The Center for Disease Control reports that 5.4 million children between the ages 5-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD by a healthcare professional. Of those children, boys were (13.2%) more likely than girls (5.6%) to have been diagnosed with ADHD.
Children with ADHD can have a difficult time fitting in at school. There are treatments and behavior management strategies that can help. The main thing to remember is that not all ADHD children are the same. You have to find what works best for your child. Working with your child’s doctor and teachers can help make it easier for your child.
The growing population of boys diagnosed with ADHD leaves many parents wondering what to do next. Raising Boys with ADHD empowers parents by offering practical solutions and action steps to ensure that boys with ADHD are successful despite their diagnosis.
Raising Boys with ADHD
Raising Boys with ADHD covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as:
• Early Diagnosis-Recognizing symptoms such as little interest in cuddling, constantly moving, and low frustration tolerance in infancy in essential to early diagnosis and intervention.
• The Preschool Years- Transitioning to preschool can bring additional stresses to an ADHD child. This can cause oppositional behavior. A strategic plan must be developed to determine qualities that make a school a good fit for your son.
• Transitioning To Work and College – This book provides detailed strategies to help teens with ADHD understand and navigate through the job application and college admissions process, while transitioning into young adulthood.
• Developing A Dynamic Action Plan –The Dynamic Action Plan pulls together action steps from each chapter. It helps the parents to develop a strategic plan detailing their goals for their son over a five year period.
This book is filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools. The resources and tools provided in this book help address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD. This book provides parents of ADHD children with encouragement and hope for the future.