This new edition of Successfully Launching into Young Adulthood with ADHD provides firsthand guidance for both parents and professionals to help teens prepare for a bright future after high school.
The advice and strategies outlined in this book are evidence based and provide much-needed guidance to parents and the professionals who educate, coach and treat these students. This guidance will ensure that teens are ready to meet upcoming challenges and demands after high school graduation. With an always hopeful and personable message, the authors share their own and other parents’ insights on avoiding common missteps, the perils of a premature launch to college and finding what works for their unique child. Updated chapters include a discussion around medications and new information on gap year programs, and college accommodations.
This top-notch guide is essential reading for any parent raising a young adult with ADHD and for the professionals who work with them.
1. A Message of Hope 2. Bumps and Challenges That Lie Ahead 3. Ensure Success at School 4. Nurturing Self-Esteem and Natural Talents 5. Getting Along with Others 6. Managing Anxiety and Depression 7. Navigating the Middle and High School Years 8. Exploring Careers through Firsthand Experiences 9. Helping Teens and Young Adults Find Their Passion 10. Decisions, Decisions: Options after High School Graduation 11. Is College the Right Option for Your Teen (Now)? 12. Creating Your Own Personalized Gap Year Plan 13. What’s the Best College Option for Your Teen? 14. Community College: two-year professional and technical programs 15. Selecting and Applying to a College 16. Helping Your Teen Succeed in College 17. Helping Your Son or Daughter Launch a Career 18. Signs That Trouble May Be Brewing at Work 19. Hitting the Speed Bumps of Life 20. Our Photo Gallery of Hope Appendix Resources
"This superb guidebook deals with the largely unaddressed topic of helping parents assist their emerging adults into independence. All the issues a parent and their teen/young adults will confront in this transition are here, are well covered, and loaded with sound advice on how to address them. The authors have decades of experience in helping families, teens, and young adults with ADHD through this phase of life and, fortunately they have chosen to share all their wisdom with you here. There is no better book on this topic."
Russell A. Barkley, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, USA
"The topics presented Successfully Launching into Young Adulthood are so on target for teens and adults as they enter the real world, which may not always be understanding of their needs. With excellent guidance and practical strategies to help parents support their adolescence as they navigate to transition, this book describes a multitude of postsecondary options and an accurate assessment of the tools a student needs to be successful. I found the honest experience of two parents who have been there, done that, to be exhilarating, encouraging, and most helpful."
Beverly H. Johns, Learning and Behavior Consultant, Former Public School Administrator, Retired Professional Fellow, McMurray College, USA
"Finally, a book for parents who need help guiding our kids as they navigate the transition into adulthood and independence. The authors provide excellent information on next steps after high school graduation, including challenges, solutions, and resources. As mothers of sons with ADHD, Dendy and Hughes speak from their rich personal and professional experiences. The authors give us hope for the future of our kids, and assurances that we can survive the struggle. I highly recommend this book."
Belynda Gauthier, Past President CHADD National Board of Directors, Louisiana Capital Area CHADD Coordinator, and parent of two young adults with ADHD, USA