What a great book! As a parent of two ADHD children, I wish that I'd had it earlier. It makes sense of so much of my experience. I'm sure that many parents will find the practical advice very helpful, but what really moved me was how it explained the ADHD brain and the subjective experience of children with ADHD. So many of the struggles and frustrations that I went through are illuminated here.
Also--the book is extremely readable, something for which I'm very grateful. I pretty much got through the whole thing in about two days
Finally, even though I found this book a little bit late, I have another child at home who does not have ADHD. I have to say that one of the beautiful things about the book is that the empathy and way of thinking that it fosters is extremely helpful to parents of all children. As I was reading through the chapters, I found myself thinking of my other child as well.
What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
©2018 Dr. Sharon Saline and Dr. Laura Markham (P)2018 Penguin Audio
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 23 minutes|
|Author||Dr. Sharon Saline, Dr. Laura Markham|
|Narrator||Dr. Sharon Saline, Cassandra Campbell|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 07, 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#2,986 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#4 in Attention Deficit Disorders
#12 in Children's Health (Audible Books & Originals)
#13 in Attention Deficit & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
4.7 out of 5
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Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2018
I'm busy – and I'm sure you are too. We have a child with ADHD and that's exhausting enough. Thank GOD I purchased this book, it's truly there to help you. Easy to read and so easy to implement. Thank you so much for writing something like this! I feel like my family can finally breathe and relax (even if just for a second!) I've heard some of this before, but Dr. Saline goes in depth on techniques and emphasizes collaboration and persistence. SO KEY. I feel like I've been heard and my prayers have been answered. I would recommend this book 10x over.
26 people found this helpful
Therapists working with ADHD kids and teens AND parents of kids and teens with ADHD, buy this book!!Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2018
As a professional specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, I am heartened to read a book about ADHD that is practical, substantive, and engaging. Most people with ADHD can't sustain interest in books about ADHD. This one is different. Dr. Saline does an amazing job of weaving important scientifically based research and knowledge about ADHD with compassionate and effective strategies for helping kids and teens with ADHD thrive. From her clinical work, Dr. Saline clearly knows the psychological risk factors of low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety that can too often develop when kids with ADHD are misunderstood and parented from traditional models. I am hopeful that this will be a parenting guide that will make a difference for ADHD kids and their parents. As a parent of kids with ADHD, I know all too well, when our children are doing well, we breathe and sleep easier, and ANY help along the way is appreciated. While there are no easy answers, Dr. Saline offers practical help parents and kids need and hope that there is light at the end of the tumultuous tunnel. I highly recommend her book!!
23 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2019
As a family therapist, I see parents thirsting for concrete tools to help their kids. Many books about ADHD are full of worthwhile ideas; however, few tell parents exactly HOW to put those ideas to work. Dr. Saline's book is an oasis in the desert for these parents. She gives practical, hands-on advice, telling parents exactly what to do and say to show understanding and provide effective guidance to their children. Her "5 C's" system is a simple yet powerful approach that parents can adopt. By starting with "Self-Control" as her first "C" she enables parents to tackle the way they get triggered emotionally. After applying the "Stop, Think and Act" directive first to themselves, they are better able to teach those same skills to their children. She not only explains to parents of ADHD children the importance of "Compassion, Consistency and Collaboration," but shows them exactly how to put those essential qualities into practice. Finally, her last "C", "Celebrating" our children, helps keeps parents focused on the positive qualities of their children and mindful of how best to show them our pride in them and admiration for them -- through noticing and commenting on small successes rather than blanket statements about how great they are. The book is a must for parents of children with ADHD, and Dr. Saline's advice on helping children deal with their strong emotions makes it a great resource for parents of any child. Finally, as a therapist I have started using Dr. Saline's advice to guide the parents with whom I work, and they are seeing measurable positive results from the tips I have provided.
17 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2020
Wish we had this when I was a child. Back in the late 80’s early 90’s it was not very common/popular as it is today. My mom and I are sharing the book because I read slow and the more information she has the more she can try to connect better with me. I also bought my best friend a copy since she has never had an ADHD friend. This book is very helpful and beyond relatable. These stories and techniques are so expressive and helpful that it’s making my family and friend and myself see things in a different way. I’m almost convinced having ADHD isn’t a bad thing according to this book. It explains why our actions may be so OCD, anxious, always being told NO, why we can’t slow down with the snap of a finger. Especially, love the part explaining not being heard because that’s still a struggle with me. I highly recommend this book even for adults. I may have graduated and still in and out of college but it helps give you answers to why you do things a certain way and you process things compared to others. 5 plus stars if possible.
2 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2018
As a clinician and parent, I am thrilled with Dr. Saline’s new book. She has done a wonderful job of synthesizing complex material and presenting this information in accessible language and most importantly with kindness, empathy, and smarts. Many parents struggle with understanding their child’s behavior and therefore have difficulty empathizing with them and feeling empowered to help them navigate the challenges they face. This book both offers a road map for parents and wonderful stories from the mouths of young people engaged in understanding their brains. I am particularly thrilled that she has offered very clear suggestions for parents and kids to help them create new patterns with their thinking, feeling and behaviors.
10 people found this helpful
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GoodReviewed in the United Kingdom on March 4, 2021
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Parents of ADHD children NEED THIS!Reviewed in Canada on September 3, 2021
This book is amazing ! Not even finished yet and I have already learned so much from this book! It's a must have ! Grab some highlighters and READ! I love how it has pieces from kids with ADHD speaking about their thoughts and feelings when parents do and say some things and why they respond/act the way they do - it's not them it's us ! Love this book !
Eye opener!!Reviewed in Canada on October 3, 2020
Thisnis such a great book. It has changed and made my relationship with my 12 year son much better. I understand him more and more as I read through this book.
As describedReviewed in Canada on April 29, 2019
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