Even in the best of times, raising complex kids can be confusing and frustrating. In complex times, it’s even more overwhelming.
Sometimes, before talking with our kids, we need to let ourselves do the reading, talking, and learning necessary in our own minds to make sense of it – at least for now.
That’s why we are sharing an interview with Elaine Taylor-Klaus about her upcoming book “The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids”. Our goal is to to give you the confidence to keep taking steps forward and find a deeper clarity for yourself and your family.
Preview “The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids”, an Interview with Elaine Taylor-Klaus, ImpactADHD and Impact Parenting
Elaine Taylor-Klaus gives an open and thoughtful interview to Cynthia Crossley from Habyts about her upcoming book “The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids”, a step-by-step guide and coaching book for parents raising kids with ADHD, anxiety, and other challenges.
Out in September 2020, “The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More” is available on pre-order with two bonus gifts available now: “The Essential Parenting in a Pandemic Supplement” and “Three Things Not to Say to Parents of Complex Kids.”
What other experts are saying about “The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids”, by Elaine Tayor-Klaus
“As I was reading The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids, I thought: “What a wonderful gift Elaine Taylor-Klaus has given to parents.” If this book had been written 30 years ago, I would have made it required reading for all the parents (and teachers and mental health specialists) I have ever worked with. It is certainly now on the top of my “must read” list, and I am recommending it every chance I get.
I have read many parenting books in my long career, and I must say this is the first one I’ve found that weaves knowledge, emotion and personal experience into a comforting fabric you just want to wrap around yourself if you’re a parent of a complex child.
Elaine’s writing makes you feel like she’s sitting across from you–a trusted friend offering you tea, support, advice and encouragement. She bravely and generously shares stories from her own experience as a complex parent of complex kids, as well as lessons learned from her interactions with thousands of parents in her role as a coach and co-founder of ImpactADHD® and Sanity School®.
The book is helpfully organized according to the types of challenges faced by parents, so that the reader can quickly get to the sections that speak most immediately to their needs. By presenting the reader with a coaching model that makes absolute sense, case studies, links to web-based resources and references to the work of other parenting gurus, it is an indispensable guide for those seeking “a new path to grow into the kind of parent your kids need, which is ultimately the kind of parent you want to be.”
Page after well-organized page is filled with facts, anecdotes, sensible and effective strategies, and wise counsel. This extremely well-written book lives up to its claim as “The Essential Guide.” You’ll want to read it cover to cover, and then keep it on your nightstand, for it will surely become your “how to” manual as you learn to shift from “parenting from desperation to parenting from inspiration.”
Jerome Schultz, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist, Harvard Medical School
Author: Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It
Give yourself a chance to find your own clarity.