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Fire Child, Water Child is a revolutionary guide to parenting a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not rely on medication or pathologizing your child’s challenges. This method, created by pediatrician and ADHD specialist Stephen Scott Cowan, helps you identify your child’s unique focusing style—wood, fire, earth, metal, or water—and ca Fire Child, Water Child is a revolutionary guide to parenting a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not rely on medication or pathologizing your child’s challenges. This method, created by pediatrician and ADHD specialist Stephen Scott Cowan, helps you identify your child’s unique focusing style—wood, fire, earth, metal, or water—and calm the stress that can contribute to your child’s ADHD symptoms. What is your child’s ADHD style? • The Wood Child is an adventurous explorer who is always on the move but gets frustrated easily • The Fire Child is outgoing, funny, and can be prone to mood swings and impulsive actions • The Earth Child is cooperative, peacemaking, but can feel worried or indecisive when stressed • The Metal Child is comforted by routine, and finds it difficult to shift attention from task to task • The Water Child is an imaginative dreamer, yet struggles to keep track of time By using this personalized approach, you will help your child reduce impulsive behavior, regulate attention, and handle school and home routines with confidence.


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Fire Child, Water Child is a revolutionary guide to parenting a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not rely on medication or pathologizing your child’s challenges. This method, created by pediatrician and ADHD specialist Stephen Scott Cowan, helps you identify your child’s unique focusing style—wood, fire, earth, metal, or water—and ca Fire Child, Water Child is a revolutionary guide to parenting a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that does not rely on medication or pathologizing your child’s challenges. This method, created by pediatrician and ADHD specialist Stephen Scott Cowan, helps you identify your child’s unique focusing style—wood, fire, earth, metal, or water—and calm the stress that can contribute to your child’s ADHD symptoms. What is your child’s ADHD style? • The Wood Child is an adventurous explorer who is always on the move but gets frustrated easily • The Fire Child is outgoing, funny, and can be prone to mood swings and impulsive actions • The Earth Child is cooperative, peacemaking, but can feel worried or indecisive when stressed • The Metal Child is comforted by routine, and finds it difficult to shift attention from task to task • The Water Child is an imaginative dreamer, yet struggles to keep track of time By using this personalized approach, you will help your child reduce impulsive behavior, regulate attention, and handle school and home routines with confidence.

30 review for Fire Child, Water Child: How Understanding the Five Types of ADHD Can Help You Improve Your Child's Self-Esteem and Attention

  1. 5 out of 5

    Charleigh

    I love the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and ADHD, to better conceptualize the different ways children manifest symptoms. The point that ADHD is a cluster of symptoms more than a disease is a fair and valid point. Classifying the autonomic system, limbic system, and neocortex as "little frog", "wild puppy", and "big heart" is an intuitive way to explain to children how brains function. I love the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and ADHD, to better conceptualize the different ways children manifest symptoms. The point that ADHD is a cluster of symptoms more than a disease is a fair and valid point. Classifying the autonomic system, limbic system, and neocortex as "little frog", "wild puppy", and "big heart" is an intuitive way to explain to children how brains function.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    3 1/2 stars. Super interesting view on ADHD. Borrowed this from the library and decided to buy a copy so I could have the book as a reference.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    Interesting read! Great for any family/teacher even if ADHD isn’t a challenge. I appreciated that he offered many ideas for practical application even if I can’t see myself implementing all of them.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Love how this explains different personalities and how to best work with them

