Books for ADHD Parenting

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Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents (2013)

This book was written by an ADHD master expert. Dr. Barkley has dedicated his career to helping ADHD kids, adults and families. He has made it his mission to get the word out about the realities of ADHD and continually advocates to debunk ADHD myths and rumors. This book is an all-in-one compilation of ADHD facts and figures as well as parenting strategies. It is a great resource to keep on your shelf and refer back to again and again. I certainly do. ($15)

The Energetic Brain (2012)

You have to love the title. This book is a wonderful marriage between textbook and advice from a friend. It is written by two professors and a scientist. Included is an abundance of clinical information written so that anyone could understand. This text provides a wonderful education and sprinklings of advice “from the counselor” and “from the teacher” that give some different perspectives. This is a great resource book to have handy. ($12-$18)


Smart but Scattered (2009)

Is this book describing anyone that you know? This resource is an abundance of tips, tricks and tools. The writers really ‘get’ ADHD, as the strategies offered here directly target the typical daily struggles that our ADHD kids live with. Sometimes it can be really difficult to understand why our children struggle so much with behaviors that come so naturally to us. Even more difficult, is trying to figure out a way to teach and support their development of these skills. Can I get an amen! This book can help. Enjoy (and thank me later). ($10-$12/each)


Self Regulation Intervention and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders (2014)

More and more, I hear about sensory processing being a common issue within ADHD nervous systems. This book is a chalked full of strategies for helping our children integrate their systems and find their calm. Wouldn’t that be nice? It is a great resource of ideas for those of you with kids on IEPs or 504 plans. Many of the objects recommended in this book will also be listed in the “Tools to Counquer Success” resource section, for your convenience. ($10-$18)


Do you have a book that you LOVE?  If you know of a resource that has helped you, please let me know. Write your own review of the book and I will feature it here as well (which makes you pretty much famous).