Synopses & Reviews
What are ADD and ADHD? What does it mean to have ADD and ADHD? How can kids diagnosed with ADD and ADHD help themselves succeed in school, get along better at home, and form healthy, enjoyable relationships with peers? In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, Free Spirit’s newest survival guide helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing (when needed) with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.
"Packed with good advice...A useful tool for families who are dealing with the myriad issues associated with ADD/ADHD."
—School Library Journal
"This upbeat book gives plenty of positive reinforcements and focuses on managing life now."
—Voice of Youth Advocates
"This book covers in one chapter what took me years to figure out. If you have ADD, The Survival Guide is for you."
“Do you know a kid struggling with ADHD? The Survival Guide is a book about them, for them. In simple, understandable language, Dr. Taylor provides concrete information and tips on the ADD/HD diagnosis, school, family, friends, emotions, and even ideas for a healthy diet. This is an empowering book for young people and is loaded with ideas, resources and some humor.” —YouthWorker Journal
About the Author
John F. Taylor, Ph.D., has written and created many materials for young people with ADD and ADHD and their families. He is the founder and president of ADD Plus, a company that offers resources and workshops for parents and teachers of kids with ADD and ADHD. The father of three children with ADD, John lives in Monmouth, Oregon.