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About the Book"Why Can't You Stop Talking?!" by 11-year-old S. A. Leigh mixes autobiographical confessions and ADHD self-help in an educational, humorous way. Colorful photographs highlight key points as well as tips and tricks for navigating through school, family life, and friendships.
Imagine navigating your way in a system that isn't designed for you and your multi-sensory learning style. Eleven-year-old S. A. Leigh offers funny, poignant confessions and practical advice to ADHD kids about not just surviving but thriving among conceptual thinkers. Her uplifting examples of finding her creative strengths will encourage others to explore their untapped potential, too. Topics include motivation, organization, personal responsibility, stress, exercise, friendships, and self-acceptance.
Parents, teachers, and non-ADHD kids can gain insights about this ever-growing population as well as tools for dealing with this condition more effectively. According to recent figures, ADHD affects approximately 11% of U.S. children.
"Why Can't You Stop Talking?!" is a unique mix of autobiography and self-help that offers empowering messages in one readable, entertaining package.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: S. A. Leigh, a pseudonym, is an 11-year-old writer living in small-town USA slogging through homework (but making honor roll) and training to be a fierce ninja. In her free time, she surfs YouTube for outrageous videos and plays the violin. She also publishes her prose in national children's magazines (under her actual name), writes fan fiction, and has won a writing award for a short story about bullying.
S. A. Leigh's family life includes her weary parents; a bold, moody older sister; and two poorly trained rescue dogs. Life is never dull, but writing inspirations are plentiful ... thanks to ADHD and the many imaginative outbursts it brings.