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Great Read for Parents of Teens & Kids with ADHD

Posted Sep 07 2008 8:07pm

InADHD & Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table, Parents of teens with ADHD will not only be informed but encouraged by this book written by Blake Taylor, a college freshman at UC Berkley. It provides a personal insight into the struggles, and success of a teenage boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Blake’s memoir, written when he was 17, offers, for the first time, a young person’s account of what it’s like to live and grow up with this common condition. Join Blake as he foils bullies, confronts unfair teachers, struggles with distraction and disorganization on exams, and goes sailing out-of-bounds and ends up with a boatload of spiders. It will be an inspiration and companion to the millions of others like him who must find a way to thrive with a different perspective than many of us.

Blake’s mother first suspected he had ADHD when he, at only three years of age, tried to push his infant sister in her carrier off the kitchen table. As time went by, Blake developed a reputation for being hyperactive and impulsive. He launched rockets (accidentally) into neighbor’s swimming pools and set off alarms in museums. Blake was diagnosed formally with ADHD when he was five years old. In this book, he tells about the next twelve years as he learns to live with both the good and bad sides of life with ADHD.

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