One of our clinical members, Jim Forgan, has written several books for parents raising children with ADHD. His books are excellent resources that are filled with excellent information and practical strategies for helping your son or daughter excel. These books speak to topics that aren’t often talked about in other resources, such as early diagnosis, and practical tools to help teenagers transitioning from high school to college and/or the workforce.
Forgan’s books are written to offer parents hope and encouragement.
• “Raising Boys with ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons”
• “Raising Girls with ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Daughters”
• “Focus, Dad! Succeeding in Raising a Child with ADHD (5-Minute Reads for Dads) (Volume 1)”
• “The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties.”
The last book, “The Impulsive, Disorganized Child” is a great resource parents raising a child with any disorder that causes difficulties with executive functioning. This may include ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or other neuro-developmental disorders.
Executive functioning abilities are those that allow individuals to organize and plan so as to find the best way to complete tasks. For more information on Executive Functioning, see this article from Harvard University.