Survival Strategies for Parenting Your ADD Child: Dealing with Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression, Explosive Behavior, and Rage Paperback – Sep 1 1996
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This unique book addresses, and helps parents find solutions to, the more severe aspects of ADD - something no one else has done.
From the Author
This book comes out of my life. My son Gregory is now 13 years old. Though already well trained as a psychotherapist I was not prepared when his neurologic-based misery emerged nine years ago. I had already raised two daughters and was a successful family therapist at the time.
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.See all Product Description
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with Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression, Explosive
Behavior & Rage" by George T. Lynn, M.A., C.M.H.C.
George Lynn is a Certified Mental Health Counselor in
Bellevue, Washington, and parent of a child with Tourette
Syndrome and ADD.
Don't let the title fool you; this book isn't exclusive to severe
ADD. If you're a parent of a child with Tourette Syndrome or
Bipolar Mood Disorder, you've come to the right place. Are
you looking for strategies for dealing with a myriad of
behaviors like obsessions, compulsions, and explosive
behavior? Welcome home. In "Survival Strategies" you'll
find information to help you unravel the complexities of how
these children feel and think, including numerous tips,
diagrams and charts to help you get out of the loop and into the
Though Mr. Lynn is a counselor, you won't find "disorder" or
"pathological" expertise. Lynn gives the reader solid reasons
for celebrating the precious gifts these children have, while
strengthening and empowering the family. Children with these
attention different diagnoses are not easy to live with, and he
doesn't view them as "problem" kids, but uniquely different.
George Lynn takes you into their world to see the "why" of
their behavior, instead of medicating the answer away. As a
result, he uses attention difference (A.D.), instead of
"disorder," defines common stressors, skips over medication
and leads us to practical problem-solving techniques.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
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
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
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