5 of the Best Books for Parents of Children With ADHD
5 of the Best Books for Parents of Children With ADHD
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler

Parents need practical advice for helping their children succeed at home and in school. The following resources offer parents the support they need to ensure that children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) build on their strengths, circumvent their weaknesses, and achieve to their fullest potential.

  • The ADHD Empowerment Guide helps parents identify and build upon their child’s strengths and natural talents in order to develop a specific plan to unlock their child’s potential. Using the practical strategies presented, strength-building activities, and the information learned from the questionnaires, parents can develop a success plan that will unlock their child’s potential and build a positive outlook on the journey of raising a child with ADHD. 

  • Raising Boys With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Successful, Happy Sons (2nd ed.) features the latest information on research and treatment for boys with ADHD. Filled with practical knowledge, a dynamic action planning guide, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future. Raising Girls With ADHD, from the same authors, also provides expert information to empower parents to make decisions about identification, treatment options, behavioral strategies, personal/social adjustment, educational impact, and many other issues from preschool through high school. 

  • The Impulsive, Disorganized Child helps parents pinpoint weak executive functions in their children, then learn how to help their kids overcome these deficits with practical, easy solutions. The helpful, proven advice and interactive surveys and action plans in this book will empower parents to take positive action to teach their disorganized, impulsive child to achieve independence, success, and a level of self-support.
  • Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties discusses who these students are; how to identify them; what needs to be implemented; best practices, programs, and services; and specific actions to ensure student success. Along with tools and tips, each chapter includes Key Points, a new feature that will help focus and facilitate next steps and desired outcomes and follow-up for parents and teachers. 

  • 101 School Success Tools for Students With ADHD provides the materials and guidance necessary to assist parents as they empower students with ADHD to become successful learners. The book covers topics that include observing and collecting data on students, creating schedules, assessing a child's strengths, refocusing a child's attention, managing difficult behaviors, implementing calming techniques, providing motivation, and improving study and homework skills.