Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach (APA Lifetools)
The author passes on his wisdom about how to help children with ADHD succeed, and includes medical, nutritional, educational, and psychological information in a format usably by parents, K-12 teachers and school adminstrator professionals, and health care professionals.
Best of the ADHD books - read this one first
By Jennifer Koch "jenniwith3" - August 3, 2006
This book is a winner. I have bought and read many different books on ADHD - from all perspectives - and I like this one the best. It is balanced on the medication issue, with accurate and well-researched medical explanations of the benefits and shortcomings. The title makes it seem anti-medication but the author does recommend medication (with certain caveats, and easy-to-understand explanations of the reasons it may not work well in some individuals), so don't be put off by this if your child is on medication. His goal is to go beyond a simple prescription to give the parent other helpful information that can provide a well-rounded approach to helping their ADHD child. The book is very practical, with questionnaires, checklists, or homework at the end of each chapter.
If you are new to this topic, buy this one first. If you are a veteran but need more tips on how to help your child, this book still has plenty to offer you.
Great Information For Parents With an ADHD Child
By CJS - December 14, 2004
I have over 100 books on this subject and try read anything that will help my ADHD son. The old saying an informed consumer comes true with this disease. You are your child's own best advocate.
Within this book I found some very helpful information I have not read before particularly with respect to diet and protein.
The book offers some wonderful checklists for medication monitoring as well as guideline lists for 504 plans.
It is written in clear concise language. I can tell you it has become a bible in my library of ADHD books.
Kudos Dr. Monastra for putting some new light and useful information on this disease!
A superb supplementary resource
By Midwest Book Review - January 12, 2005
Professional clinical psychologist Vincent Monastra presents Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach, a guide drawn from his years of experience evaluating and treating thousands of children and teens with ADHD. Chapters address simple basic problems and guidelines, including the importance of a lesson plan, how to teach children to manage their anger, why nutrition is critical and why yelling rarely solves anything. Written in plain terms, Parenting Children with ADHD is a superb supplementary resource for lay people, and a "must-read" for anyone charged with raising, giving care to or instructing an ADHD youth.