ELAINE TAYLOR-KLAUS, PCC, CPCC, is a certified coactive coach, public speaker, author, educator, and cofounder of ImpactADHD. An international presenter of workshops and seminars, she provides training, coaching, and support for parents at all stages of managing complex kids. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Connecticut, and the CORO Fellows program in New York, Elaine began her lifelong advocacy for public health serving on the Governor's Council for Maternal and Infant Health for the state of Georgia, and has been writing on matters of health for more than a decade. She has served as a parent adviser to the American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter Quality Improvement Initiative on ADHD, and as an expert for Pfizer's Making Moments public education campaign. A volunteer on the national board of directors of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), Elaine is committed to improving the lives of women and their families. The mother of three complex teens and young adults, she lives in Atlanta with her husband, David, their children, and their three dogs. Read more from Elaine at ImpactADHD.com.
An empathetic, personal, and practical approach for parents
craving relief from the wide-ranging childhood impact of ADHD.
--Mark Bertin, MD, author of Mindful Parenting for ADHDCombining up-to-date neuroscience with old world wisdom, Parenting ADHD Now! is the how-to manual you have been longing for since the day your child with ADHD was born. No one, absolutely no one, does parent coaching better than ImpactADHD.
--Dr. Karin Forman Varblow, MD, FAAPAn excellent book for parents trying to understand what to do to help their kids who have ADHD! Elaine and Diane have brought their combined knowledge to give specific, proven advice for each of the different types of ADHD.
--Neil McNerney, LPC, author of Homework: A Parent's Guide to Helping Out without Freaking OutA great resource for parents of children for ADHD, Parenting ADHD Now! delivers specific, well-researched, easy to navigate strategies to deal with many of the challenges parents face.
--Michele Novotni, PhD, author of What Does Everybody Else Know that I Don't?If you've ever felt isolated in your parent journey, Parenting ADHD Now! is a must read. Informative, funny, engaging, and so realistic it makes you wonder if Elaine and Diane Are sitting at your dining room table.
--Mindy McNeal, PhD, creator of the Hey, You! ADHD AppDiane and Elaine provide a bright guiding light for adults who want to help kids with ADHD.
--Phil Boissiere, MFT, creator of "Beyond Focused" video series for adults with ADHDElaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster have written a very friendly, easily accessible book for parents of kids with ADHD. While they provide an overview of the science, they spend most of their time where parents will want it--on the 'what do I do?' part--without the overwhelm of too much technical information.
--Susan Bauerfeld, PhD, Licensed Clinical PsychologistI wish I had this book in my own ADHD library when my child was growing up. Most books focus on what's 'wrong' with the child, but this resource wisely describes how ADHD affects children using positive, informative language and offers parents strategies and practical tips to make life easier--for both child and parent. Highly recommended.
--Terry Matlen, MSW, author of The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with AD/HDElaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster have years of experience helping parents traverse the tricky waters of parenting kids with ADHD--and it shows. This book is unparalleled amongst ADHD support books. It is without a doubt the best, most empathetic, and most usable advice about parenting children with ADHD available today.
--Melissa Orlov, award-winning author of The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHDAs a psychiatrist who treats both adults and children with ADHD, I teach my patients that treatment of ADHD must include non-medication tools. Parenting ADHD Now! offers parents a well-equipped toolbox so that they can provide their children with the skills necessary to take control of their symptoms. This accessible, workable collection of strategies should be required reading for every parent of a child with ADHD.
--Michael Banov, MD, Medical Director Northwest Behavioral Research Center, and author of Taking Antidepressants: Your Comprehensive Guide to Starting, Staying On, and Safely Quitting
This book is special. The authors have managed to find the
simplest, yet totally comprehensive descriptions for everything you
need to know about how ADHD and executive function challenges
affect your child (or yourself!). As I read, I wanted to send parts
of the book to my coaching clients, because of the way it clarifies
difficult concepts and makes them easily applicable.
--Susan Lasky, author of Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, 2nd Edition-Revised and Updated: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get OrganizedParenting ADHD Now! is a terrific 'how to' book written by parents, for parents of kids with ADHD. Not only do Elaine and Diane understand kids with ADHD, they know what it's like to parent them. After you read this book, you'll be a better parent, and you'll help your kids reach their potential with ADHD.
--Randy Kulman, founder of Learning Works for Kids