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Penny Williams
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Everyone certainly has an opinion. The key is to listen to that which serves you and your child, and cast out that which doesn’t. Great books for starting out are: Superparenting for ADD

Superparenting for ADD


The Explosive Child

Then, I’d read books that are specific to your child’s strengths and weaknesses. For example, if he struggles with organization and planning, read Smart but Scattered. If you get a lot of attitude or don’t feel like your child hears you, read How to Talk so Kids will Listen, and how to Listen so Kids will Talk.

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Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism