"Before you read a single tip or consider a single strategy in this book, please know this: everything in these pages is written with compassion, and an understanding of how challenging it is to parent a child with ADHD. It requires research, organisation, mediation, advocacy, patience, energy and compassion. Remember to extend compassion to yourself.
You will have days when you feel like ‘Superparent’, ready to leap the tallest buildings of bureaucracy. And you will have days when you feel like a failure. Celebrate the good days and learn from the others.
The book is designed for you to flip through and choose an area to work on with your child. Do not feel the need to change everything at once."
MICHELE TONER 2017
"Children with ADHD maybe talented, resilient and often misunderstood. They can be challenging but are never boring. Parenting requires exceptional skills, which can prove difficult when parents have to manage their own mental health issues, negotiate barriers within the home, school and health system.
Understanding and supporting children with ADHD from a young age will improve their education experience, social outcomes in adolescents/adulthood and family functioning”
DESIREE SILVA 2017
"This excellent book for families experiencing ADHD is based on recent research by caring health professionals who want to share their extensive knowledge with those who need it most. It is a unique addition to the literature in this area and will be extremely helpful for parents and individuals with ADHD."
PROFESSOR FIONA STANLEY
FORMER AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AND
CHILD HEALTH ADVOCATE
"Clear, compassionate and thoughtful. An essential, informative, practical guide for anyone who has or knows someone with ADHD."
BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND CO-CREATOR OF THE 5:2 FAST DIET
"The authors have successfully created a fabulous easy to read resource that can help us all, and especially those living with ADHD to better manage our increasingly complex, complicated and challenging world. A timely resource that answers all those curly questions about ADHD that otherwise get left unanswered or unresolved."
DR. JENNY BROCKIS
DIRECTOR OF BRAIN FIT AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FUTURE BRAIN
"ADHD Go-to Guide is a superb book written by two foremost experts in field. Their wealth of clinical experience and academic rigour combine to yield an informative guide which is at once practical, rich, authoritative and scientifically sound. Notably, the book addresses many impairing and resilient aspects of ADHD beyond the core symptoms or related diagnostic categories: such as, difficulties with sleep, emotional regulation, self-monitoring, planning, prioritising, tasks initiation, motivation, frustration intolerance, self-esteem, transitions, sibling relationships, internet gaming addiction and so on.
Understanding and managing these components can have real impacts in improving the quality of life for carers and children alike. There are also practical advice on ‘how can I teach my child’ - to pause, manage time, be punctual, be a friend etc. Many parents have lamented that ADHD children are not born with a ‘user’s manual’. Here is one. It is a well-written practical guide with chapters organised around pertinent questions which, in my clinical experience, all parents ask."
PROF WAI CHEN
DIRECTOR OF THE COMPLEX ADHD CLINIC PERTH, WA
"This book is not only for parents but has important information for physicians, therapists, to communicate important information about ADHD to their patients when they have limited time. This book is a valuable guide and resource that will be frequently used by any health care practitioner, ADHD coach, educator, advocate who has contact with children and their parents."