Suddenly I found myself faced with the immensity of Gregory's problems -- his night terrors, obsessionality, rage, and powerful hyperactivity -- that I felt helpless to prevent. As I turned my personal interest and professional focus toward kids like Gregory, I discovered that I was not helpless. I learned to listen and look closely to what was happening and began to see the patterns formed by stress, brain chemistry, and social experience and what could be done.
This book is the product of my journey down this path. It is the chronicle of the wisdom of my clients' struggles and my own learning. It is the acknowledgment that more than excellent, loving parenting is needed to bring up some kids. It is a survival manual for parenting and parent self-care. It is a book that I would have liked to have found years ago when Gregory was first facing the challenges of his neurobiology that could have given me some answers about what we needed to do to take care of ourselves and Gregory so that he could grow up to fully realize his gifts and life joys.
Finally, a book that explains ADHD and all related disorders in one book. I appreciate the simple, easy to understand language, as well as, the techniques the author suggests. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 1999 by "pooh1kid"
Though this book dealt with all the right issues, it was so fogged with psycho-techno-terminology, one has the sense it is written for professionals rather than parents. Read morePublished on July 25 1999
My son, who is 13, was diagnosed with ADD, ODD, OCD, and depression about 4 years ago. As a result, I've collected a library of books on each subject. Read morePublished on June 4 1999