If your child has ADHD and you want to understand how to help them, here are some of our top recommendations.
Number One: Super-parenting for ADD
Dr Edward Hallowell has decades of experience working with children experiencing ADD. He argues that ADD is often misunderstood, and he has teamed up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen to provide parents with a new approach to helping their child with ADD. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan, including unconditional love, viewing the mirror traits and the cycle of excellence.
Number Two: Raising Boys With ADHD
Written by professionals who have sons of their own with ADHD. This book aims to empower parents to help their sons with ADHD succeed in school and throughout their lives. Filled with practical knowledge, resources and tools required to support parents in addressing the various strengths and challenges that boys with ADHD experience.
Number Three: Mindful Parenting for ADHD
Written by a pediatrician, this book aims to assist parents, and their children keep calm, flexible and in control. This book includes effective mindfulness techniques to overcome daily challenges experienced.
Number Four: Easy to Love but Hard to Raise
This book includes an anthology of personal experiences written by parents of children with ADD and ADHD, along with various other diagnoses. The written experiences of parents focus on honest feelings and lessons learned, epiphanies, commonplace and extraordinary experiences. Some of the topics include how children came to be diagnosed, the experience of dealing with problem behaviours, experiences with/feelings about treatment, school experiences, children’s social interactions, parent’s emotional and physical health, marriage, and other relationships.
Number Five: Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids
This book is filled with 60 fun activities to help children self-regulate, focus and succeed! With this book, parents can help their kids reframe how they think about ADHD and discover their unique talents. Topics include an overview of ADHD, skill-building exercises and action-oriented learning.
Number Six: Nowhere to Hide
This book focuses on a new way of looking at why kids with ADHD/LD struggle at school; it provides strategies to reduce stress and includes helpful rating scales, checklists and printable charts to use at school and home.
Number Seven: Boys Without Instructions
Within this book, Penny Wiliams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression through the learning curve of parenting a child with ADHD. This book exposes the genuine grit of the moment-by-moment peaks and valleys of this special parenthood.
Number Eight: 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD
This book combines expert information with practical advice by sharing eight key concepts to help parents with their children with ADHD. The book focuses on developing and strengthening effective interpersonal skills in both parents and children.
Number Nine: What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew
This is an insightful and practical book where veteran psychologist Sharon Saline shares the words and inner struggles of children and teens living with ADHD, with a blueprint for achieving lasting success by working together.
Number Ten: ADHD: How To Parent A Happy Healthy Child With ADHD
This book aims to help parents discover what they can do for their child to flourish; it provides answers to questions and gives real-world solutions. Some of the topics included are: how to find the best therapy for your child, the importance of keeping an ADHD journal, hints and tips for avoiding meltdowns and reducing your stress levels.
We hope you found this list of 10 books for parents of children with ADHD helpful in your search. If any book stands out for you, let us know! What other books do you recommend? We’d love to hear them!