ISBN-13: 9780982420430 / Angielski / Miękka / 2014 / 42 str.
Important: This book is intended to be an affordable, quick read for parents, teachers, relatives or others interested in understanding what childhood ADHD is all about. This book purposefully does not go into parenting strategies. Please note, if you would like the same information found in this book AND parenting strategies for childhood ADHD, please consider our newly released book "ADHD What's Next? Parenting Strategies for Home and School." If you don't need the parenting strategies part and you simply want to learn or educate others on childhood ADHD, then this is the right book for you "I'm Bored What's Next?" helps us see there is much more to childhood ADHD than simply inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Authors Eric Unruh and Gary Unruh know all about ADHD, as they are both diagnosed with it and together have spent 60-plus years helping kids and parents understand and accept ADHD. Deliberately written to be a short read, they describe ADHD through the riveting minute-by-minute, inside life of an ADHD boy named Chad and his mother, followed by 19 core descriptors of what ADHD really is - concepts like: * ADHD kids are unable to be bored. * ADHD kids are ultra-focused, not just inattentive. * ADHD kids have problems visualizing how long tasks will take. * ADHD kids get frustrated when told to shift from a stimulating activity to a less stimulating activity. Eric and Gary's true picture of ADHD successfully moves us to a deeper reality of what it's like to live with ADHD. Acceptance is the first and most important step in helping an ADHD child move from simply surviving to truly thriving. Keep in mind this book is intended to be an affordable, quick read for parents, teachers, relatives or others interested in understanding what childhood ADHD is all about. This book purposefully does not go into intervention strategies. However, many times the only intervention required to help an ADHD child is making sure those who surround them at home and school have a true understanding of what ADHD really is. Authors Eric Unruh and Gary Unruh currently have a book in the works that will address intervention strategies called "I'm Bored What's Next? 5 Steps to Help an ADHD Child," due out late 2015. Eric Unruh, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with 18-plus years experience. He has worked in public schools, as well as various clinical mental health settings for children. As a child, he was diagnosed with ADHD and understands the gift and struggles of having ADHD. Eric has since helped hundreds of ADHD children become successful at home and school. He is now the owner and clinical director of Peak Counseling in Eagle River, Alaska. He is happily married with two very active children. Gary Unruh, MSW, LCSW has been a child and family mental health counselor for over 40 years. During that time he and his wife, Betty, have been blessed to raise four beautiful children and he is a proud "papa" of nine terrific grandchildren. He published his first book in 2010, "Unleashing the Power of Parental Love: 4 Steps to Raising Joyful and Self-Confident Kids." From these experiences, he has now published his second book, "Golden Rule Parenting: Treat Your Child the Way You Would Like to Be Treated."