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on January 4, 2013
I found this book to be not only useful in helping kids with ADHD but also with parents who wish to help their children cope better in life generally. The book has lots of practical skills,and activities for kids to do,but they are heavily pencil based which maybe difficult for some people. However, they are short exercises,which is great, from decision making, getting organised ,dealing with homework, controlling anger to specific behaviour. Many exercises could be done as part of a daily conversation or as a family activity to help reinforce what has been done from the book. Again, I think every family (ADHD or NOT) could benefit from many of these exercises. However there are two points which I think could be improved in this book.
1. The author constantly uses "kids with ADHD,many kids with ADHD,some kids with ADHD",and after a few exercises, it seems to drill into the child/parent that they are ADHD. So i would prefer the author dropped the ADHD label. After all the person understands the reason why they bought this book.
2 The author has many exercises for parents and children to do,but he gives very few examples or answers that some parents could use with younger children. It would be nice to give an example or two.
I would recommend this book but you should photo copy the exercises so you can do them again and again.