Boy Without Instructions

boy without instructions1“If you have a child with ADHD living on the liminal line of accepted disability (at least according to educational legal standards) you will find yourself taking notes on the journey of Ricochet, a colorful boy struggling to scribble literally and figuratively between the lines of a mainstream expectation of childhood. Williams lets you watch over her shoulder, as she makes decisions that will affect the whole of her son’s life and that of his family. What you learn could enliven your courage to firmly draw your own lines as you step up in advocacy for the needs of your child living with ADHD.”

- Mantu Joshi, M.Div. author of The Resilient Parent: Everyday Wisdom for Life with Your Exceptional Child

Most books on ADHD don’t dare expose the genuine grit of the moment-by-moment peaks and valleys of this special parenthood — the gut-wrenching, crying on the bathroom floor, feeling like you’re losing your mind truth of the matter that is learning to successfully parent a child with ADHD. Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a child with ADHD changes that.

Williams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression through this learning curve during this harrowing ride. Right before your eyes, this 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. Boy Without Instructions validates your grief and guilt, yet reveals that it’s truly possible to craft a (mostly) joy-filled life for your child with ADHD, yourself, and your family. Download Excerpt

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“When your child is diagnosed with a disability it’s difficult to know where to turn. Penny Williams has made the path easier for you as she takes you along on her journey of discovery and acceptance. Boy Without Instructions is a compassionate story that will captivate your heart, while providing a wealth of information for 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: A Young People’s Guide to Understanding ADHD

Penny WilliamsAbout the Author

PENNY WILLIAMS – Award-Winning Blogger. Freelance Writer. Author. Warrior Mom.

A self-described “veteran” parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the author of the Amazon best-seller about her parenthood in the trenches, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. She is also the creator of the award-winning website, {a mom’s view of ADHD}, and a frequent contributor on parenting a child with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications. Look for her second book, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, in late 2014. Follow Penny and get updates about Ricochet at Boy Without Instructions.

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