The Boy from Hell

The Boy from Hell

Life with a Child with ADHD

Alison M. Thompson


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For Alison, life with her son Daniel sometimes seemed like an endless round of difficulties: disobedience, backchat, rudeness, name-calling and aggression. Upon starting school, where his aggression and lack of concentration concerned teachers, Daniel was given a vague diagnosis of borderline Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which was later changed to ADHD with secondary Oppositional Defiant Disorder and autistic traits. In this honest account of the first 18 years of Daniel's life, Alison exposes her own worries, doubts, and exceptional courage at every pivotal turn in Daniel's life. Interspersing the narrative with tips and advice on what she has found useful - or not - in bringing up Daniel, Alison also provides encouraging guidance for teachers and fellow parents. This book also raises serious questions about how the education system supports children with special needs, and if medication can be the answer to managing ADHD in children. This is the ebook edition, you will be able to access this ebook online via your browser or download it to the accompanying Jessica Kingsley Publishers app.


Alison M. Thompson:
Alison M. Thompson is the founder of ADHD Kids and a trained NLP Practitioner and Life Coach, a route she was propelled down due to the ongoing experience of raising a son with ADHD. She works to educate parents and teachers on understanding and dealing with ADHD in children. In 2008, Alison was nominated and shortlisted for the mother@work Most Exceptional Working Mother Award.