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1st Edition

Raising Boys With ADHD
Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons

ISBN 9781003237471
Published September 3, 2021 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

Written by two professionals who have "been there and done that" with their own sons with ADHD, Raising Boys With ADHD empowers parents to help their sons with ADHD find success in school and beyond. The book covers topics not often found in other parenting guides such as the preschool years and early diagnosis and strategies for teens transitioning to work and college. Filled with practical knowledge, resources, and tools needed to help parents address the many strengths and challenges of boys with ADHD, this book provides parents with encouragement and hope for the future.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Coming to Terms: “My Son Has ADHD. Now What?” Chapter 2 Treatment Options for ADHD Chapter 3 Infancy and Preschool Chapter 4 The Elementary Years Chapter 5 The Teenage Years Chapter 6 When More Support Is Needed Chapter 7 Pulling It All Together: The Dynamic Action Plan References About the Authors

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Jim Forgan, Ph.D., is an associate professor and Licensed School Psychologist. He teaches others how to teach and assess children with ADHD and other types of learning disabilities at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, FL. In private practice, he works with families of children with ADHD and other learning differences. Jim consults with public and private schools doing workshops on ADHD, dyslexia, problem solving, and accommodations for learning disabilities. He is also the parent of a young son with ADHD.

Mary Anne Richey, M.Ed., is a licensed school psychologist with degrees from Virginia Tech and Florida Atlantic University. In 2012, she was named Florida School Psychologist of the Year. She worked for the school district of Palm Beach County and now maintains a private practice.


Raising Boys with ADHD is a reasoned and reasonable, practical and inspirational guide for parents focused on preparing boys with ADHD to transition successfully into a happy, functional and emotionally healthy adult life. Forgan and Richey are experienced clinicians, deftly blending their knowledge of science and experience to create a practical, readable and useful guide for parents of boys with ADHD. This volume will be on my short list of books I recommend to parents of children with ADHD. ,Dr. Sam Goldstein, Editor-In-Chief,Journal of Attention Disorders, 12/19/11
The book is informational and action-oriented: terms are explained, and current research and treatment options are explored in language that parents can understand, use with their sons, and disseminate to others.,Publishers Weekly, 3/19/12
Books like this help parents by providing concrete, practical advice on raising children, especially those who may have particular needs.,Hilary Levey Friedman, Ph.D., 5/1/12