Series: Lifetools: Books for the General Public
Paperback: 540 pages
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA); 1 edition (November 18, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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I wish I could give more than 5 stars as a way of saying just how good this book is. When my sons were younger I did the play dates with other moms. Now that my kids are at the pre-teen age, it is basically dropping them off for a few hours of fun at a friend's house. And in case of my one son, he has played with the exact same friend since pre-school. Reading Dr. Monastra's newest book has allowed me to expand my own focus on how I can help my son make and keep friends. Sometimes it's not just a confidence thing that 's missing but opportunity that's lacking. Rather then waiting for an innovative program or "professional" at school to lead a social skills group, I have begun to assemble a group of moms with similar concerns to try out the activities recommended in his book. The parents seem to be having as much fun as the kids, as we're all learning together. Loved the stories in the book and the comic strips were great! My kids thought so too!
Dr. Monastra brings his decades of experience working with children and adults with ADHD to his life skills classes and his most recent book. The challenge of learning life skills such as presence, conversation, a growth mindset, grit, and caring for others are even more difficult for children with ADHD. Dr. Monastra's empathy, knowledge, and experience make his book a usable tool for parents and others who work with these children. He has a broad understanding of the causes of poor attention and its treatment.
Great book, wonderful information! Wish I had this when I was a kid, sure would have been helpful as I was growing up! But it'll come in handy teaching my 11 year old son...
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