Synopses & Reviews
The number of children being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD has skyrocketed, along with prescriptions for Ritalin and other powerful amphetamine drugs to treat these problem children. This pharmaceutical answer to a behavioral disorder is one of the most controversial subjects in parenting today, and Dr. David Stein offers parents a safe, foolproof alternative.Challenging the disease theories of ADD/ADHD, Stein discusses the conditions in modern society and the American family that cause so many children to hate schoolwork and behave disrespectfully to all authority figures. Rejecting the pill solution, he presents a truly effective parent training program called the Caregivers' Skills Program that helps children learn appropriate behavioral and cognitive skills permanently, without drug therapy. Parents are trained to teach their children to love reading and learning, and to respect authority at home and at school. Stein presents case studies from his own highly successful practice that demonstrate the remarkably effective CSP that can help parents, educators, physicians and therapists treat today's problem children.
About the Author
Dr. David Stein is professor of Psychology at Longwood College in Virginia. In addition to teaching, he has been a clinical practitioner, writer, researcher, and public speaker for over 25 years during which he has campaigned against the use of amphetamine drugs to treat children labeled ADD/ADHD. He is the author of many professional publications and scientific presentations, and has won numerous awards, including the 2000 Outstanding Teacher Award at Longwood College.