Pages: 104 pages
Size: Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5 inches
The energy of these children can be astounding; their curiosity boundless. Channeling that energy is not only helpful but necessary. Supporting that curiosity is essential! This book provides specific hints for coping, for establishing realistic boundaries, for avoiding labels and easy judgements (like “Attention Deficit Disorder”) where any child is concerned. Written in an upbeat style, the author draws from her experience with her own active/ creative children and those of others to present a handbook of encouragement and genuine help.
Stephanie Vlahov shares her wisdom in parenting the energetic child with a vivid imagination who does not fit into the traditional “. . . sports, Boy Scouts, rote-learning” box. The Active/Creative Child gives parents the courage to see their child's energy and creativity as a marvelous gift. Whether it is chasing a toddler at the park or dealing with a school system quick to put the label of “attention deficit” on a busy, verbal child, Vlahov shares her own experiences in helping the active/creative child grow into the person he or she is supposed to be.
Tish Davidson, author: School Conflict; Prejudice; and Competition, and mother of an active/creative daughter.
A must read for any parent seeking alternative ideas to support them on the path to raising an active/creative child. This is a sensitive, insightful, and practical book that will impact the lives of many parents and children alike.
Rosemarie Cortez Vierra, M.Ed., Educational Consultant, Santa Clara County, California.
An inspired guide with practical suggestions for parents and teachers of active and creative children. Any parent with a child diagnosed with ADHD should read this book, and all teachers should too! This book is a blessing for creative and active children. It will help them to unleash their gifts and avoid damaging labels and medications.
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb, nationally published journalist, and author: The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths and The Gift of Depression.