CHC Recommends — Books About ADHD
Glen R. Elliott, PhD, MD diagnoses and treats severe psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. He also gives regular presentations throughout the Bay Area on topics related to medication use for behavioral and psychiatric problems in children and adolescents, autism, bipolar disorder and ADHD.
Dr. Elliott recommends the following books for those who are seeking information and support for ADHD.
ADHD Parenting: A Mother’s Guide to Strength, Organization, and Beautiful Living with an ADHD Child
Has your child’s Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis thrown you into a panic? Or into sudden despair? Or perhaps, even into overdrive as you search for answers to make sense of this condition? Are you feeling overwhelmed and sometimes incompetent as you try to get a grip on parenting your child?
Ditch the feelings of guilt and spare yourself from reading yet another long-winded academic text on how to parent your ADHD child.
Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child
Parents have an important task: figure out who their child is—his or her skills, preferences, beliefs, values, personality traits, goals, and direction—get comfortable with it, and then help them pursue and live a life according to it.
Good parenting is about striking the balance between a child’s characteristics and a parent’s desire to have influence.
Dr. Ross Greene “makes a powerful case for rethinking typical approaches to parenting and disciplining children” (The Atlantic). Through his well-known model of solving problems collaboratively, parents can forgo timeout and sticker charts; stop badgering, berating, threatening, and punishing; allow their kids to feel heard and validated; and have influence.
Books by Russell Barkley, PhD
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) in children & adults.
Dr. Barkley has written a number of books, including:
12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD (published in 2020)
Taking Charge of ADHD
Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior
Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship
Dr. Barkley’s books are available through his website, Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.
The Glen Elliott ADHD Clinic at CHC works with young children, school-age children and teens and offers all the services needed to manage ADHD including one-day evaluations, coaching and therapy. If you have concerns about your child, please call us to get started. We’re ready to help. Come in for a consultation or schedule an ADHD evaluation. 650.688.3625.