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Buzz: An ADHD Mothers Search for Understanding, Patience, and Comic Relief Katherine Ellison

Buzz: An ADHD Mothers Search for Understanding, Patience, and Comic Relief

Katherine Ellison

Published October 5th 2010
ISBN : 9781401396251
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304 pages
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An absorbing, sharply observed memoir.--Kirkus ReviewsA hilarious and heartrending account of one mothers journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son--a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a childs bewildering behavior.Popular literature is filled with the stories of self-sacrificing mothers bravely tending to their challenging children. Katherine Ellison offers a different kind of tale. Shortly after Ellison, an award-winning investigative reporter, and her twelve-year-old son, Buzz, were both diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she found herself making such a hash of parenting that the two of them faced three alternatives: hed go to boarding school- shed go AWOL- or theyd make it their full-time job to work out their problems together. They decided to search for a solution while Ellison investigated what genuine relief, if any, might be found in the confusing array of goods sold by the modern mental health industry.The number of diagnoses for childhood attention and behavior issues is exploding, leaving parents and educators on a confusing chase to find the best kind of help for each child. Buzz, a page-turner of a memoir, brings much relief. It is immensely engaging, laugh-out-loud funny, and honest--and packed with helpful insights.