Parenting ADHD Now!: Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD (Paperback)

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Parenting ADHD Now!: Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD (Paperback)


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"An empathetic, personal and practical approach for parents craving relief from the wide-ranging childhood impact of ADHD."
—Mark Bertin, M.D., author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD

Parents: This book is for you.

Most of us need help to overcome the challenges of parenting a child with ADHD. Watching your bright, vibrant child struggle with ADHD can make you feel helpless, especially when you don't have the tools to help them succeed. There is a great deal of help available for children with ADHD, but there simply aren't enough resources for parents of ADHD children—and you need support just as much as your child.

The National Institute of Mental Health recognizes that frustration, blame, and anger are common in families with ADHD children. Children with ADHD need guidance and understanding from parents to reach their full potential. Yet it can feel impossible to manage the challenges you experience as a parent in order to be the support your child needs.

Diane Dempster and Elaine Taylor-Klaus are ADHD coaches, educators, and the cofounders of ImpactADHD. They started off just like you, feeling frustrated and lost about how to help their ADHD children—and how to take care of themselves as well. Since that time, they have become national leaders in the world of ADHD, representatives of the voice of parents, and the go-to experts for parenting children with ADHD. They have successfully armed thousands of parents with the tools they need to help themselves and their children with ADHD.

In Parenting ADHD Now! Diane and Elaine combine their practical know-how and professional expertise to offer immediate, actionable strategies you can use to guide and support your ADHD child compassionately and effectively.

The material presented in this book is grounded in three main concepts:
  • Apply the Coach-Approach to Parenting – This unique method gives you permission to pay attention to yourself, build up your own confidence and self-esteem, and apply these tools when working with your child with ADHD.
  • Use Real, Practical Strategies – Learn to effectively navigate the complex terrain of ADHD, confidently minimize ADHD-related stress in your family, and foster your child's independence.
  • Focus on the Parent – This is not about "fixing" your ADHD child. This is about shifting your focus inward and empowering yourself so that you can empower your child as they navigate life with ADHD.

You can dramatically improve life for your child with ADHD. With Parenting ADHD Now! you will learn to set healthy limits, find compassion and acceptance, change your habits, laugh instead of cry, understand instead of yell, and thrive instead of just survive.
ELAINE TAYLOR-KLAUS, PCC, CPCC, is a certified coactive coach, public speaker, author, educator, and cofounder of ImpactADHD. An international presenter of workshops and seminars, she provides training, coaching, and support for parents at all stages of managing complex kids. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Connecticut, and the CORO Fellows program in New York, Elaine began her lifelong advocacy for public health serving on the Governor’s Council for Maternal and Infant Health for the state of Georgia, and has been writing on matters of health for more than a decade. She has served as a parent adviser to the American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter Quality Improvement Initiative on ADHD, and as an expert for Pfizer’s Making Moments public education campaign. A volunteer on the national board of directors of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), Elaine is committed to improving the lives of women and their families. The mother of three complex teens and young adults, she lives in Atlanta with her husband, David, their children, and their three dogs. Read more from Elaine at

DIANE DEMPSTER, MHSA, CPC, PCC, is a certified professional coach, speaker, educator, and cofounder of ImpactADHD. She works with parents of children with ADHD and other complex issues to radically improve their personal and family lives by gaining new skills, increasing their confidence, and learning to use coaching techniques in their parenting. Diane received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and her coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is a licensed CHADD Parent to Parent trainer, an international workshop presenter, and a regular speaker at national conferences. Diane lives with her two children and is committed to living a conscious, balanced, and joy-filled life, and helping other parents do the same. Read more from Diane at
Product Details ISBN: 9781623157821
ISBN-10: 162315782X
Publisher: Althea Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2016
Pages: 176
Language: English
An empathetic, personal, and practical approach for parents craving relief from the wide-ranging childhood impact of ADHD.
—Mark Bertin, MD, author of Mindful Parenting for ADHD

Combining up-to-date neuroscience with old world wisdom, Parenting ADHD Now! is the how-to manual you have been longing for since the day your child with ADHD was born. No one, absolutely no one, does parent coaching better than ImpactADHD.
—Dr. Karin Forman Varblow, MD, FAAP

An excellent book for parents trying to understand what to do to help their kids who have ADHD! Elaine and Diane have brought their combined knowledge to give specific, proven advice for each of the different types of ADHD.
—Neil McNerney, LPC, author of Homework: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Out without Freaking Out

A great resource for parents of children for ADHD, Parenting ADHD Now! delivers specific, well-researched, easy to navigate strategies to deal with many of the challenges parents face.
—Michele Novotni, PhD, author of What Does Everybody Else Know that I Don’t?

If you've ever felt isolated in your parent journey, Parenting ADHD Now! is a must read. Informative, funny, engaging, and so realistic it makes you wonder if Elaine and Diane Are sitting at your dining room table.
—Mindy McNeal, PhD, creator of the Hey, You! ADHD App

Diane and Elaine provide a bright guiding light for adults who want to help kids with ADHD.
—Phil Boissiere, MFT, creator of “Beyond Focused” video series for adults with ADHD

Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster have written a very friendly, easily accessible book for parents of kids with ADHD. While they provide an overview of the science, they spend most of their time where parents will want it—on the ‘what do I do?’ part—without the overwhelm of too much technical information.
—Susan Bauerfeld, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I wish I had this book in my own ADHD library when my child was growing up. Most books focus on what’s ‘wrong’ with the child, but this resource wisely describes how ADHD affects children using positive, informative language and offers parents strategies and practical tips to make life easier—for both child and parent. Highly recommended.
—Terry Matlen, MSW, author of The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD

Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster have years of experience helping parents traverse the tricky waters of parenting kids with ADHD—and it shows. This book is unparalleled amongst ADHD support books. It is without a doubt the best, most empathetic, and most usable advice about parenting children with ADHD available today.
—Melissa Orlov, award-winning author of The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD

As a psychiatrist who treats both adults and children with ADHD, I teach my patients that treatment of ADHD must include non-medication tools. Parenting ADHD Now! offers parents a well-equipped toolbox so that they can provide their children with the skills necessary to take control of their symptoms. This accessible, workable collection of strategies should be required reading for every parent of a child with ADHD.
—Michael Banov, MD, Medical Director Northwest Behavioral Research Center, and author of Taking Antidepressants: Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting, Staying On, and Safely Quitting

This book is special. The authors have managed to find the simplest, yet totally comprehensive descriptions for everything you need to know about how ADHD and executive function challenges affect your child (or yourself!). As I read, I wanted to send parts of the book to my coaching clients, because of the way it clarifies difficult concepts and makes them easily applicable.
—Susan Lasky, author of Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized

Parenting ADHD Now! is a terrific ‘how to’ book written by parents, for parents of kids with ADHD. Not only do Elaine and Diane understand kids with ADHD, they know what it’s like to parent them. After you read this book, you'll be a better parent, and you'll help your kids reach their potential with ADHD.
—Randy Kulman, founder of Learning Works for Kids