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If you are not AMERICAN, do not buy this book!,
This review is from: The Gift Of Adhd: How to Transform Your Child's Problems Into Strengths (Paperback)
I do not know why the psychologist that diagnosed my son with ADHD recommended this book to me as the one and only book I should read on the topic. This book is so clearly geared to an American audience that I do not know why it has been translated to Swedish or is recommended by a Swedish psychologist. There is basically nothing I can use from it in our daily life. Everything it talks of is the American school system, rewards and items that exist on that continent, describing their life style and so on.
Example: Cut out pictures from magazines of surfers and surfboards to teach your child how to surf on his emotions. Excuse me but are all ADHD sufferers in her mind people from California USA? My child is 6 years old and does not even know what surfing is so how can I encourage him to imagine himself surfing when he is throwing a tantrum and our magazines certainly do not have pictures of such things since that is not a sport we are able to do in our waters.
Other complaints I have about the book is that where are the pre-school children in this book? And why does it feel that this book is for single mothers only? She gives no information on what to do with siblings of the child. How to teach them to not tear their sibling down when I try to change his behaviour and build something up. She mentions nothing of siblings' frustration with their ADHD diagnosed sibling.
This book seems to assume that you are a single mother with one child who has been diagnosed with ADHD, that the child is about 12 years old and that everything is just a mess in school, all teachers negative. There is nothing about pre-school children and how to prevent problems arising in school or in for the school start. What one can do to prepare the child and future teachers.
I do not know what sort of purpose this book has because the exercises are just non-sense and what you really need is a hands-on class where you learn the techniques from a teacher and other parents. This book just makes you confused and depressed. It feels like standing in front of mountain and you do not know how to start climbing it to get over.
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Initial post: 12 Feb 2016, 17:18:50 GMT
I'm in US and I don't surf...should I be looking for a UK book? p.s. pre-school age is far too young for ADHD diagnosis. Good luck!
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