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Great resource

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Reviewed: 22-11-16

Comprehensive, clear, concise and up to date. As a parent of a child recently diagnosed with ADHD, I gained a lot of knowledge and understanding of my daughter's condition now and what the future might looks like. Good advice on what to do and what not to do when managing behaviour in an ADHD child and a well structured and comprehensive section on medication. Thank you Dr Barkley!

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Negative and depressing

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Reviewed: 19-09-16

Don't buy this one if you are hoping for a positive viewpoint and the ability to learn good strategies from other parents who have walked the ADHD path before you. This book focuses very much on the negatives and the bad days. It over dramatises the tough times that come along with ADHD. I felt compelled to keep listening as I was sure the author was at some time going to reassure me that persistence pays off or give some ideas to make things better. Any sniff of positivity only came right at the very end. Not one to lift your mood and help you look on the bright side I'm afraid. If you want to listen to someone having a good moan about how awful things can be for a family on the constant up hill struggle of having a child with ADHD...you'll love this book!

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Comprehensive, informative, reassuring

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Reviewed: 13-09-16

As a parent whose daughter has recently been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, I found this book very helpful. The information is clearly presented, it is comprehensive in its explanation of key topics such as diagnosis and medication, and it provides good hints and tips to help manage ADHD.

I especially liked the fact that the authors (both of whom have ADD so know what they are talking about!) are sure to highlight the positives of this condition and how to work it to your best advantage. The various case studies were also good to hear real life examples.

Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to know more as they step into the world of ADD/ADHD.