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Trusted information and resources that support parents and their daughter's health and wellbeing.
Information on this guide does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.
Following is a list of books and resources you may find useful. These books are readily available from your local bookstore, library, or online books seller. Some of these eBooks and audiobooks are in the Kerferd Library online collection and are available for students and staff 24/7. The Kerferd Library eBooks and audiobooks are marked with a red padlock.
Parent resources | ADHD: Online resources
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (Better Health Channel, n.d.)
"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects a young child’s behaviour and learning. Children with ADHD often have difficulty concentrating (are easily distracted), and are impulsive and overactive. ADHD is not the child’s or the parents’ fault... Many children with ADHD say they do not understand why they sometimes feel out of control or very lonely. The exact cause of ADHD is not known." (Better Health Channel, n.d.)
"ADHD Australia was established from a need to stand up for, and support, people impacted by ADHD in order to optimise positive outcomes for those individuals, their families and the community at large." (ADHD Australia, n.d.)
Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia
"Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia began in January 2018, evolving from exploratory conversations within Facebook ADHD support groups on the challenges of supporting young people with ADHD."
Parent resources | ADHD: Podcasts
Parent resources | ADHD: Bookshelf
12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD by
Publication Date: 2020
Over decades of research and work with thousands of families, Russell A. Barkley has become a leading authority on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and teens. He has learned what a huge difference parents can make in supporting their children's success--as well as how overwhelming it can be. This concise guide presents 12 key parenting principles for dealing with common behavioral, emotional, and school challenges. By cultivating a mindset of acceptance and compassion--together with an understanding of the executive function deficits of ADHD--you can strengthen your loving connection with your child and help your whole family thrive. Filled with practical suggestions and quick-reference lists and tips, this is the perfect book to read cover to cover or pick up any time you need extra support.
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Can I Tell You about ADHD? by
Publication Date: 2013
Meet Ben - a young boy with ADHD. Ben invites readers tolearn about ADHD from his perspective. He helps children understandwhat it means to have ADHD and describes what it is and how it feels.Ben explains how he was diagnosed and what he has learnt about ways torelieve his ADHD symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at homeand school.
Living with ADHD by
Publication Date: 2012
Living with ADHD features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a medical expert to help preteens and teenagers feel prepared for dealing with ADHD during adolescence. Topics include causes and risk factors, complications, tests and diagnosis, treatment methods, coping strategies, and giving and getting support. Throughout the book, Ask Yourself This questions encourage discussion. Features include a selected bibliography, further readings, Just the Facts summary of medical facts about addiction, Where to Turn summary of key advice that includes contact information for helpful organizations, a glossary, source notes, and an index.
ADHD Workbook for Teens by
Publication Date: 2011
Focus on Your Strengths and Overcome ADHD Symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, can strike at any time-during class, when you're listening to a friend's story, while doing homework, and did we mention during class? You might find it difficult to pay attention and sit still when your impulses are constantly tempting you to do the opposite. In The ADHD Workbook for Teens, you'll learn simple skills you can use to confidently handle school, make and keep friends, and organize and finish every project you start. This workbook helps you find out who you really are through a series of exercises and worksheets that focus on identifying your strengths and interests. Then, you'll begin using those strengths to create strategies for overcoming the ADHD-related issues you struggle with. *Learn how to calm yourself down when you feel hyperactive or impulsive *Develop plans for meeting the goals that matter to you most *Get your life under control and organize your schedule *Improve your social life by becoming a better listener and friend