Win “Easy to Love but Hard to Raise:” Powerful Stories from Parents of Children with ADHD

The disapproving glances. The nagging advice. The regrets to birthday invitations. Parents of children with ADHD know these isolating realities all too well. Now, they can win a new book that understands kids who are Easy to Love but Hard to Raise.
Feb. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- ADDitude magazine, the leading publication for families and adults living with attention deficit disorder, today announced an online giveaway for parents of children with ADHD and other conditions. Three winners will receive a copy of "Easy to Love but Hard to Raise: Real Parents, Challenging Kids, True Stories", a collection of parenting essays edited by ADDitude blogger Kay Marner.

To enter the ADHD book giveaway, parents must describe how their personal experiences mirror those of “Eve,” the fictional mother in Easy to Love but Hard to Raise who…

•   Suspects something is wrong with her overly sensitive baby, who suffers violent tantrums, doesn’t follow directions, and drives away potential friends.
•   Grows weary and frustrated when none of the expert discipline advice works.
•   Faces isolation and judgment from critics who think she’s a lazy wfavv parent.
•   Pursues a formal diagnosis for her son, and tries many alternative treatments before making the anguishing decision to treat his ADHD with medication.
•   Advocates for her son at school, where he needs academic accommodations to succeed.
•   Worries about her child’s future away from the routine and disciplined safety of home.

“The honest, painful, and occasionally funny stories in this book illustrate commonalities that I never dreamed existed between parents of challenging kids,” says Kay Marner, co-editor of the anthology and mother to a child with ADHD. “Together, these commonalities paint a fascinating portrait and assure us that our feelings – even the dark ones we rarely dare to express – are normal; even expected.”

Enter the "Easy to Raise but Hard to Raise" book giveaway at Share your story there by Friday, March 2, and enter to win one of three free copies of this new collection of essays from parents of children with ADHD and other disorders.

For interview opportunities with ADDitude or more information about Easy to Love but Hard to Raise, contact…

Kay Marner, ADDitude blogger and book editor

About ADDitude magazine

Founded in 1998 by award-winning journalist Ellen Kingsley, ADDitude has provided clear, accurate information and advice about ADD, ADHD and learning disabilities from the leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning for 10 years.

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ADDitude magazine publishes expert information about diagnosing and treating ADHD, helping children with ADHD and learning disabilities succeed in school, effectively parenting ADHD children, and excelling at work and at home with adult ADD.

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