I remember when my son, Andy, was first diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. He was crushed, and I struggled for a way to explain it to him that made sense and didn’t make him feel bad about himself.
Children’s author and psychotherapist Kara T. Tamanini has written a wonderful new book called “Understanding My Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” that helps parents explain ADHD to their children.
In it, she tells a story about a little boy named Tommy, who has ADHD. He is feeling pretty bad about himself until he meets the owner of the Toy Store, Mr. Timmons. Mr. Timmons tells Tommy a story about another little boy very much like him who was always getting into trouble, too.
This book helps children understand ADHD symptoms and learn more about themselves. Here’s a quote from the press release:
Tamanini takes a sensitive and often painful subject, for both children and adults, and
weaves it into a valuable learning tool. Her book is a must-have for parents and children
who are experiencing the mysteries of ADHD.
This book got excellent reviews from customers on Amazon. Here’s what Dr. Abraham had to say:
As a clinical psychologist who works with ADHD clients, I have found this book an excellent primer for parents and their kids, especially those who have been newly diagnosed with this condition. The book skillfully brings awareness of the many traits of ADHD all the while painting a picture of hope that this is a highly treatable condition. I highly recommend this book to my clients and to anyone who might be facing this specific challenge.