Here are three books I’ve been reading and recommend to you, here are on Amazon, which I’m sharing so you can use their “Look Inside” feature.
In no particular order:
Parenting ADHD Now!: Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD
by Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster, MHSA CPC PCC
“In Parenting ADHD Now! Diane and Elaine combine their practical know-how and professional expertise to offer immediate, actionable strategies you can use to guide and support your ADHD child compassionately and effectively.
“The material presented in this book is grounded in three main concepts:
- Apply the Coach-Approach to Parenting – This unique method gives you permission to pay attention to yourself, build up your own confidence and self-esteem, and apply these tools when working with your child with ADHD.
- Use Real, Practical Strategies – Learn to effectively navigate the complex terrain of ADHD, confidently minimize ADHD-related stress in your family, and foster your child’s independence.
- Focus on the Parent – This is not about “fixing” your ADHD child. This is about shifting your focus inward and empowering yourself so that you can empower your child as they navigate life with ADHD.
“You can dramatically improve life for your child with ADHD. With Parenting ADHD Now! you will learn to set healthy limits, find compassion and acceptance, change your habits, laugh instead of cry, understand instead of yell, and thrive instead of just survive.”
Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook
by Ari Tuckman, PsyD MBA
“In contrast to many books on ADHD, which can have good ideas but lack practical ways to apply them in everyday life, this guide includes specific recommendations for improving distractibility, working memory, attention, organization, time management, and response inhibition deficits. With strategies based in the science of how the ADHD brain processes information, this reference bridges the gap between knowledge and action.”
by Tim Page
“An affecting memoir of life as a boy who didn’t know he had Asperger’s syndrome until he became a man.
“In 1997, Tim Page won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his work as the chief classical music critic of The Washington Post, work that the Pulitzer board called “lucid and illuminating.” Three years later, at the age of 45, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome–an autistic disorder characterized by often superior intellectual abilities but also by obsessive behavior, ineffective communication, and social awkwardness.
“In a personal chronicle that is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Page revisits his early days through the prism of newfound clarity……For in the end, it was his all-consuming love of music that emerged as something around which to construct a life and a prodigious career.
“In graceful prose, Page recounts the eccentric behavior that withstood glucose-tolerance tests, anti-seizure medications, and sessions with the school psychiatrist, but which above all, eluded his own understanding. A poignant portrait of a lifelong search for answers, Parallel Play provides a unique perspective on Asperger’s and the well of creativity that can spring forth as a result of the condition.”