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Only a Mother Could Love Him - My Story - How I lived with A.D.D. and Overcame It! ePub download

by Benjamin Polis

  • Author: Benjamin Polis
  • ISBN: 1740081692
  • ISBN13: 978-1740081696
  • ePub: 1693 kb | FB2: 1441 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Publisher: Add Help Guide; Illustrated. edition (May 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 167
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 493
  • Format: lit lrf lrf txt
Only a Mother Could Love Him - My Story - How I lived with A.D.D. and Overcame It! ePub download

I think that he could relate. I picked this up from the Library yesterday and finished it yesterday.

What is even more exciting is that the author (diagnosed with ADHD) was 19 when he wrote this book. I really appreciated all of the tips and think that I may even recommend this to my brother with ADHD. I think that he could relate.

Feb 24, 2009 Tracey rated it it was amazing. For anyone who has a child with ADHD, this book is a godsend. I was flabbergasted from page 1. They were telling my life story! It is truly amazing.

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Now better able to cope, Polis discusses how and when to use medication, how to. .now that I have read this book, i can wholeheartedly recommend it to other parents.

Now better able to cope, Polis discusses how and when to use medication, how to teach ADHD children to enjoy reading, and other related issues. Many of Polis's former teachers and classmates are surprised that he graduated from college and is now an author. Fortunately we did not have the problems with violence he describes.

I loved it so much and felt it was so helpful that I bought it for a friend who has a son that has ADHD. The idea that he woke up one day and changed simply isn't true

I loved it so much and felt it was so helpful that I bought it for a friend who has a son that has ADHD. A great read if you are a teacher or a parent (even if your child does not have it, they are bound to have a classmate or friend that does. One person found this helpful. The idea that he woke up one day and changed simply isn't true. The title "Only a Mother Could Love Him" is apt, as his mother went through so much pain and yet stood by him. That's the real message of the book. I do wonder whether the lack of empathy shown means that Ben Polis had more than adhd, perhaps sociopathic tendencies.

Ben Polis set out to write a book that would help parents understand their ADHD children. In that regard, I feel he succeeded admirably.

book by Benjamin Polis. Ben Polis set out to write a book that would help parents understand their ADHD children. It certainly provides a lot of insight into the mind of kid who just can't control himself.

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Ben Polis attended six different schools, served over three thousand h.You easily download any file type for your gadget

Ben Polis attended six different schools, served over three thousand h.Only a Mother Could Love Him - My Story - How I lived with . You easily download any file type for your gadget. and Overcame It! Benjamin Polis.

That Only a Mother" is a science fiction short story by American writer Judith Merril, originally published in June 1948 in Astounding Science Fiction. The story is set five years in the future in 1953. World War III has been going on for several years.

For all parents who have ever cried in despair over their hyperactive, impulsive, and seemingly uncontrollable child; for every teacher who�s ever vented frustration at a student who just won�t pay attention; for every kid who has ever asked himself, Why does everyone hate me?�help is here. Only a Mother Could Love Him is a remarkable look inside the mind of a person with ADD/ADHD. Ben Polis attended six different schools, served over three thousand hours of detention, and drove his family into counseling. But through great determination and the use of self-taught concentration techniques, Ben not only graduated high school but also attended a competitive university.Ben describes what it�s really like to feel those constant impulses, to get all that medication, to desperately want to be �normal.� In addition, he offers lots of valuable advice to parents, including� finding what forms of discipline will work�and what will never work� surviving the daily homework struggle� medicating or seeking other methods of treatment� teaching your ADD/ADHD child to read Only a Mother Could Love Him is a much-needed salve for parents and kids who feel isolated, depressed, and confused. From schoolwork to exercise to drugs, Ben Polis has important insights to share�and a message of hope that will warm the hearts of those suffering the most.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Iraraeal
I read this entire book from beginning to end. There were some good points. I was appalled at a lot of his behavior and that he got to get away with most of it. He was kicked out of six schools for his behavior problems, disrespectful to his mother and father heck he punched his fsther in the face several face several times! He managed to graduate high school and go on to college. This was a matter of him being determined got to give him that. But he was also disrespctful and rude to anyone he did not like and when he was in a bad mood. He said he is not religious but his parents are Catholic. Then there is the after the book was published what happened to him. I found out he quit school to do book tours and speaking tour and he was able to open his own business with a friend he went to school with and their business was called EnergyStart. The business was a call center that got clients to switch over from their current electricity company to a sponsored electricity company and the more clients they got to switch over the more money his company made. They were making millions of dollars but spending more than they made on office massages and parties and other stupid things. They never trained their workers and expected them to work long hours fo low wage. Also the company was putting out false advertising and scamming clients. There was also a wierd advertising billboard of Ben Polis, the co-president in his underwear. He had to resign as co-president from his company after his sponsors termnated his company because he went on Facebook calling an African Aboriginee (black Australian) a bad name saying it was a joke and then proceeding to joke about jewish people, fat people, and asian people! His company went into bankruptcy after this. Did you know he actually blamed his workers for his company not succeeding? I did think the book was very non boring but i can't take advice from someone who blames his severe ADHD on all of his problems and can't control his mouth! I don't want my son to be anything like him or look up to someone like this!! We are going to make sure with everything we have in us that our son learns to think of others and put others before himself. I am donating this book to our local library because I do not like this book or how Ben Polis was raised and turned out. This is a lesson alright a lesson of what NOT to do!!!
Ger
My 12yr old ADHD son (Ben) loved this book, telling both myself & his teacher we had to read it to know how to get him.
Eigonn
Ben Polis set out to write a book that would help parents understand their ADHD children. In that regard, I feel he succeeded admirably. It certainly provides a lot of insight into the mind of kid who just can't control himself.

