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Jan 31, 1995
| ISBN 9780679759454
Apr 14, 2010
| ISBN 9780307874436
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Jan 31, 1995 | ISBN 9780679759454
Apr 14, 2010 | ISBN 9780307874436
Evan, five years old, hardly stands, much less sits, still for more than a few moments. Jessie is eight — she’s adorable…she never finishes anything on time…she’s a dreamer. Cal is fifteen — he is so impulsive that his parents worry he’ll try drugs on a whim.What do these kids have in common? Do they remind you of your own children?The most talked-about childhood syndrome of the eighties and nineties is ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). This developmental disorder disrupts a child’s life and often results in low self-esteem, poor grades and even social and emotional problems. These problems usually are not outgrown — without help. But does your child have ADHD?ADHD is characterized by the following groups of behaviors:Inattention— making careless mistakes— difficulty sustaining attention— problems with listening— failure to finish schoolwork or chores— difficulties organizing— trouble sustaining mental efforts— losing things— being easily distracted— forgetfulness Hyperactivity/Impulsivity— fidgeting/squirming— trouble staying seated— inappropriate running/climbing— difficulty playing quietly— being on the go/driven— talking excessively— blurting out answers— difficulty awaiting turn— often interruptingAll children display many of these behaviors at some point. But-according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, Fourth Edition, for a child to be diagnosed with ADHD, six or more of these symptoms of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity must have persisted for at least six months.Is Your Child Hyperactive? Inattentive? Impulsive? Distractible? offers an invaluable step-by-step program already used by thousands of parents to help you change these behaviors at home. Don’t just watch it happen; help your child help himself.
Robyn Freedman Spizman is the author and coauthor of numerous parenting, educational, and how-to books. A motivational speaker, she has… More about Robyn Freedman Spizman
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