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Boy Without Instructions Audiobook

Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD

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Publisher's Summary

Number-One Best Seller on Amazon!

2014 USA Best Book Awards Winner: Finalist, Parenting & Family

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. Right before your eyes, this initially grief-stricken momma transforms from obsessed-with-ADHD control-freak and helicopter mom to optimistic and (mostly) confident parent of a child who happens to have ADHD. Boy Without Instructions validates your grief and guilt, yet reveals that it's truly possible to craft a (mostly) joy-filled life for your child with ADHD, yourself, and your family.

Β©2014 Penny Williams (P)2016 Penny Williams

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    Mrs 19/09/2016
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    "Negative and depressing"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • JG
    03/05/16
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    "Loved this book!!!"

    I loved this book. I related so much with Penny. I laughed and cried. the narrator was great too. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has a child with ADHD.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • brad key
    07/09/16
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    "not at all what I expected"

    Narrator was the only bright spot. No answers. just a frustrating story about a difficult situation. if you are looking for a story that might relate to your ADHD experience, this is the book for you. if you are looking for how to, or answers, look elsewhere.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • jenna
    30/06/16
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    "great introduction to the world of adhd"

    I found this book to be a fascinating look into how family life is altered by a kid with severe adhd. It certainly changes the way I look at the condition and how parents deal with it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JaCee
    12/02/18
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    "A Mothers Journal..."

    This was a bit frustrating to me. It was more about using medication trial and error to "fix" her son's ADHD, then coping and finding ways to live with this disorder. There were many times in the book that I just wanted to scream at her to use common sense and stop putting her son in the same situation time and time again. She summed it up well and overall the book was not bad, just not what I was expecting.

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  • Michele
    10/02/18
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    "Thank God. "

    This book is my story and my son’s story. I’m so grateful that these words were said.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • HKate St. John
    18/10/17
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    "Frustrating to listen to"

    I hated this book. I didn't even finish it. It wasn't the narrator's voice or anything like that, but everything about the story itself: the names of her character's (e.g. Warrior Girl, Creative H) made cringe (maybe that is just me). The other "hate" factor is just the story itself. The mother (and I really don't want to go around judging other mom's, cause life is tough), but the way the mother handled situations made it difficult to hear... for example, every time the child is out of control she "gives in." I get it. He has ADHD, he has his moments and tantrums and "can't help it" but giving in to such tantrums was unbearable for me to listen to. To each their own, but not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy G.
    08/05/17
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    "It's not just me!"

    Penny made me feel like I am not alone in this struggle of raising a child with ADHD, and maybe it's not all my fault!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simone Turner
    09/08/16
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    "I LOVED TO LISTEN TO THIS"
    Would you listen to Boy Without Instructions again? Why?

    Yes, i loved to listen to this book. The Story is simular to ours and it is worth listening/reading if you have to deal with ADD/ADHD


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course the mother, because i am also the mother


    Which scene was your favorite?

    to many


    What did you learn from Boy Without Instructions that you would use in your daily life?

    To just let my kid be as wonderful as she is


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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