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Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. Paperback – April 4, 2014
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This book was one of the most touching books I’ve ever read, perhaps because I share the author’s journey through ADHD-land (and other LDs), but mainly because of the raw emotion that oozes out between the words. For anyone who has firsthand experience with ADHD and other related issues, you will feel like you are reading a very well written account of your own life. For anyone who doesn’t have firsthand experience but would like to truly understand what the experience is like for those of us who do, this book will accomplish that for you and give you an insider's view like no other I have ever read.
I was often brought to tears by Ms. Williams’ depiction of the struggles that are an integral part of day-to-day life for the families of children with these deficits, and there were times when I actually had to put down the book and take a break because the emotion was so strong. Yes, it was that powerful. On the other hand, it was cathartic for me to have to confront my own feelings as I rode along with Ms. Williams on her/our journey. As I was reading her words, I could feel her anger, joy, frustration, sadness, despair, hope, helplessness and yearning for knowledge and the tools to help deal with her son’s ADHD and LDs, as that is what we go through as we try our best to help our kids learn to live with this frustrating disability and discover the strengths they have lying beneath the surface. ADHD is a never-ending roller coaster ride of emotions, and it can bring you to your highest high and drop you to your lowest low in a matter of minutes, and Ms. Williams has captured all that in her beautiful book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Written with some humor the author shares the trials and struggles of supporting, advocating and managing a child whom she adores with all her heart. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jean Jones
Great read! I could relate to her story on a smaller scale. I learned information and techniques that I think will be helpful for me.Published 2 months ago by LMC
I am super type a but reading this book made me feel laid back in comparison. Lots of drama for the momma. Might be helpful if you feel like that too.Published 2 months ago by Emily Landon
Let me start this review with a thank you to Penny Williams.
Your book is a blessing to many of us. Read more
This book is terrible. From the moment it starts she complains and shares anxieties at the thought of having a boy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thomas Aquinas
Not helpful beyond realizing that other people may have a way harder experience than you do.Published 3 months ago by Eliot's Girl Friday
Love this book! It was so nice to know that I wasn't alone with my son and his ADHD journey. So well written and relatablE. Loved every minute of this book!Published 4 months ago by Devonne B. Ramer
Well Written, any one with an adhd child can relate and learn from this book.Published 5 months ago by tj's mom
As a father of a 10 year old buy with ADHD and other autism spectrum disorder diagnoses, I really admired Penny's story of perseverance and determination to make her son Ricochet's... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bibby T.