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Publisher's Summary

2018 Best Book Awards Winner in Parenting and Family

A 2018 Mom's Choice Book Award Winner

A veteran psychologist presents a proven road map to help ADHD kids succeed in school and life 

You’ve read all the expert advice, but despite countless efforts to help your child cope better and stay on track, you’re still struggling with everyday issues like homework, chores, getting to soccer practice on time, and simply getting along without pushback and power struggles.

What if you could work with your child, motivating and engaging them in the process, to create positive change once and for all? In this insightful and practical book, veteran psychologist Sharon Saline shares the words and inner struggles of children and teens living with ADHD - and a blueprint for achieving lasting success by working together. 

Based on more than 25 years of experience counseling young people and their families, Dr. Saline’s advice and real-world examples reveal how parents can shift the dynamic and truly help kids succeed. Topics include:

  • Setting mutual goals that foster cooperation
  • Easing academic struggles
  • Tackling everyday challenges, from tantrums and backtalk to staying organized, building friendships, and more

With useful exercises and easy-to-remember techniques, you’ll discover a variety of practical strategies that really work, creating positive change that will last a lifetime.  

©2018 Dr. Sharon Saline and Dr. Laura Markham (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Short enough for a busy parent to actually read and use; utterly reliable and authoritative but never pedantic; wise, kind, and teeming with the chirping voices of children who have ADHD; this cornucopia of a book will feed you over and over again. Wonderfully written, infused with positive energy and solid information. All parents of children who have ADHD should buy it.” (Edward Hallowell, MD, best-selling author of Delivered from Distraction)

“We have many effective treatments and strategies to help kids with ADHD better manage daily life, but this book will provide that equally important intervention: feeling understood. I love how this book helps parents create a deeper relationship with their kids so that the whole family can thrive." (Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, author of More Attention, Less Deficit and Understand Your Brain, Get More Done)

“When I give presentations for parents of children with ADHD and executive skill challenges, my message to them is Most of these kids turn out fine! This book is an excellent blueprint for parents who want to make that happen. Dr. Saline is a skilled therapist who has learned to listen to her clients. This book teaches us to do the same.” (Peg Dawson, EdD, psychologist and author of Smart but Scattered

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This book is a useful tool for managing ADHD in children. Very easy to follow, logical approach. Does tend to make it seem like it's easy and the children will respond like magic! Guess I always like to know "okay, so what if that theory doesn't work? then what?!" These kids will certainly find the smallest chink in your armour!

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well done and practical like it including the reality of the parents and child story

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great book with lots of real life experiences

left with a whole new view of ADHD, andca lot of great ideas that my wife and I can implement.

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  • Sun-Sensitive
  • 28-04-2019

Thoughtful and Practical

I’m an ADHD mom with ADHD kids. I didn’t know I was ADHD until after my kids were diagnosed. A lifetime of struggle became clear. From the perspective of an undiagnosed child going through life to a parent of ADHD kiddos, I found this spot on and insightful in so many ways. It’s improved my life and my children’s lives with connection and understanding. Life’s not perfect and we continue our struggles, but we come through in a better way and have focus forward.

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  • Soph
  • 15-01-2019

every informational

this audiobook was easy to listen to. it had a lot of information easy to understand. i have used some of the examples and suggestions with my son (6 1/2)

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  • Shernette Dunn
  • 03-12-2019

Excellent parent resource

This is really great for parents to understand the struggles children with ADHD experiences. A really great resource.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-01-2021

Easy Listen

This book opened my eyes to a lot of things I was unaware of. I have a 7-year-old son who has had an ADHD diagnosis since he was 5. We continue to struggle daily. This book has helped keep my mind in the right place.

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  • Charly
  • 25-07-2020

Bad parenting tips

There is good information about ADHD is this book, but that information is interspersed with encouragement to perform bad parenting tactics. The author mentions Alfie Khon as an admirable parenting expert, but recommends parents treat their ADHD child exactly how Kohn says you shouldn’t. Also, the narration for this book is horrible.

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  • Katherine J Palomino
  • 07-10-2020

GREAT BOOK!!

I loved so much and i will read it again. its very helpful. it will help me alot

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  • Timothy Burns
  • 07-04-2020

Excellent resource for any parent or guardian.

Excellent resource for any parent or person that
cares for, instructs or loves a child with adhd.

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  • Ann-Sofie Lange
  • 03-03-2020

Best book about ADHD

I love this book, it gives you an insight in how your kid feels living with ADHD. It have helped me understand my kids better (w or w/out ADHD) so much better. It makes it easier to feel compassion even when you are very frustrated!.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-01-2020

Great book

This book provides so much education and strategies to use with patents of children with ADHD. It provides actual evidence based strategies that are healthy and safe ways to effectively communicate with your child.

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  • 匿名
  • 27-01-2020

good and compassionate info

Very helpful to see the different points of view. Helps to remember to bring compassion dealing with ADHD child

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  • Jennifer L.
  • 18-07-2020

BEST ADHD BOOK!

My son is 8 and we've only known since 6 months ago he has ADHD. This is the best book I've listened to about ADHD. I love hearing the stories from the kids themselves. amazing!

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