November 21, 2012

Coping with ADD

It's a challenge for kids living with ADD or ADHD.  The following two books offer helpful advice that can be used at home and at school. Children can learn how to pay better attention, deal with homework, master relaxation techniques, control their emotions, and keep friends. The second book also includes information about medications and diet. Both books can be shared with parents and teachers.

Learning to Slow Down & Pay Attention: A Book for Kids about ADD
by Kathleen G. Nadeau and Ellen B. Dixon

A useful book for kids who want to control their ADHD behaviors. Tips for problem solving and controlling anger are presented in short bulleted lists that are easy to follow. The friendly cartoons keep the tone positive and upbeat. Charts and activity pages are fun and helpful. 

A very good book for ages 5-8.

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD
by John F. Taylor

Taylor offers lots of advice for kids who are faced with ADHD challenges. Each chapter begins with quotes from real kids, which reassures readers that they are not alone. There are some very useful tools that kids will find valuable, like KITE (to identify behavioral choices and choose the right one) and LEAP (to learn from mistakes). Easy quizzes and mini-scenarios keep the tone light and friendly. 

For ages 8-12.

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