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  • Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition

  • The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
  • By: Russell A. Barkley
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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From distinguished researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this treasured parent resource gives you the science-based information you need about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its treatment. It also presents a proven eight-step behavior management plan specifically designed for six- to 18-year-olds with ADHD. Offering encouragement, guidance, and loads of practical tips, Dr. Barkley helps you make sense of your child's symptoms, get an accurate diagnosis, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great resource

  • By Mrs on 22-11-16

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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Boy Without Instructions

  • Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD
  • By: Penny Williams
  • Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Most books on ADHD don't dare expose the genuine grit of the moment-by-moment peaks and valleys of this special parenthood - the gut-wrenching, crying on the bathroom floor, feeling like you're losing your mind truth of the matter that is learning to successfully parent a child with ADHD. Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a child with ADHD changes that. Williams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression through this learning curve during this harrowing ride.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Annoying

  • By Anonymous User on 24-10-18

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!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Driven to Distraction

  • Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
  • By: M.D. Edward M. Hallowell M.D., John J. Ratey
  • Narrated by: John McDonough
  • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 54
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 43

Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes - from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming - and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I needed to hear!

  • By Amazon Customer on 22-08-16

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.