Saving Sarah

Saving Sarah : Learning to live, love and laugh with ADHD

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Saving Sarah is a mother’s honest and raw account of her family’s experience reveals the human face behind the growing ADHD epidemic.
In 2014, just after Susy Parker and her family moved to Australia from the UK, her eldest daughter Sarah (then aged six) was diagnosed with ADHD and Anxiety. A few months later, she was also diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD).
Saving Sarah charts her family’s rollercoaster journey from diagnosis, through the consulting rooms of various specialists, their confusion over the conflicting medical advice they received and Susy’s eventual decision to quit the medications and find her own way to save her daughter and their family.
Susy is an amazing force of nature and by sharing her family’s experience in her book and through her blog, Susy is on a mission to create a 'Positive ADHD movement' to remove the stigma, misunderstanding and labelling that comes with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 345g
  • Susy Parker
  • Australia
  • English
  • 1925399176
  • 9781925399172
  • 452,485

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"I am a mother of 5-year-old Indigo daughter and Susy is literally changing my life. Susy comes from such a place of love and understanding, which has helped me to see what an amazing daughter I have! The script with Susy is flipped from negative labels and traditional methods of discipline that are going to make our kids behave or else (which by the way was a long painful road that did not work for us). To see my daughter as the larger than life, powerful, intuitive and highly connected soul that she is. I know that I am blessed to have a daughter with these amazing gifts, not cursed. I know that I have to be the one who changes and figure out how to guide her, not change her, and allow her to grow and change the world because that is what she will do! Susy's sisterhood group is a safe judgment-free zone. It's a place for sharing and healing, in a fun and positive environment with other parents living the struggle, because the struggle is real! It helps keep me grounded on the days I am overwhelmed, connected when I am feeling lost, positive on the days I feel the negativity creeping in and find laughter and friendship with others living this blessed and crazy life with these amazing children. From the bottom of my heart, I will forever be grateful for you Susy!" - Gina Storeholder, Ohio


"This is exactly what I saw as a therapist once I was diagnosed with ADHD - the ADHD in the kids stemmed from the parents & their parenting methods, yet few parents were ready and willing to see what you saw and began to own within yourself. I left a job because I no longer resonated with a system that saw the kids as the one with the "disorder" or the "issue" that had to be solved. I commend you for this! You are such a wayshower - thanks for sharing your truth, Susy!"Kate Lally, US


"Today I got up to module 2 and started writing down the feelings, the emotions and sitting with it - this was really powerful stuff! Susy, the meditation has been amazing and really resonated with my heart. My soul has been yearning for this and I can't thank you enough. I thank the higher being for choosing me to parent a beautiful spirit, but for also leading me to this amazing support tribe and course! A new mumma has started her journey, to heal the inner child and I'm now starting parenting with love and acceptance"! - Maya Rabba, US


"I can honestly say its been life changing for me and therefore for my child/family to be part of your sisterhood. I so appreciate having your knowledge and positivity especially in the hard times, its given me so much strength knowing that you've walked this path and its not all doom and gloom. It doesn't have to go the traditional way, the doctors don't have the answers, WE DO!!! We just need to dig deep to find it. I can't imagine having gone down this road without the love and light you shine. THANK YOU. xxx" - Tory Saunders, Australia


"Susy has shown me what I already knew deep in my heart to be true. That there is nothing wrong with my son - he didn't have the problem. The world around him just couldn't keep up with how amazingly wonderful and brilliant he was. Susy came into my life when I felt like no one else understood our plight and gave me the strength to be my son's strength. Eternally grateful." - Mel Tempra, Perth, WA
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