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Understanding Girls with ADHD does not shy away from key areas of controversy. How, for example, can a family know whether it's ADHD or another set of problems that's the primary issue? How does one deal with the potential use of medication, which is plagued by bad press and abundant myths but which can, as part of a multi-faceted treatment plan, provide great benefit if the right dose is found and if the doctor works with the family to monitor positive effects and side effects carefully? What about longterm risk for eating pathology, substance abuse, and other difficult areas of impairment of salience for girls? How can girls and their families break through the thicket of negative expectations and sometimes toxic family interactions to pave the way for a different set of outcomes?  

Always sensitive, and without hesitation in providing an authoritative tone, this book will empower girls and their families in ways that are sorely needed. Its emphasis on gender-specific manifestations of ADHD and its inclusion of practical means of attacking the executive function deficits that plague girls and women with ADHD will ensure its continued status as core guidebook.

©2015 Advantage Books, LLC (P)2020 Tantor

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educational

As a father of an adhd daughter it was a great listen, well worth listening to , we are still waiting for an assessment on my daughter so this book helped me understand a little more about what's going on . it was teachers that brought it to my attention and then I realized why she was so like me and at 55yrs old I realized what was wrong with me .

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This book has been great, I have been researching Adhd for the past 6mths after monitoring my 5yr old for the last 2-3yrs initially thinking she might have Asd, as she is getting older she is displaying more traits of Adhd. Understanding Girls with Adhd has taught me more about the condition than I have learnt over the last few mths. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who suspects their daughter or someone they know well has adhd and have a notepad & pen to hand as you will want to make notes & there are questions to answer yes or no to which I have found very helpful writing them down.

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  • M. Desmond
  • 26-07-20

Important reading

This book is an important read for parents, teachers, councilors, and pediatricians. That said, it is a hard listen for parents. The statistics focused on in this book are primarily on the worst case scenario side. I wish the authors had provided more specific helps for parents who can’t afford private schools and expensive therapists in how they might initiate behavioral therapy techniques on their own. The book helped me understand my ADHD girls better and alerted me to behavioral red flags to look out for, but it did not provide information on what *I* can do to help them.

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  • Adam
  • 13-07-21

Not Sure This is Trustworthy

this is great information, but there are some things that directly contradict what my child's doctor has said and/or my understanding of current medical science i.e. the use of SSRI medications on "symptom days only" ... which runs counter to the education currently being given by medical professionals regarding these medications. Definitely read the book. but be careful and double check things before applying it.

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  • Melissa G. Nealy
  • 11-02-22

If you want to hear how terrible it is to have ADHD and how to threaten and bribe your kid into behaving the way you want

This book is for you if you want to hear about the terrible risks of your daughter having ADHD. Or how it isn’t your parenting but it’s your parenting that is causing if to be bad. Or if you want to hear how to threaten and bribe your child into doing what you want.

Behaviorist theory has been called into question so many times as being harmful. It is a terrible way to educate or parent and admittedly I have tried it in my desperate search for something that will work with my ADHD daughter. However that’s why we are now paying a therapist because her self esteem is trashed.

I just can’t with this book. Not helpful to me as a parent at all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-22

Opened my eyes even more

This book is fantastic for any mother who feels at a loss no matter what you do. From harping about homework, effort, friend trouble, being behind socially and emotionally, to bullying, medications, anxiety and depression it really helped me open my eyes to the huge amount of things weighing in her plate. As a mom of 5 and having add myself, it is a struggle on my part as well. This book is so spot on for many things and I could relate to some of the paths I went down as an adolescent into teen years and into adulthood. Their studies are accurate and extremely relatable. I recommend this audiobook to anyone. I’m going to have my husband listen to it as well since he doesn’t understand what girls go through or have add. Hopefully after listening to this he can have a more empathetic and compassionate approach to communicating and really knowing what our daughter is going through. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-22

excellent

This was a very informative & eye-opening book. I have learned a lot not only about ADHD in girls, but about ADHD in general.