Item description for How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and on to Learning by Carol Barnier & Barnier Carol...
Overview Homeschooling highly distractible, ADHD, or just plain fidgety kids. A great resource for teaching a child who struggles with focus. From the mother of an ADHD child, this book is a welcome resource for parents struggling to teach their energetic and spirited children. Parents will receive not only support and understanding from someone who's been there, but will learn fun, active, and effective ways to teach everything from reading to history. Creative reproducible activity aids that you'll want to use right away A phonics program where every lesson is a quick game kids love Instructional games, manipulatives, and motions that will help you work with, not against, your child's learning style Math strategies that make even a workbook fun Many more effective, fun solutions to the daily dilemma, "how to I teach my child tomorrow?"
Publishers Description This is the only resource out there for an audience that is desperately seeking it. Using techniques highly successful with any child who struggles with focus, parents learn how to teach their child tomorrow. includes reproducible aids.
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Studio: Emerald Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.01" Width: 8.53" Height: 0.33" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 2001
Publisher YWAM Publishing
ISBN 1883002702 ISBN13 9781883002701
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Barnier & Barnier Carol
CAROL BARNIER is a humorist and speaker, frequent radio guest and author, Pastor's kid, Christian. . .and former atheist. These days she admits she takes her God, her faith and her theology very seriously, but herself. . .not so much. To every task she brings along her slightly irreverent humor, whether tackling the issues of being very ADHD, the discomfort at being asked to be the older woman in a Titus program (after all, Titus rhymes with phlebitis--proceed with caution), or how to love today's "woman at the well." But in her latest project--bringing tools and hope to the parents of prodigals, Carol rolls up her sleeves and shares ideas and stories from the heart and from her own journey. In every talk, every article, every interview and every book, it is her objective to not only inspire people, but to give them something they can take home and use immediately. She lives in Connecticut with her husband of 25 years and her three kids.
Reviews - What do customers think about How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and on to Learning?
An excellent resource!! Feb 18, 2008
What a breath of fresh air! I have two ADD/ADHD kids. My first son was just put on meds for his complete inability to focu(ADHD/Inattentive). I wanted to give him ways to focus and stay on task but wasn't sure where to start. This book was full of terrific ideas. I just devoured it! I can't wait to implement some of these things in our routine. This book provided many concrete ideas without all the fluff.
My second son is just downright ADHD and Ms. Barnier's descriptions were right on. I do actually let him sit on his desk and he has long since abandoned his chair. I really appreciated the discipline advice in this book. It was comforting to hear that #1. She's also found spanking ineffective (yet doesn't denounce it all together) #2. She is mindful of what triggers her son and can see the decline (we call it "meltdown mode"). And #3. It helped me to see that it's ok to intervene with those triggers and keep that boy on a short leash!!
Oh, and I also have to THANK Ms. Barnier for making this book an easy read!!! I was easily able to retain what I read while being distracted 100 million times from my highly distractable children...lol! Most of what I find on ADHD is so full of medical jargon and clinical study after study that it makes my brain hurt. Really, I haven't always been this way. I used to be smart..then I had children.
Great ideas! Jul 26, 2007
I saw Carol at a Homeschool Convention and the book covers her talk but in more detail and also gives a hard copy so as to make it easy to refer back to and remember. The book is good for all kinds of kids, not just ADHD. It's a great resource for the homeschool parent. It's also encouraging to know I'm not the only one who's kid has climbed on the refrigerator.
What a blessing! Apr 24, 2006
We saw Carol Barnier at a homeschool convention recently, she is an amazing (and hilarious) speaker and I love her books. My son is very wiggly and distratactable, it was nice to see that we are definatly not alone with our experience homeschooling a hyperactive child. Her suggestions are wonderful, practical, and encouraging. My favorite chapter is "seeing the gift in this child," it really gave me an appreciation for my son's unique talents and personality. I have never seen a book like this, I know it will be a valuable resource we will turn to often now and in the years to come.
Thank God for this book Dec 28, 2005
This book is a very encouraging and uplifting book. The author, having experience in raising and teaching a highly hyper-active child, is full of compassion and wisdom. If you're looking for encouragement in homeschooling or raising a special/hyperactive child, this book is a must-read. It encouraged me as well as helped me create some very exciting homeschooling ideas for my own ADHD child.
Absolutely realistic and fun! Jun 15, 2004
Carol Barnier's book on homeschooling active children really struck a cord with me when I first read it. I had homeschooled just such a child and she really knew how it works. You don't have to be homeschooling a child with ADHD, however, to use this book--her teaching methods are just so much fun that any homeschooling parent will benefit from using them! This is a book that will make you fel good about yourself and your teaching, while showing you how to do more than just survive--you'll learn to have the time of your life!