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Dr. Amy’s thoughts and tips for healthier and happier thinking, learning, and living

Amy Lawson Moore, PhD
Cognitive & Educational Psychologist
Editor-in-Chief, Modern Brain Journal
Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research


Top 5 Must-Read Books for Parents of Children with ADHD

Parenting is hard. Parenting a child with ADHD can be even harder. Here are five must-read books on my bookshelf for parents of children with ADHD. They are full of valuable tips and tricks for making parenting a little easier.

1. The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, PhD

Tired of endless screaming, hitting, biting, and kicking tantrums? In The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated and Chronically Inflexible Children, Dr. Greene teaches parents a new way of approaching inappropriate behaviors. A departure from the reward and punishment approach, this method arms parents with a new way of thinking about behavior, a prevention mindset, and collaborative problem solving tools. This book changed the way I parented my own children and informed my teaching of early childhood teachers in classroom management techniques as well. If you only read one book on parenting this year, make this the one.

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