Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child

By Edward M. Hallowell, MD and Peter S. Jensen, MD
Read by William Hughes

5.13 Hours 02/27/2008 unabridged
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With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, MD, to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including –Unconditional love — Tune out the diagnosticians and simply nourish the spirit of your child for who he is. –Viewing the mirror traits — Recognize the positive sides of the negative symptoms associated with ADD: stubbornness = persistence; impulsiveness = creativity; intrusiveness = eagerness. –The cycle of excellence — Nurture an environment in which a child can safely take risks, reserve time to let a child dabble as a way to learn, encourage playful practice, support mastery of a skill, and then recognize a child’s accomplishments. Dr. Edward Hallowell is a bestselling author and himself a man with attention deficit disorder. Peter S. Jenson, MD, is one of the country’s foremost academics on ADD and the father of an ADD child. Their combined expertise has created a book that is sure to become an invaluable parenting resource and a classic in ADD literature. It will help parents unlock the gifts of ADD.

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Summary

With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, MD, to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including

–Unconditional love — Tune out the diagnosticians and simply nourish the spirit of your child for who he is.

–Viewing the mirror traits — Recognize the positive sides of the negative symptoms associated with ADD: stubbornness = persistence; impulsiveness = creativity; intrusiveness = eagerness.

–The cycle of excellence — Nurture an environment in which a child can safely take risks, reserve time to let a child dabble as a way to learn, encourage playful practice, support mastery of a skill, and then recognize a child’s accomplishments.

Dr. Edward Hallowell is a bestselling author and himself a man with attention deficit disorder. Peter S. Jenson, MD, is one of the country’s foremost academics on ADD and the father of an ADD child. Their combined expertise has created a book that is sure to become an invaluable parenting resource and a classic in ADD literature. It will help parents unlock the gifts of ADD.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Since Hallowell writes in the first person, narrator William Hughes speaks as the psychiatrist. Hughes’ sandpaper voice and sophistication with medical terms are fully credible.” AudioFile
“A new way to think of attention deficit disorder that highlights the positives and possibilities rather than ADD’s negative connotations. Highly recommended for public libraries.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Superparenting for ADD is a sophisticated book on ADD that focuses on love and strengths. This is exactly what is missing in the field.” Ken Duckworth, MD, medical director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
“This beautifully written and groundbreaking book will compel you to look anew at ADD children and to see the gifts that are too often hidden in clouds of frustration and heartache.” John Ratey, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
“Every child deserves the kind of love, empathy, and schooling that is outlined in this wise and generous book.” Jenifer Fox, author of Your Child’s Strengths
“A barrier-breaking, provocative, and important book.” Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
“A refreshing, thought-provoking, strength-based approach…An important resource for parents and professionals alike.” Robert Brooks, PhD, Harvard Medical School, coauthor of Raising Resilient Children and Raising a Self-Disciplined Child
“A must-read for parents, scientists, and physicians and it will obliterate once and for all a purely deficit-based model of understanding ADHD.” Susan L. Smalley, PhD, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, UCLA
“Written with an exuberance and directness that makes it easy reading for anyone seeking to know more about strategies to help ADD children realize their full potential.” Tyler C. Tingley, principal, Phillips Exeter Academy

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Author Bio: Edward M. Hallowell MD

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, author and psychiatrist for adults and children, was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for over twenty years. He is now the director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in New York City and Sudbury, Massachusetts. He is the author of Crazy Busy and coauthor of Driven to Distraction.

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Author Bio: Peter S. Jensen MD

Peter S. Jensen, MD, is a world-renowned child psychiatrist and the author of more than two hundred scientific articles. He is the CEO of the REACH Institute (the REsource for Advancing Children’s Health). In 1999 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.13
Audience: Adult
Language: English