So this is sort of a We Recommend, but in reverse. Not that it's We Warn You Off, but more that instead of telling I am asking.
My sister is the mother of an extremely nice 7-year-old boy. He's perfectly delightful: sweet and caring and affectionate, obsessed by Legos and the workings of machines, silly and goofy and winning. Also: struggling MIGHTILY with writing and, to a lesser extent, reading. Also: he spaces out. A LOT.
This sort of thing kills me, because I wonder how much easier things would be if he were in a place where the school system was not so hung up on getting everyone to read at 6. But so it goes. What's more of a concern is his general out-of-it-ness, And it's starting to look like everyone's old friend, ADD, might be in the mix. More specifically: ADD, inattentive type.
His mother was wondering whether anyone knew of any books that might be helpful to her, anything that could help her find ways to help him, beyond medication. I have no idea. But you guys? Any great books to pass along to a fellow grown-up?