Item description for Survival Strategies for Parenting Your ADD Child: Dealing with Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression, Explosive Behavior, and Rage by George T. Lynn, Lynn & T. Lynn George...
Overview Provides strategies for dealing with problem behavior and low self-esteem in children with ADD and the stress it brings
Publishers Description Children with ADD can have severe and very challenging behavioral problems. Research has shown that some children are "born" difficult to parent. These kids may be unmanageable, have no friends, be full of rage, or take dangerous or destructive risks. They may carry any number of psychiatric labels: "ADD, " "ADHD, " "Tourette Syndrome, " "Obsessive Compulsive, " or "Depressed" and their extremely stressful behavior can destroy family unity. In our society these children are frequently medicated or placed in mental hospitals. But this doesn't have to happen. Author and therapist George Lynn works with "difficult" kids in his practice and he has addressed these problems on "National Public Radio." Writing from his experience as both a parent and a counselor, he provides parents with methods which can heal the fractures and pain that occur in families with these problems. He believes these "troubled" children are invariably gifted in unusual ways. George Lynn describes six essential strategies parents can use to deal with their own distress and rage as a result of a child's provocation. He also addresses the problems confronting single parents with ADD children.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Survival Strategies for Parenting Your ADD Child: Dealing with Obsessions, Compulsions, Depression, Explosive Behavior, and Rage?
Very helpful Apr 20, 2005
I found this book to be a life saver for me at a time when I thought my 8 year old was going to harm himself or another family member. He has since been diagnosed with cyclothemic disorder but at that time he was having severe reaction to anxiety medication causing him to appear bipolar. The book helped me identify factors causing his behaviors and to seek out appropriate clinical help. I still continue to refer to this book when the going gets rough and recommend it frequently to others who have children having similar difficulties.
This Book is a True Blessing!! Apr 3, 2002
I am a single mom , and both my sons have been diagnosed with ADHD. This book is truly a survival guide. It is very well written and understandable. It has answered all the questions that I had that no one else seemed to fully explain. I now have an incredibly deeper understanding of how my sons perceive this world of ours. I highly recommend this book to any parent looking for answers. It is like a bible and I am so grateful that I found it. The tips,charts,helps, and personal experiences make this book a must!!!
Parents, you can do it! Mar 10, 2001
This is a wonderful book that can literally change the lives of despairing parents of children with attention problems. It doesn't just present coping strategies, it addresses the heart of the problems by exploring two main questions: how can parents move from seeing their child as an terrible trial to seeing him/her as a challenge that can be met? And how do they move from seeing only the child's behavior to understanding what's going on inside? After these two central underlying issues are addressed, parents can move on to strategies to help their child learn new behaviors, such as identifying when stresses are building, practicing relaxation and focusing techniques, and finding satisfying activities. The book also helps parents understand the strains on their marriage and their other children, and find ways to regain some peace and pleasure. I came away from this book feeling more equipped to be an appropriate teacher for my child, helping her to identify and meet her own needs, rather than another adult voice telling her to "behave properly." The book could use a little editing, but the ideas and strategies can help any parent move from feeling helpless and desperate to feeling capable of supporting, loving, and helping their child.
A Gentle Hand Reaching Out Jan 5, 2001
After coming to your site today to order yet ANOTHER copy of this book, it dawned on me that I need to write a review also! I probably should just order a CASE of them next time as I am continually recommending this book to others. When you receive a diagnosis that your child has one or more of the "differences" that George Lynn writes about, it can be so frightening and you often feel hopeless and very much alone. This book is like a gentle hand reaching out to you in the darkness. He not only gives you the important clinical information you may need to move forward, but more than that, when you come to the end of the book you feel affirmed, encouraged, empowered and with the deep belief that "yes, my child may have these issues, but just look at his wonderful gifts as well!" In my work as a pastoral counselor I time and time again find mysaelf sharing this book with weary and often very frightened parents. I too know this feeling of despair as I am the mother of one of these wonderful, wild children! Thank you George Lynn for reaching out your hand to me and to my son through this healing book. You have saved our lives, and I am eternally grateful.
Full of positive, useful information. Oct 10, 1999
Finally, a book that explains ADHD and all related disorders in one book. I appreciate the simple, easy to understand language, as well as, the techniques the author suggests. This book is the best one that I have read on the subject! A must for one's personal library!