Self-help manual for hyperactive children and their parents
Trim size in cm: 14x22
Publication date: 01/09/2009
Rights sold to: Ukraine
A child affected by attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity in a family is generally a source of stress, fatigue and tension, as much for the child as for the parents. For children affected, the difficulties they face in performing every-day tasks, whether for school or not, and in building positive relations with others are frustrating and depressing, as well as the incessant tellings off and their apparent incapability to «ever get it right». The parents, on the other hand, are put to the test by the constant movement and often unnerving behaviour of their child, which would bring out the worst in even the calmest, most self-controlled person in the world. Although a decisive «cure» does not exist, the quality of life and of family relations can be improved significantly through the application of certain strategies belonging to cognitive behavioural psychology. The book describes these clearly and in detail and comes complete with worksheets for applying them and verifying their correct application. Move over, I’m coming, targets both children with the disorder, explaining what it is and how they can learn to reduce its most serious effects, and parents, identifying common errors in dealing with behavioural problems and suggesting the most effective strategies for tackling them successfully. Constance, determination and a whole lot of patience are needed, but by applying the methods suggested results will soon come flooding in.
Understanding your hyperactivity
- What is attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity?
- «How do I know if I have problems with attention or if I am hyperactive?»
- «I have a lot of emotions and they are all mixed up»
- «Who can help me? What can I do?»
Material for learning how to help yourself
A guide for parents
- Common errors in dealing with a child’s behaviour
- Strategies for dealing with behaviour