Winning with ADHD
Publication Date: 04/01/2019
Publsher: New Harbinger Publications, Inc
Description: Get the real inside scoop on thriving as a teen with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Drawing on her own experiences living with the disorder, college student Grace Friedman—along with pediatric neurologist Sarah Cheyette—offers valuable tips and tricks to help you face the unique challenges of ADHD.
If you’re a teen with ADHD, you care about academic and social success just as much as your peers do, but you may also experience difficulties keeping up in school and maintaining good relationships with friends and family. In addition, you probably find it challenging to stay organized, articulate your struggles to others, and cope with overwhelming pressure—especially as college approaches. This workbook will give you solid skills for addressing the challenges of ADHD so you can live up to your true potential.
In Winning with ADHD, you’ll learn powerful and proven-effective cognitive behavioral strategies for coping with overwhelm, staying organized, tackling assignments, preparing for exams, dealing with emotions, communicating effectively with adults, and maintaining strong friendships. You’ll also find valuable information about ADHD medication, how your brain works, as well as self-advocacy skills to help you get ahead in high school, college, and beyond.
As a teen with ADHD, you may face many unique challenges. This workbook will give you everything you need to get one step ahead of your ADHD and thrive in all aspects of life.
Book Review: “Winning with ADHD is a powerful resource for succeeding in school, the home, and relationships. The playbook format is engaging, endearing, and so relatable. Grace’s personal journey is an inspiration for teens everywhere.”
—Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, author of The ADHD Workbook for Teens
“Grace Friedman and Sarah Cheyette have joined together to create the perfect playbook for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This book speaks directly to teens and young adults with ADHD from Grace’s (a young adult with ADHD herself) perspective of knowing exactly what it’s like to deal with and thrive with ADHD. Written in the style of a playbook for sports, it combines ADHD-specific ‘plays’ (which help readers break big tasks into smaller steps) with concepts to better understand ADHD and guidance on making wise choices that those without ADHD never have to make. It is full of straight talk from the authors and other teens about managing ADHD and winning and thriving personally, at home, in school, and with friends. Readers will immediately feel understood while being coached and encouraged to make changes that lead to creating the life they want.”
—Debra Burdick, LCSW, author of Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD and ADHD
“Winning with ADHD is a truly extraordinary book for teens with ADHD. Written by a young woman with ADHD who has clearly walked the walk, every page is filled with warmth and wisdom. It covers all the important aspects for teens to know about ADHD: from understanding the diagnosis to self-care, medications, and specific strategies for conquering the challenges that arise at school, at home, and with friends. Practical advice is buoyed by real-life examples and heartfelt optimism. This book affirms, guides, and inspires, and most of all gives hope to the many teens struggling with ADHD. Winning with ADHD is a grand slam!”
—Linda Pfiffner, PhD, professor in residence, and director of the hyperactivity attention and learning problems program in the department of psychiatry at the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco