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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward M. Hallowell, Peter S. Jensen Narrator: William Hughes Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9781455191901
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With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, MD, to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including

–Unconditional love — Tune out the diagnosticians and simply nourish the spirit of your child for who he is.

–Viewing the mirror traits — Recognize the positive sides of the negative symptoms associated with ADD: stubbornness = persistence; impulsiveness = creativity; intrusiveness = eagerness.

–The cycle of excellence — Nurture an environment in which a child can safely take risks, reserve time to let a child dabble as a way to learn, encourage playful practice, support mastery of a skill, and then recognize a child’s accomplishments.

Dr. Edward Hallowell is a bestselling author and himself a man with attention deficit disorder. Peter S. Jenson, MD, is one of the country’s foremost academics on ADD and the father of an ADD child. Their combined expertise has created a book that is sure to become an invaluable parenting resource and a classic in ADD literature. It will help parents unlock the gifts of ADD.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Since Hallowell writes in the first person, narrator William Hughes speaks as the psychiatrist. Hughes’ sandpaper voice and sophistication with medical terms are fully credible.”

    AudioFile

  • “A new way to think of attention deficit disorder that highlights the positives and possibilities rather than ADD’s negative connotations. Highly recommended for public libraries.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • Superparenting for ADD is a sophisticated book on ADD that focuses on love and strengths. This is exactly what is missing in the field.”

    Ken Duckworth, MD, medical director, National Alliance on Mental Illness

  • “This beautifully written and groundbreaking book will compel you to look anew at ADD children and to see the gifts that are too often hidden in clouds of frustration and heartache.”

    John Ratey, MD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

  • “Every child deserves the kind of love, empathy, and schooling that is outlined in this wise and generous book.”

    Jenifer Fox, author of Your Child’s Strengths

  • “A barrier-breaking, provocative, and important book.”

    Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

  • “A refreshing, thought-provoking, strength-based approach…An important resource for parents and professionals alike.”

    Robert Brooks, PhD, Harvard Medical School, coauthor of Raising Resilient Children and Raising a Self-Disciplined Child

  • “A must-read for parents, scientists, and physicians and it will obliterate once and for all a purely deficit-based model of understanding ADHD.”

    Susan L. Smalley, PhD, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, UCLA

  • “Written with an exuberance and directness that makes it easy reading for anyone seeking to know more about strategies to help ADD children realize their full potential.”

    Tyler C. Tingley, principal, Phillips Exeter Academy

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/15/2014

    " Some useful ideas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckenna | 12/28/2013

    " The book is alright. It's somewhat vague and he tries to sell you on one plan by Kathy Kolbe that has not had any studies done on it. I'm going to try some of the things in the book. It is a positive spin on ADD/ADHD, which is nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/26/2013

    " If there's anyone with ADD in your life, this is the book you should read first before you descend into all the problem tales and therapeutics. It is a good reminder to see the positive in what is usually perceived as a bloody great nuisance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami | 11/29/2013

    " Very Informative. It gave me some great ideas! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Schaum | 9/18/2012

    " Awesome! It's a great resource and serves as a reminder that you want your child to eventually advocate for himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/21/2012

    " This book described my child in a positive light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skyler White | 11/5/2011

    " An excellent "start here" book for anyone who suspects their child might have ADD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 6/4/2011

    " Well written with perspectives of people with ADD "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/10/2011

    " For me, this book had a lot of great tips. I could totally relate to some of the stories included, as they are just like my child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Jane Timmerman | 12/16/2010

    " Some helpful suggestions and insights. Hallowell is a bit taken with himself and not a fan of punishment. Good resources too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 10/25/2010

    " Really loved this book. The message of loving your child and emphasizing their positive gifts was refreshing. Got it from the library, but I will probably buy it. Wish more doctors were like the ones that wrote this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 9/28/2010

    " I like to read something new every once in a while to keep myself up to date. This is pretty good and has a great index with ideas for other reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckenna | 7/21/2010

    " The book is alright. It's somewhat vague and he tries to sell you on one plan by Kathy Kolbe that has not had any studies done on it. I'm going to try some of the things in the book. It is a positive spin on ADD/ADHD, which is nice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Skyler | 1/24/2010

    " An excellent "start here" book for anyone who suspects their child might have ADD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/4/2010

    " If there's anyone with ADD in your life, this is the book you should read first before you descend into all the problem tales and therapeutics. It is a good reminder to see the positive in what is usually perceived as a bloody great nuisance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 8/21/2009

    " For me, this book had a lot of great tips. I could totally relate to some of the stories included, as they are just like my child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 6/24/2009

    " This book described my child in a positive light. "

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About the Author
Author Edward M. Hallowell

Edward M. Hallowell, MD, author and psychiatrist for adults and children, was an instructor at Harvard Medical School for over twenty years. He is now the director of the Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in New York City and Sudbury, Massachusetts. He is the author of Crazy Busy and coauthor of Driven to Distraction.

About the Narrator

William Hughes is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. A professor of political science at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, he received his doctorate in American politics from the University of California at Davis. He has done voice-over work for radio and film and is also an accomplished jazz guitarist.