At last the book I've been working on--Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Solutions for Hard-to-Raise Children--is finished and available for you! Just scroll down to learn more about it and how you can order it.
The purpose of my book is to help you solve the "jigsaw puzzle" of your ADD/ADHD child. Each chapter starts with statements about your child that you can check off if it describes your child. Then there are scientific studies that support the importance of this piece of the puzzle, then how you can "fix" it and insert
it into your child's jigsaw puzzle. If you don't check off any statements in the beginning of a chapter just go on to the next chapter!
I know you are very busy and stressed!! Just one step at a time! Good luck and let me know how you are getting along.
All best wishes, Laura
This text is the result of my research devoted to the needs of ADD and ADHD Children. It begins with a review of core concepts relating to the identification of biological factors. Helping a child with ADD or ADHD is like solving a jigsaw puzzle composed of many different pieces related to his behavior and health. You have to identify the puzzle pieces important for your child or patient and fit them together to form a completed puzzle. Within each chapter, I will help you identify a potential piece of your child’s puzzle.
- Part I discusses the symptoms of ADD and ADHD, how these disorders are diagnosed, accompanying mental and physical problems, and what the underlying causes may be. Traditional treatments are outlined plus the pros and cons of using medication.
- Part II explains the A+ Diet to give children the nutrients they need. Avoidance of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup is discussed along with the problems of sugar and sugar replacements.
- Part III presents important lifestyle considerations such as quality and quantity of sleep and exercise.
- Part IV focuses on possible missing nutrients, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Part V identifies common food, chemical, and inhalant sensitivities.
- Part VI explains the importance of having beneficial bacteria in the intestine, and the problems of leaky gut.
- Part VII discusses the impact of toxic minerals and chemicals on behavior and health. Also provided is an appendix containing numerous child-appealing recipes that will help parents cope. This book will be a valuable resource for professionals who work with children-pediatricians, special educators, counselors, social workers, dieticians, and researchers.
Lisa Y Lefferts
A very useful, practical guide for families.
Your organization of ADD/ADHD information regarding symptoms, causes, diagnosis, behaviors and evidence-based recommendations is most impressive. The time, preparation and research given to complete this endeavor are—simply stated—remarkable, truly remarkable
There is lots and lots of practical advice in “Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Solutions for Hard-to-Raise Children” by Laura J. Stevens…Thoughtful, welcome, and gentle, if consistent, advice…Quite an interesting read!
Sidney M. Baker, M.D.
Laura Stevens is the rare researcher and writer who gives parents and practitioners the gift of lucid, practical background and actionable options for solving the most common puzzles found these days in the performance and health of children – and for grownups too!