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I’m sure you all know the proverbial saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” It means, something else always looks more promising from a distance. It’s a warning that things can be deceptively alluring from a distance. It’s a warning I have finally learned to heed. Finally! When it comes to special […]Read more
Alright, before you flame me, hear me out. I said I’m glad my son got the autism diagnosis, not that I’m happy he has autism. Of course I’m not happy he has autism! To better understand, you need a little background.Read more
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a sappy chick flick, especially those with the adorable Sandra Bullock. Hope Floats resides on my DVR no matter how many times I’ve watched it. And, let’s face it, Harry Connick Jr. can create a bright spot no matter how bad your day has been! […]Read more
Raising kids with ADHD is tough. They seem to have been born with the gift of instilling frustration even in the most peaceful of humans. It isn’t their intent, mind you. Far from it in fact. But, nonetheless, their innate behaviors can frustrate everyone around them, especially their parents. When a parent is angry or […]Read more
The Buzz About the Books
"Read this well-written, empathetic book right away, feel less alone, and take away not only moral support but also valuable strategies for helping your child, yourself, and your family."
"Boy Without Instructions reads like a novel, gripping the reader's interest with every page, every word. But Williams isn’t making up stories; she’s living them. She paints a painfully realistic picture of life with a child with ADHD."
"If you have a child struggling to scribble between the lines of a ‘typical’ world expectation, this book could enliven your courage to draw new lines of adaption and acceptance for your child living with ADHD."
"This compassionate story will captivate your heart and feed your brain. A must read for all mothers (and fathers, too) of children with ADHD."
"We experience joy to agony and everything in between as Williams takes us on her informative, validating, cautionary, and bittersweet adventure."
"In her blow-by-blow account of raising a child with ADHD, Williams confronts stigma and ensuing, enveloping guilt with heart-wrenching anecdotes and brutal honesty."
"I suspect this book would have made me a better mother, had I had such a book 10 years ago."
"Williams talks about the science, but more importantly, she talks about the lived experience of having a child with ADHD and what you can do to make all of your lives better.”
"Williams’ 9-month plan — a culmination of years of research, networking, and advocacy — moves parents step by step from bewilderment to competency and confidence."
"From diagnosis to the art of balancing expectations, self, and family, What to Expect leads you step-by-step through the unpredictable journey of parenting a child with ADHD."