Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD, Second Edition

Pages: 80, Black & white
Size: 6" x 9"
Age Range: 8-13
Item #: 441B023
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0386-4
List Price: $16.95
Copyright: 2008
Format: Hardcover
Other Formats: Softcover
Softcover (Spanish),
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This edition is no longer for sale. However, the Third Edition is available.

Putting on the Brakes, Second Edition is the essential AD/HD resource offering kids, their parents, and professionals need-to-know tips and techniques to manage attention disorders. Loaded with practical ways to improve their organizational, focusing, studying, and homework skills, the book gives kids with AD/HD the tools for success in and out of school. It also contains more strategies for making friends, controlling emotions, and being healthy. Kids will feel empowered to be the best they can be!

About the Authors

Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in Washington, DC. Dr. Quinn obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. She completed a pediatric internship at Georgetown University Medical Center, a pediatric fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Georgetown Hospital, and a Pediatric Level 2 residency at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Quinn is a well-known international speaker and conducts workshops nationwide about ADHD, and has authored several best-selling and groundbreaking books on the topic. In the last decade, she has devoted her attention professionally to the issues confronting girls and women with ADD (ADHD) with a particular interest on the relationship of a mother and child with ADHD. She also feels a strong commitment to working with teenagers and college students with ADHD, helping them to identify and manage issues specific to their age group. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award.

Judith M. Stern, MA, is an educational consultant in Rockville, Maryland, specializing in work with children who have learning and attention problems. She is an experienced learning disabilities teacher, reading specialist and classroom teacher. She consults with parents and teachers, speaks nationally on subjects such as attention deficit disorder, learning problems and children's study/organizational skills. She is the co-author of four children's books on AD/HD and LD. She has also published chapters in a number of professional books and magazines.

About the Illustrator
Joe Lee is an illustrator and author with many years of experience. He is the illustrator of multiple books and an award-winning editorial cartoonist for the Bloomington Herald-Times.
Reviews & Awards

This is one of the rare books written specifically for children coping with ADHD. It contains up-to-date information about ADHD and is remarkably comprehensive in its coverage. The book is a treasure chest of useful suggestions for children and early teens coping with this condition. Further, it provides a useful tool for involving parents and children together in the process of coping with ADHD.
—Thomas J. Power, PhD, director, Center for Management of ADHD; professor of school psychology in pediatrics and education, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania

This new edition of the original classic is a MUST in the homes of all children with AD/HD as well as schools and offices of professionals who treat and support children with this disorder.
—Sandra F. Rief, MA, author of How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD and The ADHD Book of Lists

This book empowers kids to take charge of their AD/HD. It is filled with practical ideas that build real life-management skills. Adults will learn a lot, too!
—Karen J. Miller, MD, The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Boston

This is a great book for kids with and without AD/HD to learn more about themselves and the condition. The book tells you so much, from explaining to you how to focus in class to learning how to deal with friends.
—Emily J. Levy, entering the 6th grade

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