If your adolescent has ADHD An essential resource for parents
Book - 2018
Adolescents (ages 12-20) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk for academic problems, strained relationships, peer rejection and unsafe behavior -- and parents are often at a loss for how to handle these challenges. If Your Adolescent Has ADHD: An Essential Resource for Parents provides the up-to-date information and down-to-earth support that parents need. It offers an in-depth look at causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and parenting strategies. Contrary to what ...was once believed, ADHD that starts earlier in childhood usually persists into the teen years. Yet even experienced parents are often caught unawares by the fresh challenges that adolescence brings. This book is one of the few to address ADHD in the context of teen friendships, dating, curfews and sports and extracurricular activities. It also offers practical advice from a leading psychologist on determining readiness to drive and instilling good homework and study habits. This book is a readable, reliable guide to evidence-based treatments for ADHD including behavioral therapy, medications, and educational interventions. Some approaches, such as school-based mentoring, have been little discussed in other parenting books. The authors also offer effective behavioral strategies that can be used at home, including communication and negotiation, problem solving, rewards, strategic punishments and behavioral contracts; and advice for older adolescents on dealing with college, work, and moving away from home.
New York, NY :
Oxford University Press
- Item Description
- "The adolescent mental health initiative of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the Sunnylands Trust."
- Physical Description
- xi, 218 pages ; 21 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Main Author
- Other Authors
- Introduction: Same old ADHD, brand-new teenage challenges
- ADHD from A to Z: essential facts you need to know
- Finding the best treatment for your teen: behavioral approaches
- Finding the best treatement for your teen: ADHD medications
- Your teen at home: building strong bonds and positive behavior patterns
- Your teen in the community: fostering friendships and safe choices
- Your teen at school: promoting smart learning and study strategies
- Transition to adulthood: supporting independence, staying involved.