One of the many hats I wear these days is as a forum moderator for ADDitude Magazine‘s online community, ADDconnect.com. The more I read personal stories of confusion, struggle and despair. I feel like so many of these hopeless feelings could be avoided with one concise, simple, intuitive, and conclusive book on parenting a child with ADHD. I have felt this way for quite some time, which is why I began [more…] writing book #2, What to Expect When You’re NOT Expecting ADHD — my time moderating ADDconnect and interacting with its members has just solidified it.
I can’t wait to finish this resource and make it available for all parents of children with ADHD. Parents shouldn’t have to research, gather, and process information from dozens of sources to learn to parent their special needs child. Our ADHD specialists should be sharing this information, but many clinicians just don’t have a broad handle on this special brand of parenthood either. And each individual with ADHD is so unique, that it ultimately takes more than a broad brush to paint a true picture of successfully parenting your child with ADHD. What to Expect When You’re NOT Expecting ADHD will not only provide general guidelines for life with a child with ADHD, but the book and its worksheets will also walk you through getting to know your child in a more meaningful way to best meet their individual needs.
I envision What to Expect When You’re NOT Expecting ADHD as a guidebook for every parent of a child with ADHD.