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For all parents who have ever cried in despair over their hyperactive, impulsive, and seemingly uncontrollable child; for every teacher whos ever vented frustration at a student who just wont pay attention; for every kid who has ever asked himself, Why does everyone hate me?help is here. Only a Mother Could Love Him is a remarkable look inside the mind of a person with ADD/ADHD. Ben Polis attended six different schools, served over three thousand hours of detention, and drove his family into counseling. But through great determination and the use of self-taught concentration techniques, Ben not only graduated high school but also attended a competitive university.
Ben describes what its really like to feel those constant impulses, to get all that medication, to desperately want to be normal. In addition, he offers lots of valuable advice to parents, including
finding what forms of discipline will workand what will never work
surviving the daily homework struggle
medicating or seeking other methods of treatment
teaching your ADD/ADHD child to read
Only a Mother Could Love Him is a much-needed salve for parents and kids who feel isolated, depressed, and confused. From schoolwork to exercise to drugs, Ben Polis has important insights to shareand a message of hope that will warm the hearts of those suffering the most.
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