Agonize no more, frustrated moms! Moms with ADD is here to help. Rather than pathologize ADD or speculate on causes or medical rationales,Moms with ADD enables readers to recognize ADD and optimize their parenting skills. Filled with anecdotes, quotations, and examples, Christine A. Adamec, coauthor ofDo You Have Attention Eficit Disorder?, offers practical coping strategies for family-and job-related concerns. This easy-to-read manual is guarenteed to make moms with ADD happier at home and in the office.
"Moms with ADD is a refreshing, easy-to-navigate book and a must-have for any mom touched by attentional difficulties."
— ADDitional News
"Finally, an honest, realistic book for mothers with ADD. Moms with ADD is not just one more description of impossibly "perfect" parenting in yet another parenting book that leaves us feeling terribly inadequate. Chris Adamec does a great job of describing the dilemmas faced by women with ADD as they try to keep up with the juggling act of raising children, managing a household, often while holding down a full-time job."
—Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D., ADDvance Resource Line
"Extremely valuable and empowering...A must-read for mothers with ADD who are trying to raise a family, balance a career, and maintain a home while dealing with this syndrome. This book is a gold-mine resource filled with practical information, advice, and valuable suggestions for the reader. I enthusiastically recommend it."
—Colleen Alexander-Roberts, author of The ADHD Parenting Handbook
"Adamec offers sound advice on how a mother with ADD can deal with the everyday tasks of running a home, working with teachers, juggling work, and solving family problems."
— Library Journal
Part 1: Add Moms in a NON ADD World: Practical Coping Strategies
Part 2: Family Matters
- The Key to ADD: Basic Issues
- Zeroing in on the Good Aspects of ADD
- Working on Solutions to Common ADD Problems
- Juggling Family and Work: The Family
- Juggling Family and Work: The Workplace
Part 3: Special Struggles
Your Children Have ADD- Or Don’t
- You Have A Baby: But What If You Have ADD Too?
- Parenting The School Age Child: The Basics
- The ADD Mom and The Adolescent: Now There is a Challenge
- School Daze: Your Child Goes to School
Part 4: Getting Outside Help
Coping With Difficult or Painful Emotions that May Accompany ADD
- Coping With Holidays and Other Tough Times
Appendix A: Recommended Books
- Medications That May Help
- Support Groups, Coaching and Other Forms of Help for the Mom with ADD
Appendix B: Magazines and Journals
Appendix C: National Organizations
Appendix D: Support Groups for Adults with ADD
Appendix E: Websites and Listservs
Appendix F: Summer Camps with Programs for Kids with ADD
Appendix G: State Contacts for Charter School Information
Appendix H: Products That May Be Helpful