• Boy Without Instructions

  • Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD
  • By: Penny Williams
  • Narrated by: Jayme Mattler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-02-2016
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Grace-Everett Press
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (6 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

Number-One Best Seller on Amazon!
2014 USA Best Book Awards Winner: Finalist, Parenting & Family
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.
©2014 Penny Williams (P)2016 Penny Williams
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sophia Cosmas on 16-07-2017

Seeking a village...

I suppose the main reason anyone would seek out this book would be if they were in a similar situation as Penny and her family.

As it is, my son's diagnosis is pretty much bang on identical to Ricochet's... so this story was most insightful, helpful, comforting and really worthwhile.

It is my first non technical port of call in terms of ADHD / Dysgraphia / processing disorder reading so it really was a great relief. I shed some tears probably just glad to know we aren't alone, but also seeing the breadth of everything laid out.

Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-05-2018

Amazing 🧡

Loved this book and related to EVERY word. Thank you Penny Williams for your honesty and integrity. Ricochet is a lucky boy! 🤗😘

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5 out of 5 stars
By JG on 03-05-2016

Loved this book!!!

I loved this book. I related so much with Penny. I laughed and cried. the narrator was great too. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has a child with ADHD.

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2 out of 5 stars
By brad key on 07-09-2016

not at all what I expected

Narrator was the only bright spot. No answers. just a frustrating story about a difficult situation. if you are looking for a story that might relate to your ADHD experience, this is the book for you. if you are looking for how to, or answers, look elsewhere.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 19-09-2016

Negative and depressing

Don't buy this one if you are hoping for a positive viewpoint and the ability to learn good strategies from other parents who have walked the ADHD path before you. This book focuses very much on the negatives and the bad days. It over dramatises the tough times that come along with ADHD. I felt compelled to keep listening as I was sure the author was at some time going to reassure me that persistence pays off or give some ideas to make things better. Any sniff of positivity only came right at the very end. Not one to lift your mood and help you look on the bright side I'm afraid. If you want to listen to someone having a good moan about how awful things can be for a family on the constant up hill struggle of having a child with ADHD...you'll love this book!

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