A Disease Called Childhood answers the questions "Is ADHD a genetically based disorder?" "What roles do schools play in a child's getting an ADHD diagnosis?" "What does neuroscience teach us about ADHD?" "Is there anything parents can do to help their ADHD child besides giving them medication?" and many others.There is a chapter on nutrition and one on the role of media exposure. Parents will find this book a treasure to keep with them throught the journey of child rearing.
Dr. Wedge's previous book, Pills are not for Preschoolers draws on her years of experience with hundreds of children, teenagers and families. The book shows how parents can be empowered to turn around their child's problem behaviors safely and effectively, without the use of stigmatizing psychiatric labels or potentially harmful medications. A Disease Called Childhood looks at the latest medical research about ADHD and presents parents with practical tools and techniques to help their ADHD child.
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