Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Woodbine House (September 15, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #83,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #35 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Children's Health > Learning Disorders #127 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Special Needs
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 8
I just finished reading the book, Journal of an ADHD Kid and I found it facinating and entertaining. Learning about ADHD from the perspective of a middle school young man that has it, made the reading very authentic. Before reading the book I knew very little about ADHD, only that young people were often diagnosed with it and treated with medication. I think this book would be especially valuable for other young people with ADHD that have the same struggles that Tobias has experienced. Knowing that there are many others, just like Tobias, that have same frustrating issues with school, family and life in general, would help. The strategies Tobias has developed to deal with his ADHD will hopefully help others to manage their lives too.Parents and teachers will benefit from this book, it gives you a perspective of ADHD that you won't find in text books or when you Google it. The words Tobias writes come come from the heart and from his real-life experiences.I am a member of the same community in central Minnesota as Tobias. He has been a great customer of mine at the Farmers Market and I coached his traveling basketball team two years ago. He is a very intelligent, compassionate young man.Tobias was very brave to write this book. He realizes he may be opening himself to teasing or possibly bullying; but he wants to tell his story to help others. I think this book will accomplish just that. What a kid!
Great book for kids in grades 3-8.Here are some other superb books for children and teens with AD/HD.Grades K-3Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have Wiggle Fidgets, Barbara EshamMy Warp Speed Mind, Donalisa HelsleyOtto Learns About His Medicine, Matthew GalvinShelley, The Hyperactive Turtle, Deborah MossMy Friend Has ADHD, Amanda Tourville80HD: A Child’s Perspective On ADHD, Trish WoodTerrific Teddy’s Excessive Energy, Jim Forgan1-3Annie’s Plan: Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework (attention, time management, organization, homework), Jeanne KrausK-6All Dogs Have ADHD, Kathy Hoopmann2-6Jeanne Kraus- Get Ready for Jetty! My Journal About ADHD and Me, Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book about Living with ADHD3-6Captain Underpants series, Dav PilkeySlam Dunk: A Young Boy’s Struggle with Attention Deficit Disorder, Roberta Parker3-7Sparky’s Excellent Misadventures: My ADD Journal, Phyllis CarpenterThe Survival Guide For Kids With ADD or ADHD, John Taylor4-12Positively ADD: Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams, Catherine CormanADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table, Blake Taylor4-8Joey Pigza series, Jack Gantos6-12ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild, Jonathan ChesnerA Bird’s-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD, Chris Zeigler DendyThe Sensory Team Handbook (for sensory processing/integration symptoms of AD/HD), Nancy Mucklow8-12Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook, Ari Tuckman
I just read Journal of an ADHD Kid and it was great. I am 9 years old and have ADHD too. I was able to make lots of connections and feel better about myself. When I read the first chapter, I had so many connections, I looked on the cover to see if my name was on it. Before reading this I was feeling a bit alone and kind of down on myself. This book helped me learn more about ADHD and realize that its not that bad at all. At the end of each chapter I liked answering the questions and it made me crack up a few times. I would recommend this book to every single kid with ADHD. It helped me feel good about being different. I think other kids with ADHD will have lots of connections too.
As a teacher, I am so impressed with the candor and wisdom shared by Toby's book. This young man has shared his day-to-day experiences with such courage so that we can understand his life - and by association - the lives of many other people we know. What makes this book so powerful is Toby's genuine willing to sharing his personal experience. For teachers and families, this book can help us understand what young people are going through and realize how we can best support our students and loved ones. MAJOR kudos to Toby for his effort, time, and intention to positively impact the world and people's lives. (And gratitude to his family for all their support and encouragement of Toby as his shares his story.)
I just finished it this weekend! It's a great book for any kid/teen who is or has been diagnosed with ADHD. I would recommend this book to any parent, educator, counselor or person who would like to better understand the mind of an ADHD kid. This book also gives some great tips and suggestions in dealing with some everyday struggles, told from the perspective of a kid. It explains the process, feelings, and insight from a middle school kid dealing with this that I think many will be able to read and find a piece of them in this book. This would be a great reference book to a parent of or child who has just been diagnosed with ADHD. It's a brave book that will remind many they aren't alone in dealing with some of these struggles.
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