ADHD 2.0: New Science and Essential Strategies for Thriving with Distraction – from Childhood through Adulthood
A revolutionary new approach to ADD/ADHD featuring cutting-edge research and strategies to help readers thrive, by the bestselling authors of the seminal books Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction “An inspired road map for living with a distractible brain . . . If you or your child suffer from ADHD, this book should be on your shelf. It will give you courage and hope.”–Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling co-author of Raising Cain World-renowned authors Dr. Edward M. Hallowell and Dr. John J. Ratey literally “wrote the book” on ADD/ADHD more than two decades ago. Their bestseller, Driven to Distraction, largely introduced this diagnosis to the public and sold more than a million copies along the way. Now, most people have heard of ADHD and know someone who may have it. But lost in the discussion of both childhood and adult diagnosis of ADHD is the potential upside: Many hugely successful entrepreneurs and highly creative people attribute their achievements to ADHD. Also unknown to most are the recent research developments, including innovations that give a clearer understanding of the ADHD brain in action. In ADHD 2.0, Drs. Hallowell and Ratey, both of whom have this “variable attention trait,” draw on the latest science to provide both parents and adults with ADHD a plan for minimizing the downside and maximizing the benefits of ADHD at any age. They offer an arsenal of new strategies and lifestyle hacks for thriving with ADHD, including – Find the right kind of difficult. Use these behavior assessments to discover the work, activity, or creative outlet best suited to an individual’s unique strengths.
– Reimagine environment. What specific elements to look for–at home, at school, or in the workplace–to enhance the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit inherent in the ADHD mind.
– Embrace innate neurological tendencies. Take advantage of new findings about the brain’s default mode network and cerebellum, which confer major benefits for people with ADHD.
– Tap into the healing power of connection. Tips for establishing and maintaining positive connection “the other Vitamind C” and the best antidote to the negativity that plagues so many people with ADHD.
– Consider medication. Gets the facts about the underlying chemistry, side effects, and proven benefits of all the pharmaceutical options. As inspiring as it is practical, ADHD 2.0 will help you tap into the power of this mercurial condition and find the key that unlocks potential.
Kindness Counts: A Story Teaching Random Acts of Kindness
When Cade’s and his family find out their ice cream order was paid for by another patron, they continue paying it forward, and so starts the discussion of random acts of kindness. Cade takes this idea and runs with it, showing unexpected kindnesses to others. But when Cade’s dad would like him to donate some of his own toys, he has a hard time. Will Cade be able to learn the importance of being kind to others, even when it isn’t easy? Find out in this tale about showing kindness.
When I Couldn’t Get Over It I Learned to Start Acting Differently: A Story About Managing Stress
Kyle is a fourth-grader who sometimes feels blue and out of sorts. He’s not sure why, but he can never bounce back when he gets into a funk. When things go wrong at school or home, he can’t shake it off and just move on. With the help of a kind teacher, Kyle learns how to recognize and manage his sadness by reframing his attitude and learning how to Start Acting Differently. Grades K-6.
Braden was so excited for his upcoming Championship baseball game! The night before he dreamt of that moment]] THE moment]]the oohs and ahhs of the crowd as he scored the game-winning run! But imagine his surprise when he woke up to pouring rain]]and NO GAME! This, coupled with some events at school that don’t go his way, send Braden on an overreaction tailspin! Will Braden be able to recover from his overreacting tendencies and practice the tips of flexible thinking that his teacher and mom teach him? Find out in another comical story by Bryan Smith
Third grader Braden loves to be the center of attention. His comic genius, as he sees it, causes his friends to look at him in awe. But some poor decision-making, such as a few ill-timed jokes in class and an impulsive reaction during gym class that leads to a classmate on the floor in tears, results in Braden’s teachers and mother teaching him all about impulse control. Will the tips provided by the adults in Braden’s life help him see a better way to manage his impulses? Find out in this hilarious story by Bryan Smith.
Amelia is her name and conquering new challenges is her game! She takes up skateboarding with gusto and feverishly builds a swing set for her kid brother. But at the first sign of trouble tumbling off her skateboard and whacking her thumb with a hammer she’s done. Her confidence shattered, Amelia frets she’s a failure. But after a little self-reflection and some loving advice from dear-old Dad, Amelia learns she needs a GONNA-GET-IT-DONE mindset. With her new outlook, she discovers success has many definitions]]more than she ever imagined. Mindset Matters teaches children how to see problems and dilemmas as opportunities to learn and grow, and reveals why failing doesn’t make them failures.
If Winning isn’t everything, why do I hate to lose?
Kelsey’s a typical fourth-grader. She likes to hang out with her friends, play games, do all the standard stuff. But there’s one thing about Kelsey that really gets her into trouble. She is very competitive, and she HATES to lose. So much so that she is not afraid to cheat, throw a tantrum, or just act like a poor sport in general!
When Kelsey’s poor sportsmanship or “sportsgirlship,” as she likes to call it causes her basketball team to lose a close game, she soon realizes she needs to change her ways.
Blake doesn’t understand why he has to clean his room RIGHT NOW. He’ll get to it eventually!
Luckily for Blake, his mom is there to help him understand why it’s important to get started on tasks right away. By exploring his reasons for putting off the things he is supposed to do, Blake soon realizes that he is simply making excuses.
Join Blake as he and his mom go through a few simple steps to help him take initiative and get things done.
Focus. Focus. Focus. That’s the advice Blake frequently hears but fails to follow.
Blake stumbles from one mishap to another because of a complete lack of concentration. He carelessly demolishes a Lego volcano in his rush to look out a window. A baseball bruises his elbow (and ego) because a dirt clod takes his focus off the game. And he ends up all wet when he interrupts his own story to do something foolish.
Can using manipulatives, including squishy erasers, stress balls and glove taps, help Blake maintain focus and strengthen his concentration muscles?
Fix It with Focus adds another entertaining lesson to our Executive FUNction series, written for K-6 students who need a helping hand to learn self-control or manage ADHD.
Why does her brother cry when it’s dark? Why does her classmate
Kayla take so long to do her math? And what’s up with that
strange-smelling dish that Priya brings to lunch every day? With
the help of her parents, Amelia soon learns about the importance
of empathy and starts to see the power it can have! Will Amelia be able to put her new-found skill to good use and help others find the strength in empathy as well? Written for readers in grades K-6, this storybook also includes tips to help parents and teachers foster empathy in every child.