Now in a revised and updated fourth edition, this comprehensive, bestselling work has earned its place as the leading resource for parents. Prominent authority Russell A. Barkley guides parents to understand why 6- to 18-year-olds with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) act the way they do--and provides practical steps to help them live up to their potential. Readers learn how to find the right professional help, get needed support at school, and manage challenging behavior using proven techniques. Packed with realistic stories and problem-solving ideas, this empathic guide is solidly grounded in science. New to the fourth edition are a chapter on health risks associated with ADHD, the latest information on the causes of the disorder, current facts on medications, a new discussion of sibling issues, advice for parents who might have ADHD themselves, and much more. Purchasers can download and print several practical tools.