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Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book For Kids About ADHD [Paperback]

Kathleen G. Nadeau
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Aug. 31 2004 1591471559 978-1591471554 3
Parents, teachers and kids will love the checklists found in this book to help children organize their time and daily tasks. New edition includes more explanations about medication and how it works. Also, increased emphasis is placed on the aspects of ADHD that are troublesome to the children.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!!! Aug. 1 2011
My son is 9 and was recently diagnosed with ADHD. We went to the library and borrowed the book to see if he would like it. He loved the book and often refers to the book for tips on how to help him. He will verbally refer to it as well..."remember the pay attention book said to..." This is a great book and has puzzles and games in it too. Strongly recommend it. I bought the book so that he will always have it to refer to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Dec 1 2012
By Dannie
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My 7 y/o son has just recently been diagnosed with ADHD. He is one of those super smart kids that just can't sit still and "thinks" most of the time. He is Grade 2 and this book is easy for him to read and understand. We are working through the book and we both LOVE IT!
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158 of 163 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A straightforward self-help book Nov. 5 2004
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Expert clinical psychologists Nadeau and Dixon have created an absolute must-have for young folks struggling to get a handle on their own ADHD. Now in its third edition, updated with more notes and resources for parents, Learning To Slow Down And Pay Attention is a straightforward self-help book written especially for children with Attention Defecit Disorder with Hyperactivity. The friendly, no-nonsense text offers practical advice and tips, for learning to relax, staying focused, remembering stuff, getting homework done, making friends and more, all without talking down to its young audience. Whimsical black-and-white cartoons help illustrate and reinforce the offered guidelines.
69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take the scary out of ADHD for your kid Aug. 20 2006
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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My [...] is a good reader so this book was at his level. However, we both sat down and read through it. It gave me some great hints as well as helping him to view his problem as managable. He especially liked the illustrations and puzzles scattered throughout the book - clearly with ADHD kids in mind! I am currently plowing through some adult books on ADHD and I keep referring back to this book for a more straight forward approach.
46 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book June 29 2006
By Connie M. Santos - Published on Amazon.com
I got this book when my son was first diagnosed with ADHD and it is wonderful. It helped me understand what he was going through and him understand that he was just different. This book helped him to realize that he wasn't alone and that there are ways to help him help himself. My son feels that he has more control of things and is not afraid to ask questions or for help when needed. He not embarrased by ADHD it's just part of who he is.
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for ADHD - for ANY kid with focusing and organizational issues April 19 2008
By Learning All The Time - Published on Amazon.com
My 10 yo has mild autism, and he has major organizational and focusing issues. This book explains in very clear terms the challenges that face some kids, and steps that can be taken to minimize those challenges.

I love the checklist in part 1, because it highlighted some things even for me that I didn't realize my son needed help with. It helped give my son the language to discuss exactly why he dislikes school so much, rather than just the generic, "I hate school, too much work, too much homework, I hate it!" It was also a revelation to him that OTHER kids have these same issues. Seeing a book targeted so specifically to kids with problems my son has, really hammered home that he is not alone.

The next section of the book is "Things Other People Can Do to Help Me," and this was a pretty weak section of the book, very basic info about the role physicians/medication, counselors, and therapists might have in helping kids with ADHD. I suppose this section's generality makes sense because the book is targeted towards kids.

Part 3 is the meat of the book, with specific strategies kids can use to help themselves get organized and learn to focus. It's all stuff that anyone who reads organizational books already knows (color code, checklists, etc...), but simplified and applied specifically to issues children have. This section also deals with some of the emotional issues some kids have, such as, "Things to Do If I Feel Fidgety", "Learning to Control My Anger", "Learning to Ask for Help", "Problem Solving", etc...

All in all, I highly, highly recommend this book. Parents will probably need to help kids establish some of these routines/procedures, and certainly parents can be helpful in reminding kids of the strategies they are supposed to try to use when they get frustrated/angry.
87 of 96 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Good Ideas April 10 2007
By J. Reich - Published on Amazon.com
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My grandson recently went on medication for ADD. I have read several books and had high hopes for this book. There were some good ideas to use to help with getting organized and sticking to task (really good ideas for anyone not just kids with ADD), but I was disapointed that so much was said about the child having a "disorder", being misunderstood and not fitting in well. In my grandson's case he was having problems completing school work and never felt he had a disorder or had trouble getting along with others.
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