Paperback: £12.99 / $19.95
2010, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-106-4, BIC 2: VFJD
Parenting a child with Asperger syndrome is never easy, and adding ADHD to the psychological mix makes life even more difficult. In this searingly honest account of bringing up her son, Luke, Jan Greenman challenges common perceptions of a 'life with labels', and recalls her family's 18 year journey to the edge and back.
Writing frankly about the medical issues of Luke's early years, including the impact of MMR and Ritalin, Jan recalls how Luke's diagnoses came about, and how life at The Edge, their aptly named family home, changed as a result. She describes the causes and effects of the behaviours associated with Luke's conditions, and the impact they had on each family member, including his younger sister, Abbi. The only predictable thing about Luke is his unpredictability, and Jan also takes a light-hearted look at some of his more unusual habits and obsessions. The book includes tips and advice from Jan, Abbi, and Luke himself, and the final chapters go beyond Luke's early years to look at his life as a teenager - his solo trip to Dubai, and subsequent encounter with customs, his expulsion from school, and the inspirational Headteacher who helped him to turn his life around.
Life at the Edge and Beyond is a must for anyone involved in bringing up a child with Asperger syndrome, ADHD - or both. Parents will take from the family's successes, learn from their mistakes, and realize that, no matter how close to the edge they may feel, they are never alone.
4 March 2011
By Jan Greenman, author of Life at the Edge and Beyond: Living with ADHD and Asperger Syndrome. Last year my son Luke spoke to author Nick Hornby’s Treehouse Charity staff, and they were so impressed with him that they asked him to become a Youth Patron for their new Ambitious About Autism charity – watch...
24 September 2010
We’re very pleased to announce that JKP author Jan Greenman will be launching her book, Life at the Edge and Beyond, on Saturday, 14th November at the fabulous independent bookshop, cafe and gallery Woolfson & Tay, located in London’s Bermondsey Square. “Jan Greenman shares her experiences of parenting a child with Asperger Syndrome, ADHD and Chronic Anxiety...
20 August 2010
Jan Greenman is the author of Life at the Edge and Beyond: Living with ADHD and Asperger Syndrome - a searingly honest account of bringing up her son, Luke. Writing frankly about the medical issues of Luke’s early years, including the impact of MMR and Ritalin, Jan recalls how Luke’s diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome and ADHD...
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