The Myth of the Add: 50 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span

The Myth of the Add: 50 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span

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The Myth of the A.D.D. Child is the first book of its kind to squarely challenge the mislabeling of millions of children as A.D.D., and to question the overuse of psychoactive drugs in treating children's hyperactivity. Not long ago, children who behaved in certain ways were called "bundles of energy," "daydreamers," or "fireballs." Now they're considered "hyperactive," "distractible," or "impulsive" - victims of the ubiquitous Attention Deficit Disorder. Tragically, such labeling can follow a child through life. Worse, the medications prescribed for A.D.D. may not only be unnecessary - they could be harmful.With this in mind, Dr. Armstrong provides fifty innovative, proven, and safe ways to help a child develop lifelong internal controls. His strategies involve every aspect of a child's development, from education and cognition to biology and culture. He also includes an easy-to-follow checklist to pinpoint the interventions that are best suited for a particular child, and hundreds of resources - books and organizations - that support the fifty strategies. This provocative book offers much needed practical help to both parents and professionals.show more

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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 589.67g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525938419
  • 9780525938415

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