at Pincushion Hill Montessori School
Parenting Your Child with ADHD is a very impressive book that challenges assumptions about ADHD in a thoughtful, skilled fashion. Wiener offers parents an alternative approach to medicationone that emphasizes nurturing a child's self-confidence, self-reliance, self-discipline, and resilience. He highlights practical and realistic strategies to address common issues faced by children with ADHD, their parents, and teachers. His empathic, nonjudgmental perspective is evident on each page of this book. Parenting Your Child with ADHD will serve as a rich resource for parents and professionals alike.”
Robert Brooks, PhD, coauthor of Raising Resilient Children and Raising a Self-Disciplined Child
About the Author
Craig B. Wiener, EdD, has worked for over thirty years to help individuals diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. He is a licensed psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His years as clinical director of outpatient mental health at the Family Health Center of Worcester and clinical experience in private practice led him to create a unique approach that identifies the factors that contribute to the reinforcement of ADHD behaviors. He lives in Worcester, MA.
- ASIN : B009ZT5O3A
- Publisher : New Harbinger Publications; 1st edition (December 1, 2012)
- Publication date : December 1, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 2958 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 201 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1608823962
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,792,533 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What brings me to give the book a lower rating is that his claims--which are scientific claims--are not substantiated by any footnotes or information or data.
It is also sort of strange that he underplays the differences he has with other researchers so the reader may not pick up on his view that parenting is the crucial (and only element) here.
You have to ask--if we are absolutely throwing out the genetic links or any other of the science, then why decide on parenting as the core reason for ADHD? Couldn't society or education or many other environmental causes have a role to play? How do we know it isn't physiological? How do we know diet plays no role?
It seems like hubris to throw out the science because one doubts the data and decide on one's own causal story without similarly decisive data. That is, he appears to be using his intuitions as a psychologist to hypothesize on what ADD/ADHD is without substantial evidence because he has decided the evidence from neurologists and other scientists isn't decisive. He describes various anecdotes where parents overparent in some way, and then claims this as a cause of ADD/ADHD. Are the anecdotes true? Have these children been studied? Is he simply 'imagining' a scenario where a kid ends up with ADD/ADHD because his parents don't teach him to tie his shoes early enough?
I am giving it three stars because I think his theory of ADD/ADHD isn't necessarily relevant to the advice he gives parents. It's excellent advice, in my opinion. His view is empowering and helpful. I think his parenting suggestions are ultimately good ones. However, at the same time he is adding to a harmful supposition that there ADD/ADHD is simply an invented condition as the result of poor parenting and it appears that evidence is pointing in the direction of many different psychological and neurological conditions as having physical and environmental causes. We may not know decisively what the causes are but there are clearly some manifestations that are better explained as neurological rather than behavioral. So why not simply admit we don't know the cause rather than hypothesize an alternative developmental & parenting cause?
I believe that one thing that causes some confusion is the difference between medical diagnoses and mental health diagnoses. Medical diagnoses (e.g. strep throat) are black and white. It IS strep throat and we know what causes it and how it is cured. Alternatively, mental health diagnoses are very different. They are purely descriptive. The manual used (now DSM 5) lists a series of symptoms, and, if the patient identifies with X number of symptoms, the diagnosis can be made. What it does NOT indicate is WHY the person is exhibiting this set of symptoms of WHAT may be a solution to change. So, in ADHD children may identify with the same set of symptoms, but for very different reasons. It is the role of the clinician to work with the patient and/or family to discover why these symptoms are occurring, and, once that happens, the solution becomes clearer.
There are many contributing factors to someone behaving in a particular way and Dr. Wiener offers the consideration of reinforcement as a way of understanding the behavior and some "hands on" techniques to avoid patterns that may be reinforcing negative behavior and introduce others that could create reinforcement of the behavior patterns we are seeking.