Parenting Your Child with ADHD

A No-Nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-Reliance and Cooperation


It is now possible for concerned parents to treat their child’s attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without medication. This book shows them how. Written by a supervising psychologist who specializes in child behavioral issues, Parenting Your Child with ADHD presents a groundbreaking program for parents seeking to reduce their child’s inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity and strengthen his or her capacity for self-reliance and cooperation. This unique program promotes positive ways of interrelating and shows parents the five main ways they may have unwittingly reinforced ADHD symptoms in the past. Far from encouraging parents to strictly manage ADHD children, this approach promotes independence in kids so that less discipline and surveillance is necessary.

Specifically, this book helps parents promote cooperation by phrasing their requests in specific ways, reduce pressure on their child, and acknowledge the child’s preference as a way to make cooperation a more attractive choice to him or her. Parents learn to resolve problems related to messiness, inappropriate silliness and intrusiveness, chores and helping family members, coordinating schedules, sneaking and stealing, noise and yelling, and overreacting. The second part of the book moves on to issues that take place outside the home, such as shopping excursions, family outings, and travel. Finally, parents learn ways to increase their child’s independence and cooperation with schoolwork and compliance in the classroom environment. The child learns the value of being knowledgeable without the motivation of punishment or gift rewards.

  • New Harbinger Publications; December 2012
  • ISBN 9781608823970
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Parenting Your Child with ADHD
  • Author: Craig Wiener
  • Imprint: New Harbinger Publications

In The Press

“If you have picked up this book, you are probably frustrated and looking for some answers. After teaching parenting for over 30 years, this is by far the most helpful, practical book I have read on ADHD. If you are tired of yelling, threatening, taking away privileges, and bribing, then this book is a must-read.”
Kathryn Kvols, author of Redirecting Children’s Behavior and president of the International Network for Children and Families


About The Author

Craig B. Wiener, EdD, has worked for over thirty years to help individuals diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. He is a licensed psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His years as clinical director of outpatient mental health at the Family Health Center of Worcester and clinical experience in private practice led him to create a unique approach that identifies the factors that contribute to the reinforcement of ADHD behaviors. He lives in Worcester, MA.