1st Edition

Raising Girls With ADHD Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Daughters

By James W. Forgan, Mary Anne Richey Copyright 2014
    296 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    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.

    Chapter 1 Girls and ADHD 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


    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.

    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