Amber's Reviews > Teaching the Restless: One School's Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed

Teaching the Restless by Chris Mercogliano
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Jul 30, 2011

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bookshelves: education, nonfiction

I really enjoyed the beginning of this book and the explanation of the Free School philosphy, but it got quite preachy in the middle. The author blames both absentee/uninvolved fathers and unattached/distracted mothers for their childrenss' ADHD. His short discussion of 'unbonded' children shows only a superfical understanding of attachment and bonding. I felt that his theories and analysis of the root causes of ADHD distracted from the much more interesting story of how a different learning environment can help kids with ADHD.

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