Last Friday, I posted a review of ADHD: Living Without Brakes, which in addition to being a quick, accessible guide to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is full of good advice for dealing with kids who have any sort of executive function deficit.
That also holds true for the book's "Top Principles of ADHD Management," added today to the Harried Parent's Book Club's collection of book excerpts. It includes wisdom like this, which I suppose most of us could apply to our kids: "You do not have a standard child. You can view the issue as a disability. Or, you can view it as wonderful uniqueness. Or, you can view it as both. The perspective of 'standard,' though, is not an option."
Whether ADHD is your child's particular brand of uniqueness or not, check out this list for some ideas on behavior-managing and perspective-gaining.Cover image courtesy of Jessica Kingsley Publishers