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Putting On The Brakes: Understanding And Taking Control Of Your Add Or ADHD

Now in its 20th year of publication, Putting on the Brakes remains the essential go-to resource for kids, parents, and professionals looking for tips and techniques on managing attention disorders.This third edition is updated and revised throughout with the latest info, resources, medication types, and glossary terms on ADHD. Written by two nationally recognized ADHD experts, Putting on the Brakes is loaded with practical ways to improve organizational, focusing, studying, and homework skills and contains more strategies for making friends, controlling emotions, and being healthy.This book gives kids with ADHD the tools for success in and out of school and helps them to feel empowered to be the best they can be!

Paperback: 112 pages

Publisher: Magination; 3 edition (April 15, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1433811340

ISBN-13: 978-1433811340

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #83,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Children's Health > Learning Disorders #126 in Books > Children's Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Special Needs #952 in Books > Medical Books > Psychology > General

Age Range: 9 - 12 years

Grade Level: 4 - 7

I was cautiously optimistic about this book. I excpected my son and I to read this book together while he complained that it bored him to tears. The very first night we read he stopped mid-paragraph to ask questions and discuss what we had read. I was thrilled! He was open and talking - something I don't get very often. I felt like he was beginning to believe that he wasn't the only kid around dealing with this same struggle. This book is a great tool. I believe that it highlights strategies for change. What I find most helpful is that reading the material means that it is coming from another source other than Mom/Dad. This seems to make it easier to accept and discuss. He seems more willing to try things out that have been suggested in the book.

I have recommended this book to parents many times as a way to help their children understand what ADD is. One of the best points in the book is that a diagnosis of ADD is not an excuse. Once one realizes what ADD is all about, one needs to work on ways to be successful, despite it. Written for kids to understand!

Recommended by development psychologist, this book really helped my son understand ADHD in a positive but informative way. He identified with the descriptions and found the suggestions helpful. I would recommend this book for any child or parent experiencing ADD/ADHD. It is particularly helpful for reading together as a family.

There are many books that are much more engaging and informative.Here are some superb books for children and teens with AD/HD.Grades 1-3Mrs. 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 WoodAnnie’s Plan: Taking Charge of Schoolwork and Homework (attention, time management, organization, homework), Jeanne KrausTerrific Teddy’s Excessive Energy, Jim Forgan1-6All 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 Carpenter3-8Journal of an ADHD Kid: The Good, the Bad, and The Useful, Tobias Stumpf4-8Joey Pigza series, Jack Gantos6-12ADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table, Blake TaylorADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild, Jonathan ChesnerA Bird’s-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD, Chris Zeigler DendyPositively ADD: Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams, Catherine CormanThe 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

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