Review by Library Journal Review
Mental health professional Dendy, a mother of three kids with ADD/ADHD, knows the challenges that parents of children with attention deficits face when the teen years roll around. In this updated and expanded second edition (the first was published in 1995), she shares a lot of tips, insights, and support from other parents, lending a realistic feel to the information. Included are in-depth discussions of ADD/ADHD, diagnosis and testing, medication, and coexisting conditions, as well as advice on discipline, academics, home life, and helping the rest of the family deal with ADD/ADHD. Dendy supplies many forms and other self-evaluation tools that families can use to determine a child's strengths and weaknesses, to assess effectiveness of medication, and to establish a basis for working with school personnel. A comprehensive resource guide rounds out the 17 chapters and six appendixes. This extremely comprehensive edition, full of the latest professional research, is a valuable resource to which parents will refer even as their teens enter adulthood; highly recommended for all public libraries.-Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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