Active Creative Child

Written by CSUEB alumna Stephanie Vlahov, the book provides specific hints for parents to avoid labels and easy judgments (eg "Attention Deficit Disorder") (Image: Holm Press)

CSUEB alumna publishes first book on parenting ADHD children

  • September 7, 2010 5:00am

Congrats to Cal State East Bay alumna Stephanie Vlahov for publishing her first book! The Active, Creative Child (2010 Holm Press) is a practical handbook for coping with highly inquisitive youngsters, establishing boundaries, encouraging creativity and avoiding labels. Vlahov explains how parents can cope with very active and creative children, whom educators often incorrectly label as suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

“This book is written from my heart, because I have seen so many kids who want to color the sky purple, rather than blue, and whose parents are frustrated, embarrassed and wondering what to do with them,” Vlahov explains. “These children can wind up in trouble in school, with the law and in life, if they are not validated from a young age and recognized for who they are. If young Albert Einstein were alive today, he would be diagnosed as having ADHD and put on Ritalin—and that would surely damage his imagination and creativity.”


California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

  • Print This Page
  • Bookmark and Share