Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles; 2nd Rev edition (May 7, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,584,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #51 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Special Needs > Hyperactivity #288 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Children's Health > Learning Disorders #3182 in Books > Parenting & Relationships > Parenting > Early Childhood
I found this book to be very helpful and full of very concrete ideas on how to help my son. It puts things in language that everybody can understand not just doctors. It doesn't start with the mindset that Retalin is good or bad like most books these days, it just says that if you do take it then try this, this and this to make it eaiser!
We have applied Dr. Taylor's recommendations to our child. We did not discontinue the Ritalin. By applying Dr. Taylor's ideas on nutritional supplements, diet modification and sensible parenting together with the medication, our son improved his academic performance from straight "D"s on his report card to all "A"s, "B"s and one "C" in the same academic year. Needless to say we are very proud of our son and very grateful to Dr. Taylor.
As the parent of a child with ADHD, I've read a lot of books on the subject and on related conditions. I've investigated many different approaches and therapies. This one book could have replaced my years of research. Dr. Taylor gives the reader a clear, understandable description of why these kids behave the way they do, and of the major options for helping them.Unlike many other authors, Taylor has dealt with ADHD as a parent, as well as a professional. He is able to see these challenges from the parent's perspective, and his compassion comes across clearly. This is a welcome change for parents who are very tired of being blamed for things over which they have little control. The author's bio notes that he has over 30 years of successful experience in helping families of these challenging kids...and it shows!The book has a user-friendly approach that can be understood by the layman, but it also provides impressive documentation to support the science. After you finish reading it, I would encourage any parent to share it with their child's teacher. Or, better yet, donate a copy to the school for all the teachers to use.
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