I have read just about nothing but books on parenting a child with ADHD and learning disabilities for the last six and a half years. It’s not that I don’t enjoy fiction, or other perspectives on a variety of topics, it’s just that I’ve had tunnel vision in trying to help my son.
As I’ve settled into life with a kid with ADHD a bit, and I got the two books in my head out into the world, more time has opened up for reading things outside my ADHD blinders. Knowing Terry Matlen, I was anxious to read her new book, The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done.” I knew her book would be packed full of helpful ADHD tips I could use and share. And it was!
This book is packed FULL of many simple, excellent, and realistic tips for women with ADHD. From cleaning to shopping, from success with finance to success in the bedroom, Terry addresses all the detailed daily struggles of women with ADHD, from the perspective of someone who gets it, who has lived it. Right from the start, you are comforted in the knowledge that the person writing this book “gets it” — she gets your life and your challenges better than almost anyone in your life. That’s worth the cost of the book right there!
I feel like this book is not just for women with ADHD though — the tips within are applicable to moms too — those who are just poor organizers, moms in general, and definitely moms who feel overwhelmed by motherhood. Terry’s tips are a way to simplify life and control it, instead of letting it control you.
If you’re a woman with ADHD, I highly recommend Queen of Distraction.
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