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ellie regan gilliatt

    Excellent! This book uses nature to help gives different description to ADHD, it is an out of the box way to help kids become their potential, really great!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Stephen Cowan takes a very holistic approach to ADHD in this book, drawing from a variety of scientific and philosophical sources to build a framework for understanding and supporting five major personality types. Each type corresponds to an element (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) that represents a person's most basic tendencies. According to Cowan, those tendencies become distractions when we're feeling threatened and insecure, particularly in situations that are contrary to our nature. The f Stephen Cowan takes a very holistic approach to ADHD in this book, drawing from a variety of scientific and philosophical sources to build a framework for understanding and supporting five major personality types. Each type corresponds to an element (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) that represents a person's most basic tendencies. According to Cowan, those tendencies become distractions when we're feeling threatened and insecure, particularly in situations that are contrary to our nature. The first half of the book is focused on justifying a more holistic approach, identifying your child's nature, and getting a grasp on the elements and their relationships. Some of the terms, like "puppy heart," may seem silly at first, but they're a memorable and approachable way to relate a more complex scientific theories. The second half uses specific cases to map out solutions for each type, drawing from the other elements to increase feelings of security, offer positive direction, find outlets, and enhance self-reflection. While many of the suggestions seem universal for those with ADHD, the how and why varies from type to type. For example, establishing an open schedule is vital for making a water child feel secure, while creating a schedule gives a wood child goals to push their focus in a positive direction. The approach was enlightening, offering new insight on why some tried-and-true strategies fail for some, but make a noticeable difference for others.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    This book examines the connection children and their personalities have with Chinese medicine and its labeling of the Five Phases - related to nature: Water/Winter, Wood/Spring, Fire/Summer, Earth/Harvest, and Metal/Autumn. Each have particular characteristics and help to explain the ways that we respond to our environment. Of particular concern is how to aid the child diagnosed as ADHD and his/her parents and teachers. The author is a developmental pediatrician and advocates the use of alternat This book examines the connection children and their personalities have with Chinese medicine and its labeling of the Five Phases - related to nature: Water/Winter, Wood/Spring, Fire/Summer, Earth/Harvest, and Metal/Autumn. Each have particular characteristics and help to explain the ways that we respond to our environment. Of particular concern is how to aid the child diagnosed as ADHD and his/her parents and teachers. The author is a developmental pediatrician and advocates the use of alternative therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, play therapy, diet and supplements, as well as pointing out how each child can benefit from intervention from the phases one is not identified with. Once the child is not considered to have a pathology, it is simpler to treat him/her. Dr. Cowan also explains very succinctly how current psychotropic medicines actually affect each type of child. good starting point for parents who are trying to deal with children who don't fit the mold of 20th century education.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amy Hyde

    Very interesting if you are really into holistic child raising. It describes the 5 kinds of children (or people like me) and the sign they are -earth, fire,wood, metal and water. When you discover this you can treat your child with holistic healing instead of medicine. I have to say - the different signs were extremely accurate to my 2 boys who show signs of ADHD (But who doesn't?) The one I worry about is a water sign and the different scents and oils might be something interesting to try since Very interesting if you are really into holistic child raising. It describes the 5 kinds of children (or people like me) and the sign they are -earth, fire,wood, metal and water. When you discover this you can treat your child with holistic healing instead of medicine. I have to say - the different signs were extremely accurate to my 2 boys who show signs of ADHD (But who doesn't?) The one I worry about is a water sign and the different scents and oils might be something interesting to try since he is almost 6 and still cannot sleep through the night. He also suffers from some anxiety and a lot of fear. We massage him to get him to sleep, so I thought it might be a good test to see if some scented oils work. He'll go to school smelling of rosemary. :0) I'm a fire sign by the way...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Aside from references to Eastern philosophy, I found this book to be quite fascinating! I learned a lot about temperament, social inclination, and response to stress based on classifying personality/temperament according to the elements.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jules

    When you look past the ADHD label, this is a book for both children and adults. I especially appreciate the examples of how Cowan puts the Chinese Law of the Five Elements in to action. I've used this book to inquire into my child's behaviors and actions as well as my own. When you look past the ADHD label, this is a book for both children and adults. I especially appreciate the examples of how Cowan puts the Chinese Law of the Five Elements in to action. I've used this book to inquire into my child's behaviors and actions as well as my own.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jackie Ray

    This book was very helpful in understanding how ADHD looks in different personalities, how to nourish the different personalities of ADHD, and how to challenge and develop a child with ADHD. I am glad I read it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nathalie

    I use this for my line of work which is food as medicine. This book is incredibly helpful in its holistic approach.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    Didn't fit our needs Didn't fit our needs

  14. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    Amazing book! Great resource for parents whether you think you child has ADHD or not.

  15. 5 out of 5

    elissa

    Recommended by my acupucturist in 2013, I finally bought a copy of it and read part of it on vacation at the end of the year.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alison C Lively

  17. 4 out of 5

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