A toolbox for kids to understand their ADHD and live happier, healthier lives
For millions of kids who live with ADHD, feelings of loneliness, frustration, and helplessness are all too common. Thriving with ADHD is a workbook specially designed to helps kids with ADHD develop essential skills for managing their ADHD symptoms, while also providing a powerful message of hope and encouragement for their future.
In Thriving with ADHD family therapist Kelli Miller draws upon both her professional expertise, as well as her experience as the mother of two ADHD children, to help kids reframe the way they think about ADHD and discover that they have special talents that are unique to them. With fun activities that engage their busy minds, Thriving with ADHD offers kids a better understanding of themselves, their ADHD, and the simple things they can do to feel more confident and in control.
Thriving with ADHD includes:
- An overview of ADHD that includes common symptoms, ADHD types, how ADHD can be an asset, and areas where kids could use additional support.
- Exercises that build helpful skills for dealing with anger, staying focused, controlling impulses, and making mindful decisions.
- Action-oriented lessons for daily life that teach practical tools such as creating a morning routine, making a homework chart, and expressing themselves when they’re upset.
- Techniques for self-regulation and organization that help kids handle any emotion or obstacle, so they can spend their energy having fun and just being kids!
Though ADHD is very common, its symptoms can make life challenging for kids. Through the knowledgeable guidance and support in Thriving with ADHD kids will see that ADHD isn’t in charge of their lives―they are.
“Filled with information, activities, skills, and insights for kids, this book puts some fun into coping with the struggles that accompany ADHD. I will be recommending this book to parents and kids who are trying to overcome the obstacles of ADHD.”―Dr. Robert Leahy, Author of The Worry Cure
“Kids with ADHD, along with their parents, teachers, and counselors, will find much to like and learn from in this valuable (and fun!) book filled with practical information, games, and exercises. Among its best features: accessible tools for self-understanding, helping kids to see themselves in a new, positive light―along with ways to work on making their lives easier and more rewarding. The "strengths-based," uplifting approach builds on solid research that not only counteracts the stigma of "having a problem" but also shows a clear path forward.”―Daniel Keating, Author of Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity―and How to Break the Cycle, and Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan
“As a learning disability specialist, I have seen dozens of books on the topic of ADHD, but I now have found the one that I know myself and my team of experts will all use. I highly recommend this book to educators, parents, grandparents, and especially to the kids! It’s time to thrive with ADHD!”―Farryl Dickter, MA, CCC-SLP, ET/P, Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist & Professional Educational Therapist
“This book is a great resource for children with ADHD and their families. It is accessible, educational, and includes many thought-provoking activities that can help kids succeed and feel more confident. I appreciate the humor, personal perspective, and the strength-based approach of this workbook. I will be recommending it to families!”―Joshua Mandelberg, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
“It took me two decades to learn how to turn the challenge of my childhood ADHD into my greatest strength. Through engaging games and powerful mindfulness practices, Kelli helps children learn self-regulation while having fun. Children learn both to view their condition in a positive light as well as effective organizational skills. I only wish your workbook was available when I was a child.”―Pejman Katiraei, DO, Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics and Founder of Wholistic Kids and Families
“I always advise starting treatment with behavioral interventions. Some parents struggle to find the right book to help them develop a behavioral parenting plan, but now they have the perfect book! Thriving with ADHD makes the concepts clear, makes planning easy and fun, and is a great starting point for any parent working on a behavioral approach to helping their child.”―Keith Seibert, MD Pediatrician
“A must for any child in your life facing an ADHD diagnosis. The activities in this book are essential for any parent, therapist, or educator interested in helping children learn skills to help them thrive with ADHD.”―Katherine Woodward Thomas, NY Times Bestselling Author of Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After
“Kelli transforms the ever-dreaded diagnosis of ADHD into a “glass half-full” rather than a “glass half-empty” experience by demonstrating the positive aspects of the condition. She teaches 60 self-help activities, easily applicable in all areas of a child’s life. Kelli brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to the table with a friendly and readable style. Thank you, Kelli, for providing this much-needed toolbox for kids!”―Debra Mandel, Ph.D., Psychologist, Author, and TV/Radio Personality
"Thriving with ADHD is a resource that I will be recommending to my patients and their families. Miller adroitly manages to combine compassion, creativity, and ingenuity in her writing while keeping the exercises fun and engaging for her real audience―kids with ADHD. This resource will go a long way in encouraging the uniqueness of every child and fostering confidence in overcoming the challenges that ADHD can pose."―Sari Shepphird, PhD, Psychologist and Award-winning Author
About the Author
Kelli Miller, LCSW, MSW is a psychotherapist, radio host, and author. Kelli is the co-host of the weekly psychology radio show The Dr. Debra and Therapist Kelli Show on LA Talk Radio (www.latalkradio.com) and was the advice columnist to the largest listserv in the United States (“Ask Kelli”). Kelli has been quoted on CBS local news, Now It’s Your Time Mom!, and The Georgetown Current. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her Masters in Social Work in 2004. She currently works with individuals, couples, and families in her private practice as well as running groups at an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center.
My 10 Year Old LOVES this book
I got this book for my daughter to use as a tool for her ADHD/ADD and Anxiety combined, particularly in school where she has the most issues. I must say it is beautifully illustrated, written and published. The language is easy to understand and my 5th grader had no problem...
An amazingly incredibly unbelievably useful book.
Ignore Crystal Selph review. You could easily do this book with a five year old. Ages seven or eight could probably do this on their own. This book is a crystal explanation of ADHD and is full of esteem-building and coping activities. I am going out on a limb here but I...
*Update* We finished this book in just a few days! She could not put it down, we loved it! I was a little concerned that it was too advanced for my child when we first started it. Some of the paragraphs are lengthy and its hard enough to hold an ADHD child's...
Helping boost my sons love for himself and positive self image, amazing!
This workbook is amazing, I never leave reviews. I have a 10 year old son with adhd who loves Garfield. Every night he looks forward to bedtime when we go over a couple of pages of this together; he says he loves it more than reading Garfield. I can see it boosting his self...
This book is amazing! I skipped much of the first chapter. My daughter and I enjoyed doing the second chapter together.(she’s 8) It really boosted her self esteem and brought the two of us closer. She really understands herself more and has more confidence in her abilities.
Good for parents with children who have ADHD
The book is great for parents however as a professional, I needed a book to work with students and there are no reprintables.
Great conversation starter
I bought a similar book about anger and LOVE it. I love how this book has a positive spin and opens things up for dialogue. I haven’t used this with my students yet but the book seems similar to the anger book as far as purposefulness. This book is well made and visually...
Don't buy the Kindle version.
Great resource, but don't buy the Kindle version if you plan on using this with students.