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by Lois McCue
Is ADD a Learned Behavior? was written for parents and caregivers to help them understand a growing behavior problem that begins with the preschool child and often continues into adulthood.
To curb the problem, McCue emphasizes the importance of the six “R”s: routine, respect, responsibility, reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic.
“Routine, respect, and responsibility are the primary components for early childhood education,” McCue states. “Reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic will happen at a later time.”
She believes that if parents and teachers do not have high expectations and determination in promoting good behavior in their children, they may instead be teaching them to have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or as McCue coined it, Absence of Direction and Discipline.
About the Author
Lois McCue is a wife, a mother of four, a grandmother, and a native of New Jersey. She graduated cum laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in elementary education. She has twenty-six years of experience working in day care and was the founder and director of Little Children’s World, the second day care center in the nation to be accredited by the National Academy for Education of the Young Child.
She is also the author of Learning Through All Five Senses.
(2009, paperback, 116 pages)