parenting a child with add, adhd, or other behavioral issues? :
Then you'll be excited about Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories. It's a collection of essays by people parenting children who are easy to love, but hard to raise. It also has its own blog + Facebook group - join the discussion!
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Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories
Kay Marner and Adrienne Ehlert Bashista, co-editors; Foreword by Dr. Edward Hallowell, paperback; 340 pages; ISBN:978-1-933084-15-2; $18.95 $12.95; February, 2012. (Special pre-publication sale direct from the publisher, available November 1, 2011 through January 20, 2012.)
An anthology of personal essays written by parents of children with ADD, ADHD, OCD, PDD, ASDs, SPD, PBD and/or other alphabet soup diagnoses that takes the already difficult job of parenting and adds to the challenge.
These essays focus on honest feelings, lessons learned, epiphanies, commonplace and extraordinary experiences. They are written by parents of toddlers, young children, teens, and adult children; those who are in the parenting trenches now, and those looking back on their parenting experiences. Topics include: how children came to be diagnosed, the experience of dealing with problem behaviors in various contexts and settings, experiences with/feelings about treatment (therapies, medications, alternative treatments), school (and other advocacy) experiences, children's social interactions/friends, and the effect of parenting a difficult child on a parent's emotional and physical health, marriage, and other relationships. Learn more, ORDER...
Written by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista; illustrated by Miranda R. Mueller; hardcover, 32 pages; illus; ISBN 978-1-933084-01-5; $16.95; Nov. 2007
Join Mo as a special couple take him on a marvelous journey in an airplane to meet his new best friend, Yuri. Mo has lots of questions once he gets to his destination. Where is he? What's a mishka? And most importantly, will the man and the woman who brought him and Yuri together ever come back? Learn more, ORDER...
Written by Adrienne Ehlert Bashista;illustrated by Christine Sykes; hardcover; 38 pages; illus; ISBN:1-933084-00-6; $16.95; May, 2005.
"I don't know of another book that captures in words and pictures the lives of our children from Eastern Europe and the changes they brought to our lives and us to theirs. A wonderful picture book of their story."