books about: distracted
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many ...
That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life
At last, the solution for getting disorganized boys back on track. Missed assignments. Lack of focus and enthusiasm. Falling grades. For too many boys and their frustrated parents, these are the facts of life. But they don't have to be. Top academic counselor Ana Homayoun has helped turn even the most disorganized, scattered, and unfocused boys into successful young people who consistently meet their personal and academic challenges. She ...
Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task. In this ...
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
Edward M. Hallowell M.D.
John J. Ratey M.D.
Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patients—both adults and children—Hallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to ...
What Should We Be Worried About?: Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. What should we be worried about? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website"— The Guardian ), posed to the planet's most influential minds. He asked them to disclose something that, for scientific reasons, worries ...
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
W. W. Norton & Company
Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate “Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s ...
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Edward M. Hallowell
John J. Ratey
In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing that ...
The Sensory Child Gets Organized: Proven Systems for Rigid, Anxious, or Distracted Kids
Silver Winner, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)—Parenting Resources Gold Honoree, Mom’s Choice Awards—Parenting–Special and Exceptional Needs Every year, tens of thousands of young children are diagnosed with disorders that make it difficult for them to absorb the external world. Parents of sensory kids—like those with sensory processing disorder, anxiety disorder, AD/HD, autism, bipolar disorder, and OCD—often feel ...
A Praying Life: Connecting With God In A Distracting World
Paul E. Miller
Author Paul Miller shares his insights and conclusions about how to connect the broken pieces of your life and allow prayer—even poorly delivered—to fill the gaps with meaning and substance. Miller's down-to-earth approach and practical nature will help you see that your relationship with God can grow and your communication with Him can get better. Parents will find Miller's family-life experiences especially helpful. Includes ...
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don't ...
This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about ...
Distracted Driving: The Multi-Tasking Myth (You Be the Judge Book 1)
The Russell Café, 2014
We all want to believe we can drive responsibly and monitor distractions. But our attention is limited by nature, and we are often very subtly distracted from noticing things right in front of us. Depending on what you're doing while you're driving, you could literally miss seeing a giraffe grazing on the roadside. Because of distractions, many people have failed to see a gorilla beating its chest right in front of them, and this is no joke. ...
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Diary: Monitoring Your Emotional Regulation Day by Day
New Harbinger Publications
Difficult emotions like anger, fear, sadness, guilt, and shame are part of being alive and are meant to help protect us, but when they get out of control, these emotions can also cause severe pain. When you're in the grip of an emotional storm, it's all too easy to overreact, lash out at others, or become angry with yourself. Therapists created dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, to help people with overwhelming emotions calm themselves when ...
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
Oxford University Press
In recent years, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm about the dire state of reading in America. Americans are not reading enough, they say, or reading the right books, in the right way. In this book, Alan Jacobs argues that, contrary to the doomsayers, reading is alive and well in America. There are millions of devoted readers supporting hundreds of enormous bookstores and online booksellers. Oprah's Book Club is hugely influential, ...
Visionary Child: How To Raise a Focused, Visionary Kid That Can Change The World
Talent Writers, 2014
In this book we will go through each step you need to take to make sure your kid grows up focused, determined, and not easily distracted. Think of a tree; every tree needs a root system so it can grow taller and stronger without getting knocked out easily. This book will provide you with the guidance to encourage those strong roots to grow. You will have a grounded, powerful child that will know how to make great decisions, learn from his ...
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
Edward M. Hallowell
John J. Ratey
Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes -- from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming -- and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.
Distracted by Fate (The Witches of Spring Hill, Book 4)
Patricia Proctor, 2014
In the first three books of the Witches of Spring Hill series, the Alexanders and Silvans joined together to defeat enemies. Now, it’s not just enemies that are the problem, it’s the past. Brianna, Cian, and Xavier Silvan have always been interested in their history, but once they met Kaiden, Chloe, and Rowan Alexander their desire for information about their past grew even stronger. And the Alexanders aren’t the only ones with ...
Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
Edward M. Hallowell
Peter S. Jensen
With decades of experience working with ADD children, Dr. Edward Hallowell has long argued that ADD is too often misunderstood, mistreated, and mislabeled as a “disability.” Now he teams up with top academic ADD researcher Peter S. Jensen, M.D., to bring you an invaluable new approach to helping your ADD child. Superparenting for ADD offers a specific game plan including • UNCONDITIONAL LOVE Tune out the diagnosticians and simply ...
Greatest Distraction (Distracted #1)
My name is Ryen Macek. I’m twenty-eight years old, live in Atlanta, Georgia and live a fairly normal life. Anyway, like most women, I’ve dated and it’s always turned out badly. Most recently that would be Aaron, who decided to trample on my heart in the form of a woman wearing a sheet. Not that I’m bitter, mind you, but, well, I sort of am. I decided I needed a distraction. I needed to get away from this city, the men in this ...
10 Days to a Less Distracted Child: The Breakthrough Program that Gets Your Kids to Listen, Learn, Focus, and ...
Ph.D. Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D.
Da Capo Press
A fresh, practical, and completely original take on handling inattentive/hyperactive children. Anecdotal examples throughout help parents understand their kids, improve focus and organization at school, and eliminate other distracted or inappropriate behaviors at home.
Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age
Foreword by Bill McKibben , author of The End of Nature and The Bill McKibben Reader Do you text during family dinners or read e-mails during meetings? Does your spouse learn about your day from Facebook? Do you get news about the world by scanning online headlines while also doing something else? Welcome to the land of distraction. Despite our wondrous technologies and scientific advances, we are nurturing a culture of diffusion, ...
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