I would absolutely recomment this book to parents who have a child that has, or may have, ADD/ADHD. I would also consider it a must-read for teachers and students aspiring to be teachers. The classroom is a really rough place for kids with ADD and there are too many teachers who'd rather ignore a trouble-maker than actually put the effort into helping them. I think this book might give them what they need to be more compassionate with children who need the attention.

There are a lot of good ideas in this book for staving off temper-tantrums and explaining to the child how he is misbehaving.

I addition to the advice and insight, it's a really touching story. You really get a sense of the sadness and confusion Ben went through, as well as the horror his parents felt on more than one occasion.

The book would probably be great for someone in their teens or older who is living with ADD and wants to feel that they are not alone, or could benefit from his coping strategies.

I do have a couple criticisms. First, it should be noted that while Ben grew up with ADHD, he is not an expert on the subject. His advice comes from personal experience, not research. His techniques, while probably very helpful, will not apply in all cases. There are also times in the book where he simply does not undertand what it is that he's talking about. He tries to talk about stuff that is beyond his own experience, and in a few cases he is not correct, or, for example, displays that he doesn't actually know what the word "symptom" means. The average person will probably not catch these mistakes, but they are there, and it should be remembered that he is not an expert.

The other problem I had was that it was very male-centric. When giving advice he always refers to "your son". The book probably has little to offer parent of daughters with ADHD unless the daughter follows a pattern of symptoms more typical of a boy.

Overall, the book really is excellent. It's a good read and I expect very helpful. But keep in mind, especially if you are a parent of a child with ADHD, that he not an authority.
Cobandis
This is by far the best book that I read when my son was diagnosed with ADHD. I researched the heck out of the subject and this was my bible. I recommend it to anyone I know if their child is diagnosed. Highly recommend it.
Akelevar
So many books on ADD/ADHD are written by "child experts" and it's very clinical in nature. It explains that the neurotransmitters are getting lost and that medication is maybe your best, and easiest option. I love how Ben Polis is down to earth in his explanation of his own battle with ADHD. He tells many stories about his own rough childhood. Parts of this book left me in tears because I can relate with my own 7 year old boy who was up until very recently undiagnosed with ADHD. I think one of the worst feelings is that I gave him the genetics for ADHD (I have ADD myself, diagnosed as a young teen). When he gets bored he does something more interesting like slap his sister. I have a lot of guilt and depression when his teachers tell me that he has hurt another child and want to know why. I feel like Ben has really helped me step into my son's shoes and understand why ADHD children can't actually control their impulses as well, and that he is depressed too because he feels that what he is doing is "bad". I love my son so much and make sure to tell him more and more every day that and that he is so smart and capable. This is a fantastic read for a parent dealing with an impulsive child. It can help parents feel that this too can be conquered.
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