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Living with the Active Alert Child
Living with the Active Alert Child

Living with the Active Alert Child

Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents


288 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $16.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: January 2003

ISBN 9781884734779

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jan 2003)
Parenting Press

Price: $14.95


A welcome resource for those parents of children bursting with energy, creativity, and intensity who feel as though they are struggling to keep up, this guide offers relief, reassurance, and practical advice on dealing with what Linda Budd, a psychologist with more than 35 years’ experience, terms “active alert” children. Dr. Budd provides a clear delineation of common characteristics and helps parents understand what motivates their children. She also offers case histories and lively anecdotes about successful strategies employed by other parents. This third edition of Living with the Active Alert Child includes a chapter on living with an active alert teenager, as well as Budd’s insights, after having tracked many children to adulthood, on what high-achievers many active alert children ultimately become.

Author Biography

Linda S. Budd, PhD, is a psychologist who has been in private practice for more than 35 years, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota.