Thursday, January 29, 2009

Exposing the ADHD Fiasco

The popular family psychologist, speaker, and best-selling author Dr. John Rosemond is known for his no-nonsense; common sense approach to parenting. Rosemond takes that same approach with his new book; "The Diseasing of America's Children: Exposing the ADHD Fiasco and Empowering Parents to Take Back Control."

Rosemond and pediatrician Dr. Bose Ravenel co-authored “The Diseasing of America's Children” to uncover the fiction and fallacy behind ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Early-onset Biopolar Disorder (EOBD), and the drugs commonly prescribed to treat these disorders.

Below is the Amazon Editorial Review for “The Diseasing of America's Children;”

How parents, teachers, and even professionals are being deceived by the "ADHD Establishment" regarding ADHD and other childhood behavior disorders and the drugs used to treat them.

The issue of diagnosing children with behavioral diseases that do not conform to a scientific definition of disease, and then medicating them is a scandal ready to erupt. In The Diseasing of America's Children, popular family psychologist, speaker, and best-selling author John Rosemond joins with pediatrician Dr. Bose Ravenel to uncover the fiction and fallacy behind attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), early-onset biopolar disorder (EOBD), and the drugs prescribed to treat them. Rosemond and Ravenel will:

Reveal the pseudo-science behind these diagnoses
Explain how parents, teachers, and even professionals are deceived
Expose the short- and long-term dangers behavioral drugs pose to children
Discuss how America's schools are unwittingly feeding the diagnostic beast
Reveal the simple, common sense truth behind these behavior problems
Give parents a practical program for curing these problems without drugs or dependence on professionals

This is one book you will want to read if your child or the child of someone you know has been diagnosed as ADHD, ODD or Bipolar. You can find it at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Parenting Tip: Body English

Non-verbal communication speaks volumes, and often speaks louder than your verbal statements. Here are a list of non-verbal cues that tell your child that you appreciate them;

"Thumbs Up"
Pat on the back
High Five

Eye contact is also a powerful non-verbal cue. Turning your complete attention to your child tells them that they are important and that you are listening to them.

Sprinkle 10 non-verbal "I like You" gestures into the day and watch how your child responds. Come back and share your experience with us. I look forward to hearing the results!

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