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Raising Will is a heartfelt, humbling memoir written by a Texan turned Minnesotan mother and child psychologist. Her heart breaks for Will when he is repeatedly banned from Fun Friday in 1st grade shortly after he is diagnosed with ADHD. The family zig-zags through an obstacle course of therapies, medication side effects, tutoring, and sleepless nights, while shining a light on Will’s inherent strength – blues guitar. Her readers will surely recognize themselves in this story and find solace, laughter, and hope as they celebrate the surprising blessings ADHD can bring
A Note From the Publisher
Ebook ISBN is 978-1-63489-236-0; audiobook ISBN is 978-1-63489-237-7!
Raising Will is a deeply honest look at the challenges faced—and triumphs possible—when parenting a child with ADHD. This is a MUST-READ that highlights possibly the most important, perspective—that of the parent.”
—Dr. Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D, winner of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
“There are hundreds of books about parenting; while insightful about the ADHD experience, this book is so much more. With the right balance of hope, humor, disappointment, and desperation, Katherine’s Raising Will shows the ups, downs, and delight of raising an ADHD child.”
—Pat Pulice, vice president of clinical quality at Fraser Child and Family Center
“Parenting kids with ADHD is a wild ride. Luckily, we have stories like Katherine Quie's Raising Will to be good company, offer useful survival techniques, and give us hope.”
—Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, author of Hannah Delivered, winner of the IPPY Gold Medal for regional fiction, Midwest; writing instructor at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis
"Thank you, Dr. Quie! After twenty-seven years of practice in psychiatry, Raising Will changed the way I think about ADHD and the family experience."
—Dr. Craig Vine, M.D., medical director at Psych Recovery, Incorporated.
Plan to purchase Media Outreach Program through IBPA. Hiring publicist to help get the word out about my book. I plan to seek speaking engagements, submit my work to organizations associated with ADHD (e.g., Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), reach out to schools and libraries, continue to build up my social media platform, and keep learning how to get my book to people impacted by ADHD :)