Dr. David Stein’s Ritalin is Not The Answer : A Drug-Free, Practical Program for Children Diagnosed with ADD or ADHD was published in 1999 and has become a resource that parents of children diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) (ADHD) rely on. Then, to make the Caregiver’s Skill Program outlined in that book even easier to apply, Dr. Stein published Ritalin is Not the Answer Action Guide: An Interactive Companion to the Bestselling Drug-Free ADD/ADHD Parenting Program three years later in 2002.
The Caregiver’s Skill Program is an alternative to psychiatric drugs, meant to help improve children’s behavior at home and in school, and help children become more motivated and emotionally balanced overall. Ritalin is Not the Answer Action Guide is a follow up to Ritalin is Not the Answer: A Drug-Free, Practical Program for Children Diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, and uses the same principles and methods of the Caregiver’s Skill Program, and will help you execute the plan and track progress with step-by-step guidelines, checklists, self-tests, exercises and resources for parents and teachers.
About the Author
Dr. David B. Stein is a psychologist who worked as a clinical practitioner and professor of psychology in Virginia. He also was deputized with the Prince George Co. Police Department in Virginia, and worked as a criminal profiling consultant for Petersburg and Virginia State Police. Dr. Stein is an accomplished author who spent most of his career fighting against and exposing the evils of using amphetamine drugs such as Ritalin to treat children with ADD and ADHD. His other books include The Psychology Industry Under a Microscope, Controlling the Difficult Adolescent: The REST Program, Unraveling the ADD/ADHD Fiasco, and Stop Medicating, Start Parenting. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 73 years old, and is survived by his wife, two sons and two grandchildren.
“Offers parents of children diagnosed with ADD or ADHD an entire program for improving behavior and raising performance-without resorting to drugs. Dr. Stein offers much good practical advice.”
DuBose Ravenel, M.D., Cornerstone Pediatrics, Highpoint, North Carolina:
“As a practicing pediatrician, I have been using Dr. Stein’s book Ritalin is Not the Answer as an alternative to medication, and I have achieved great success with parents who prefer a non-medication approach…. Once you see results, as I have, your views on ADD/ADHD will inevitably begin to change.”
“Shows Ritalin, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD in millions of young children, to be a dangerously addictive drug…. Anyone who acts as a caregiver for elementary-aged children diagnosed with ADHD should consider this perspective.”