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Book Title: The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems Into Strengths|
The author of the book: Lara Honos-Webb
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 427 KB
Edition: New Harbinger Publications
Date of issue: March 1st 2005
ISBN 13: 9781572243897
Read full description of the books The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems Into Strengths:I know some of my friends were waiting to hear my opinion on this book. Really there were some good moments; things that reminded me that above all else, loving my son unconditionally is the most important thing, and being sure he knows it. But I had to take a break from this book -- like a few months break -- before I could finish it because of how anti-teacher and anti-medication it is. Honestly, she made teachers sound like bumbling idiots who run around screaming that every disruptive child has ADHD. This lady must have had a run in or two with a couple of lemons for teachers. Way to go with the generalizing, chick. Then she tries to make it sound more legit by supposedly softening the blow, saying things like teachers have so much on their plates and so many students to manage that it's no wonder we look for help in any way we can get it, even with a "poor teachers!" vibe. Like she's on our side. As a parent of ADHD and a teacher who gets them all BEFORE they're medicated, LADY YOU HAVE NO CLUE what my perception is! And she LITERALLY suggested talking to the priest of your church and asking him to make the service more active or interactive or something like that if your ADHD child has a hard time behaving in church. Wiggedy-WHAT?! That was the moment when I finally unleashed the wild laughter that had been building up since the early pages of the book. Oh yeah AND she generalized that all kids with ADHD have extra sensory perception for other people's emotions AND a special connection with nature. Yep, all of them. They're all destined to be hippies. Maybe that's why she doesn't want them on meds because she's afraid it will lead to lots of pot heads or too much free love or a revival of black light posters.
I was so hopeful because I really do see my son as being gifted and I can see where his brain -- that certainly works differently from the average child's -- is UNIQUE and different and just WONDERFUL in ways that don't even make sense to me because I can't relate. I was hoping this book would be a look into the ADHD brain, give some case studies, give some real-life examples of how this "disability" is a talent in disguise, because I believe that for many kids it really is. That's not what I got out of this book, though. Actually, I think when I started reading in back in the fall there might have been some stuff along those lines but I guess that's just not what stuck with me if there was. It couldn't have been much and it was certainly overshadowed by the crazy talk.
Read information about the authorLara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., is the author most recently of The Gift of ADHD Activity Book: 101 Ways to Turn Your Child's Problems into Strengths. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, author of four books, and is considered one of the world's leading authorities on attention deficit disorder (ADD) and depression. "
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