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Parents of ADHD Children

Literature for Parenting

Hi, I’m pretty new to this.  My son was diagnosed with ADHD just a few months ago, and he is 4 1/2.  I want to do everything in my power to help him succeed and cope with the frustrations I know he is having with ADHD, not to mention MY frustrations.  I am looking for a book that I could help guide me toward this goal.  Any good recommendations for ADHD parenting books out there?


There are many great books on parenting kids with ADHD. My two favorites were “The Explosive Child” (Ross Greene) and “Superparenting for ADD” (Dr. Hallowell). I am reading “How to Talk so Your Kids will Listen, and Listen so Your Kids will Talk” right now—while it doesn’t address ADHD specifically, it is an ideal approach to parenting kids with ADHD as well and addresses emotional reactivity. also has a list of 8 books: and several downloads that would be great to read after a new diagnosis:

ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Aug 08, 2014 at 4:22pm

Anything by Dr. Russel Barkley. He also has courses and DVDs. Some of the online courses you can view for free, you just can’t get college credit unless you pay for them. Here is a link to his site.

You could also try Thomas Brown’s site. Here is a link to some of his stuff, but I like Barkley’s stuff better. I think it is easier to understand.

I wish you well.
Sue H in PC, Ohio

Posted by SueH on Aug 10, 2014 at 9:35am

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