What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD

What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD

A 9-Step Plan to Master the Struggles and Triumphs of Parenting a Child with ADHD



There are guidebooks to set expectations for pregnancy and caring for baby, but not one step-by-step guide for the challenge of learning to raise a child with ADHD… until now.

What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD offers a 9-step plan to tame the chaos and turn the struggles into triumphs. Use this guide and the 25+ worksheets included to learn about your child’s behaviors, triggers, strengths, and weaknesses, to improve life for your child with ADHD, and your entire family.  

Don’t be fooled though — this is not your typical book on ADHD. Williams keeps it real, providing authentic, down in the trenches, trial-by-fire advice from a momma who has lived it. Whether your child’s diagnosis is new or you’ve been struggling for years, What to Expect is your instruction manual for effectively parenting your child with ADHD.

The 9 Steps That Will Change Your Parenting
Get Over It
Assemble Your Team
Create Structure
Know Your Child
Establish a Plan
Implement the Plan
ADHD at School
ADHD at Home
Enjoy Your Child
What People are Saying

What to Expect When Parenting Children with ADHD-Facebook-love-testimonials

Science has a lot to tell us about ADHD. This is important, but as a parent of a child with ADHD, you also want to hear from other parents who have survived and thrived despite, with, and because of their child with ADHD. Penny talks about the science, but more importantly, she talks about the lived experience of having a child with ADHD and what you can do to make all of your lives better.

Ari Tuckman, PsyD
Ari Tuckman, PsyD

In the first and only comprehensive guide to parenting kids with ADHD, Penny Williams offers overwhelmed parents the resource she longed for following her son’s ADHD diagnosis, but couldn’t find. Williams’ 9-month plan — a culmination of years of research, networking, and advocacy — moves parents step by step from bewilderment to competency and confidence.

Kay Marner
Kay Marner

Williams offers parents, caregivers, and even health care providers a practical guide to navigate the world of ADHD. From diagnosis to the art of balancing expectations, self, and family, What to Expect leads you step-by-step through the unpredictable journey of parenting a child with ADHD, all while learning to become your child’s biggest advocate and remaining positive.

Dr. Marilyn Griffin
Dr. Marilyn Griffin
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director of the Comprehensive ADHD Clinic at University of Illinois at Chicago
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