🏆 2022 BIBA® Non-Fiction: Children’s ADHD Winner!
“My brain is an overstuffed garbage can the lid doesn’t stay on, and stuff is falling out all over the floor.” Meet Andrew, a boy with inattentive-type ADHD, who is trying to survive life and middle school with an ADHD elephant in his brain. Kids with ADHD will relate to Andrew’s daily struggles like remembering to turn in homework, staying organized, and making friends, while learning practical strategies to help them manage their own ADHD. See how Andrew’s creativity, fearlessness, and hyperfocus make him a superhero, all thanks to his ADHD.
Andrew’s neuroscientist mom, Dr. Wilcox, shares her story as well. Her unique perspective as both a mother and a researcher allows her to discuss the science behind ADHD from someone in the trenches learning to work with Andrew’s ADHD brain. Dr. Wilcox provides insights into ADHD behaviors and suggests highly pragmatic and successfully implemented strategies for children with the inattentive subtype of ADHD and their parents (with implications for educators and others who work with ADHD children). Two helpful appendices include a means to help parents to “diagnose” the inattentive subtype of ADHD and an extensive list of resources for parents and children with ADHD. This two-part book is a must-read for kids with ADHD and their parents.