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)
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.”