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Parenting ADD/ADHD Children

  1. 1. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles
  2. 2. Parenting ADD/ADHD Children The Definitive Guide for Parents Raising a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder By Elizabeth Miles Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles
  3. 3. Published by Positive Steps Publishing Atlanta, Georgia USA ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted for resale or use by any party other than the individual purchaser who is the sole authorized user of this information. Purchaser is authorized to use any of the information in this publication for his or her own use only. All other reproduction or transmission, or any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any informational storage or retrieval system, is prohibited without express written permission from the author. DISCLAIMER: While all attempts have been made to provide effective, verifiable information in this Book, neither the Author nor Publisher assumes any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. Any slights of people or organizations are unintentional. This Book is not a source of medical information, and it should not be regarded as such. This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering a medical service. As with any medical advice, the reader is strongly encouraged to seek professional medical advice before taking action. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles
  4. 4. Books by This Author • Parenting ADD/ADHD Children: The Definitive Guide for Parents Raising a Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles
  5. 5. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Table Of Contents Chapter 1: ADHD Introduction Chapter 2: Classification Of ADHD Chapter 3: Causes Linked To Development Of ADHD Chapter 4: ADHD Diagnosis Chapter 5: ADHD And diet Chapter 6: FEINGOLD DIET FOR KIDS Chapter 7: TREATMENT OF ADHD IN KIDS Chapter 8: PARENTING ADHD CHILDREN Chapter 9: ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS OF TREATING ADHD Chapter 10: HELP YOUR ADHD CHILD WITH THEIR ACADEMICS Chapter 11: CONCLUSION
  6. 6. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 1: ADHD Introduction ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is something that most of us have heard about at some point in our lives. But the sad fact is that most of us have very limited info about this disorder and know nothing beyond the fact that it is some kind of mental disorder that affects children. You may have a lot of queries like what are the causes behind this disorder, what are the symptoms manifested, how to deal with someone who suffers from ADHD, how to take care of your child's education, if he / she has been diagnosed with ADHD and so on. This book will present detailed answers to all your queries and clear all ambiguity related to ADHD; so please read on. The complete book is available on Amazon: ebook/dp/B007PC36IO/
  7. 7. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 2: Classification of ADHD Type I- Predominance of Hyperactive-Impulsive Behavior As the title suggests, children affected with this kind of ADHD are predominantly hyperactive and impulsive. Their hyperactivity may be manifested in many different ways like inability to remain seated in one place or constant fidgeting, jumping, moving or changes in position. They also tend to talk incessantly, squirm in their seats or interrupt their parents or others, while they are engaged in some activity or while talking to each other. While such behavior is actually common in majority of the children between 2 and 7 years of age, children with ADHD are excessively hyperactive when compared to their peers. The complete book is available on Amazon: ebook/dp/B007PC36IO/
  8. 8. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 3: Causes Linked to Development of ADHD Many of the parents who have children suffering from ADHD are anxious to know about the causes that lead to development of this disorder. They may be concerned whether it is a genetic disorder and will affect all of their children. This concern can be perfectly understood by all of us. Scientists are also desperately trying to pinpoint a cause for ADHD, without much success. All the scientific studies and researches conducted on ADHD have revealed many numbers of possible causes for this disorder, which is prompting the scientists to claim that ADHD may not have a single cause. Rather it is a result of various causative factors combing together. Here are the 5 causative factors that have been implicated as causes of ADHD by these scientific studies: Hereditary, Environmental Factors, Brain injuries, Sugar, Food Additives The complete book is available on Amazon: ebook/dp/B007PC36IO/
  9. 9. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 4: ADHD Diagnosis To construct a consistent procedure for ADHD diagnosis in children belonging to the school going age group, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has fashioned a list of typical guidelines. These guidelines are used by all pediatricians to assess a child, who presents with symptoms or clinical features like inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, poor academic performance or behavioral problems. These guidelines are based on a methodical analysis of the most up-to-date scientific facts about ADHD, concomitant health conditions, and the most frequently used diagnostic methods. Your child's pediatrician will use the following steps in the recommended protocol to confirm diagnosis of ADHD The complete book is available on Amazon:
  10. 10. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 5: ADHD and Diet Western Diet and ADHD The typical western diet is laden with fats, sugars and junk calories. Such a kind of diet is not only dangerous for health in general for everyone, but also is proven to create trouble for kids with ADHD as well. The complete book is available on Amazon: ebook/dp/B007PC36IO/
  11. 11. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 6: Feingold Diet For Kids • About Feingold Diet / Program • Other Disorders Associated with Food Additives Exposure • Important Points in Feingold Program • What is the Success Rate of Feingold Diet? • How to Get Started on the Feingold Program? • How Soon Will the Results Be Seen The complete book is available on Amazon:
  12. 12. Chapter 7: Treatment Of Adhd In Kids • Overview of Medications Used in ADHD • Close Observation and Scrutiny • List of Medications Used • Non-Stimulant ADHD Medications • Side Effects of ADHD Medications • Are Medications Adequate for Treating ADHD? • Non-medical therapy of ADHD • Behavior Therapy for ADHD • Social Training for ADHD Kids • Support Groups for ADHD The complete book is available on Amazon: Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles
  13. 13. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 8: Parenting ADHD Children • Clear Instructions Should Be Given • Rewards for Good Behavior • Penalizing Bad Behavior • Your Aim as a Parent • Helping Your Child • Helping Yourself in Dealing with the Stress • Some Help in Getting Your Child Organized • Are Children with ADHD More Prone to Accidents? • What Can Parents Do to Protect Their ADHD Kids from Accidents? • Loss of Weight in ADHD • What to Do When Summer Comes? • Changes in Medication during Summer Holidays
  14. 14. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 9: Alternative Options Of Treating ADHD • Herbal Therapy for ADHD • Supplements for ADHD • Yoga for ADHD • Meditation for ADHD • Homeopathy for ADHD • A Word of Caution before Choosing Alternative Therapies for Your Child The complete book is available on Amazon:
  15. 15. Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles Chapter 10: Help Your Adhd Child With Their Academics • First Step in Helping Your ADHD Child with Academics • How to Use Their Skills to Help Them? • Bringing Assignments Home • Checking and Reviewing of Assignments • How to Set Up a Schedule for Homework? • Setting the Mood for Doing Assignments • Video Games and ADHD The complete book is available on Amazon:
  16. 16. Exclusive Bonus Download: ADHD - Helping Your Anxious Child Copyright © 2012 Elizabeth Miles