Grace-Everett Press will be releasing Penny Williams’ first book, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD, June 1, 2014.
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. – Susan Caughman, Editor-in-Chief, ADDitude Magazine
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. – Mantu Joshi, M.Div., Author of “The Resilient Parent”
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. – Terry Matlen, ACSW; Author: “Survival Tips for Women with ADHD;” Director, ADDconsults.com
This compassionate story will captivate your heart and feed your brain. A must read for all mothers (and fathers, too) of children with ADHD. – Patricia O. Quinn, M.D., Developmental Pediatrician, Author of Over 20 Books on ADHD, Including “Putting on the Brakes”
We experience joy to agony and everything in between as Williams takes us on her informative, validating, cautionary, and bittersweet adventure. – Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC; Co-Founder of ImpactADHD; Parenting Coach; and Author of ADHD in Reality
Most books on ADHD omit the genuine grit of parenting a child who has ADHD. They don’t dare tell you the God’s-honest truth about the moment-by-moment peaks and valleys of this special brand of parenthood — the gut-wrenching, crying on the bathroom floor, yelling at teachers, feeling like you’re losing your mind truth of the matter that is learning to successfully parent a child with neuro-behavioral disorders, like ADHD and learning disabilities. Boy Without Instructions changes that.
Williams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression of learning to parent a child with ADHD in the harrowing ride that is Boy Without Instructions. Right before your eyes, this unapologetic, initially grief-stricken momma transforms from obsessed-with-ADHD control-freak and helicopter mom to optimistic and (mostly) confident parent of a child who happens to have ADHD.
You’ll find yourself nodding along, laughing out loud, and wiping away tears as you relate to Williams’ experiences with her son, Ricochet. Her story validates a parent’s grief and guilt, yet reveals that it’s truly possible to craft a (mostly) joy-filled and successful life for your child with ADHD, yourself, and your family. Use her experiences and been-there-done-that insights to shorten your time on the learning curve of parenting a child with ADHD.