Although an increasing number of girls are diagnosed with ADHD every year, most of the focus of parent and teacher interventions has been on boys, leaving girls with ADHD frustrated and prone to acting out. Written by two professionals who have “been there and done that” with their own children with ADHD, Raising Girls With ADHD provides expert information to empower parents to make decisions about identification, treatment options, behavioral strategies, personal/social adjustment, educational impact, and many other issues from preschool through high school. These girls' struggles with socialization and peer acceptance, executive functioning skills like memory and organization, and emotional well-being and self-confidence are discussed with a goal of maximizing strengths and providing supports for weaknesses. Complete self-reflection surveys and action steps for parents and girls alike are included to create a dynamic action plan for your daughter's success in school and beyond.
My decades of experience in education have taught me one great truth. For boys, school is an interruption of their social life. For girls, school is their social life.,Rick Lavoie, 1/6/14
A must-read for every parent of a daughter with ADHD! Thorough yet easy-to-read, this book provides parents with the necessary information to successfully navigate the many challenges that accompany raising a daughter with ADHD. From choosing the best fit for preschool for a 3-year-old to dealing with cutting behavior or eating disorders in a teen, the authors offer practical approaches for managing behaviors, building self-esteem, and teaching the self-advocacy and social skills so essential to success in the world. After reading Raising Girls With ADHD and developing their own Dynamic Action Plan, parents will feel better prepared to face the many challenges and expectations the years will bring. ,Dr. Patricia O. Quinn, Coauthor of Understanding Girls With ADHD and author of Attention, Girls! A Guide, 1/20/14