Raising a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is not easy. Bombarded with conflicting medical advice and worn down by the daily frustrations of child care, parents are likely to feel exhaused, confused, and helpless. This much-needed, authoritative book empowers parents of children with ADHD with the knowledge and the confidence they need to ensure their child receives the best care possible. Features include step-by-step methods for managing a child with ADHD in a variety of everyday situations; the latest information on available medications; numerous techniques for enhancing a child's school performance; and a special section devoted to the needs of the parents.
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is Director of Psychology and Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Guiding Philosophy for Parents of ADHD Children. I. Understanding ADHD. 1. What Is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? 2. A New Theory about ADHD. 3. What Causes ADHD? 4. What to Expect: The Nature of the Disorder. 5. Family Life with an ADHD Child. II. Taking Charge: How to Be a Successful Executive Parent. 6. Deciding to Have Your Child Evaluated for ADHD. 7. Preparing for the Evaluation. 8. Coping with the Diagnosis of ADHD. 9. Ten Guiding Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD. 10. Just for Parents: How to Take Care of Yourself. III. Managing Life with ADHD: How to Cope at Home and at School. 11. Eight Steps to Better Behavior. 12. Taking Charge at Home: The Art of Problem Solving. 13. How to Help Your Child with Peer Problems 14. Getting through Adolescence with an ADHD Child,with Arthur L. Robin. 15. Off to School on the Right Foot: Managing Your Child's Education,with Linda J. Pfiffner. 16. Enhancing Education at School and at Home: Methods for Success from Kindergarten through Grade 12. 17. Keeping School Performance in Perspective. IV. Medications for ADHD. 18. The Stimulants,with George J. DuPauland Anthony Costello. 19. Other Medicines for ADHD. Parent Support Groups for ADHD Suggested Readings and Videotapes