ADHD in HD - Brains Gone Wild
An upbeat, inspiring and unique amalgamation of personal stories of failure and sucesses, funny anecdotes, wild ideas, blunt advice that appeals to teenagers and young adults.
It addresses the four main characteristics of ADHD: hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention and indecisiveness with reflections and advice regarding school, family, social life, dating, careers & medicine.
Aimed to engage the teen and young adult reader, it is filled with wild illustrations, relevant topics and 60 short stories, written with irresistable humour and expression.
For 13 years upwards
"I purchased this book for my 10 year old son but after I’d had a quick flick through it I thought it might be more suitable reading for a slightly older child, maybe 13 years or so depending on their level of maturity. Some of the things Jonathan says I know would just give my son ideas! I have to say though I LOVED the book. Most parents of children with ADHD know that you have to laugh at life or you would cry instead. ADHD in HD had me chuckling away to myself on a number of occasions. It definitely went some way to explaining some of my sons more interesting behaviours. It turned around my way of thinking. ADHD can be very positive, we just need to learn how to manage our ‘special brained’ children differently. The book gives a few pointers on how to manage ADHD, including advice on healthy eating and dealing with schoolwork, in a light hearted manner.
As Jonathan says:
“…my brain was like a dolphin and other peoples brains were like well-behaved elephants. Those brains would look at me as see some type of wild animal. I wasn’t a wild animal; I just wasn’t a well behaved elephant”
So on those more difficult to deal with days, remember that you child isn’t a wild animal, they are in fact a dolphin!"
Emily Brailsford, parent and founding member of Parenting Additional Needs