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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593638620
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593638627
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I know a lot about boys with ADHD. I have worked with hundreds of them, we raised one, and I was one. I found Raising Boys With ADHD to be filled with insights, information and information that would be extraordinarily useful for parents who are facing the daunting—but rewarding—job of guiding a child with ADHD through the shoals of boyhood.

The book offers practical advice and up-to-date information on this puzzling disorder. Beyond merely defining the problems, the authors provide solutions and strategies. This book will go a long way in enhancing your knowledge and parenting techniques. Read this book. Keep it close by. Refer to it. Reread it. Its contents will help you to better understand the needs of your "unhappy wanderer." --Richard D. Lavoie, M.Ed, M.A. Author, THE MOTIVATION BREAKTHROUGH Producer, THE F.A.T. CITY WORKSHOP

Raising Boys with ADHD is a reasoned and reasonable, practical and inspirational guide for parents focused on preparing boys with ADHD to transition successfully into a happy, functional and emotionally healthy adult life. Forgan and Richey are experienced clinicians, deftly blending their knowledge of science and experience to create a practical, readable and useful guide for parents of boys with ADHD. This volume will be on my short list of books I recommend to parents of children with ADHD. --Dr. Sam Goldstein Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Attention Disorders, and coauthor, Raising Resilient Children

The book is informational and action-oriented: terms are explained, and current research and treatment options are explored in language that parents can understand, use with their sons, and disseminate to others. --Publishers Weekly, March 19, 2012

About the Author

Mary Anne Richey, M.S., is a parent of an adult son with ADHD and a Licensed School Psychologist with the Palm Beach School District.

Jim Forgan, Ph.D., is a parent of a young son with ADHD and is an Associate Professor and Licensed School Psychologist.

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Very good examples and easy to read.
Jennifer M. Broadwater
The book is loaded with practical information for parents and gives numerous strategies.
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I have read it and already recommended it to parents of my students!
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By DB on March 1, 2013
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As other reviewers have stated, the authors are parents and Psychologists, and this is they simply and with first-hand knowledge explain ADHD itself and the multiple options used to "treat" it. My struggle was with medication, like most parents. They explain most of the medications mentioned by the Pediatrician and their side effects as well as the results they've witnessed with some of these medications.
They are also very candid to tell parents that there are risks to Not medicating a child who is struggling to focus in all of life's parts.
My struggle was also with whether my son was just "being a boy", immature, inattentive (ADHD), or if it was my parenting causing his behavior. They deal with all of this as you read through the book. Its a very easy ready, too. Not cumbersome and wordy like many books.
You will be glad you bought it if you have questions like I did.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By T. Bennett on February 21, 2013
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My 8 year old daughter has ADHD. I got this book assuming that there isn't that much difference between boys and girls and I feel I was correct. I just replaced son/boy for daughter/girl and the book was very relevant. I really like that this book is new - 2012. It gives lots of advice for planning your child's 504 or IEP. Some alternatives to traditional school were listed. In general I thought this book was very good. I like that the authors weren't anti-medication.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Janet Mentore Lee, Ph.D. on April 22, 2012
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James Forgan and Mary Anne Richey are both experts in the field of ADHD and have written an incredibly thorough and educational book for parents of boys with ADHD. This book is quite empowering, as parents are provided with an in-depth understanding of ADHD along with a "tool kit" that is chock full of helpful parenting strategies. Every parent will be able to relate to this book's clear and concrete layout. This comprehensive book addresses ADHD in the context of the developmental stages of infancy through beyond the teenage years, so parents will be able to continuously refer to it as their sons develop. It is a welcome addition to the field of ADHD.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Sammarco on March 28, 2013
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My son has been diagnosed with ADHD for 6 years - so I've had some time to acquire knowledge about the subject. I purchased this book hoping that I could garner some insights about strategies I hadn't yet tried. I found that there was great information that can be applicable for parents new to the field and parents that have been in this boat for years. There were a lot of ideas on therapies you may not have tried, strategies you can try at home, and tips for helping teachers help your son. I made notes and tabbed sections that I thought were insightful. I find myself calmer and yelling a little less because I am reminded that many reactions I receive or the result of the ADHD. Although this is not new information - reading the book was a great refresher. Nothing was "dumbed-down" and I found that very helpful - particularly in the discussion of the medications. I would suggest this book for anyone with a boy that has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and even to families with boys in general. The strategies can be used for all boys.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer M. Broadwater on November 21, 2013
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Although this book was bought to help me with my 9 year old son, I think many of the chapters can help girls with ADHD just as well. I found myself shaking my head in agreement when the book described what happens when a boy plays video games and it's time to end them. Very good examples and easy to read. I skipped over the high school and early years sections since they were not applicable at this time. It is very different to discipline an ADHD boy than a normal boy and this book gives some great ideas of what will work and what will not.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Llaneza on March 19, 2013
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I am not alone in this world!!! The book describes absolutely everything I have been through with my ADHD boy, and it filled me with comfort!!! There is light at the end of the tunnel, a must read for everyone who cares about a ADHD boy!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on September 2, 2014
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I loved this book. Great insights for what I should do as a father for my son and how I should react to the frustrations we encounter. I really learned a lot about ADHD and what my son is going through. I always figured I knew about ADHD and what would be best for my son to help him get through it. I was wrong, and this book really helped me adjust my parenting style to suit my sons needs in a more constructive and effective manner. While I don't believe I was ever a bad father, this book has really helped me up my standards to how I approach raising a son with ADHD and I am a better father for it.

Another thing to note regarding this book is you might not have to read all of it right away as some parts are geared towards your son at certain ages. The sooner you identify ADHD in your child the more impact you can have in controlling it. If you suspect your child has a problem its worth it to buy this book quickly and even if your son doesn't have this its still a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DrPamVetro on June 13, 2012
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This book is full of heart! It captured me from the first sentence of the introduction. It is very readable (lots of bullets) and summarizes material in the field to make it accessible as a quick reference. The book is loaded with practical information for parents and gives numerous strategies. I love the tables and charts that are not only informative but also evaluative. Authors Richey and Forgan have tried the treatments discussed in the book and are clear about those that did not work for their sons. The book is also reassuring and hopeful. The authors let parents know that ADHD in your child is not parents' fault but rather a circumstance of biology. The book is scientific and personal as the authors chart ways to harness ADHD behaviors in the right direction. I will recommend this book to my patients.
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