Cindy's Books

for Professionals


Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Stress

Cindy's NEW Book: ADHD, Executive Function, and Stress in the Classroom

“Wow! I wish I could put this book in the hands of every teacher. Not only does it make the academic topic of executive function accessible, it translates the best research-backed methods for developing these critical skills into clear, actionable strategies for the classroom. This book is a gift to all educators - and the children they support.”

Krista Marks, CEO of Woot Tutor and former Vice President of Disney Online


for Parents


8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD (1)

"This book is a godsend for parents raising kids who have the exciting but often challenging condition called ADHD. Written by a woman has helped thousands of parents through her enormously successful parenting workshops and classes, Cindy Goldrich's book is an instant classic."

- Edward Hallowell, MD, Renowned child, and adult psychiatrist, educator and author of Driven to Distraction, Founder of the Hallowell Center

Chinese Edition available here.


Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Stress

This book is a collaborative effort between my daughter, Carly – a special education teacher (and terrific person😊), and me.

We have written this book with teachers in mind, though the information we share will provide practical supports to anyone working with a child who is struggling in the classroom. In this book, we share the insights, tools, and activities that we have found to make a profound impact on the education of children who learn differently.

Take advantage of the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices to get kids motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their real potential.

Included for easy reproduction are resources and worksheets to address issues related to:

  • Improving task initiation, planning, and time-management
  • Strengthen emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility, and frustration tolerance
  • Teach effective communication and collaboration skills
  • Manage stress and anxiety in school and at home
  • Practical, non-distracting movement
  • Create a Growth Mindset temperament and improve perseverance
  • Use goal-setting techniques to improve performance and confidence

We hope to get this book into the hands of as many teachers as possible. With greater insight, tools, and strategies, we know that teachers can help struggling students thrive!

If you are interested in purchasing multiple copies for your school or institution at a discount, please email me.

Available everywhere books are sold including Amazon


Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication, and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent, and capable.

This book is rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills.

Compassionate and effective strategies for raising a child with ADHD.

Based on my 7-session workshop entitled Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges©, this book focuses on developing and strengthening effective interpersonal skills in both parents and children as a way to improve conflict resolution.

The 8 "Key" concepts here will help parents reduce chaos, improve cooperation, and nurture the advantages―like creativity and drive―that often accompany all of that energy.

Following the parenting principle to "Parent the child you have," I offer advice to help readers tailor their parenting to meet the needs of their unique child.

The book also leads parents to recognize the value of being a leader and a guide to children, building parents' confidence in their decision-making, and giving children a sense of safety, security, and confidence.

The principles outlined in 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD are appropriate for parenting kids of all ages―until they have "launched" and are on their own.

Available everywhere books are sold including Amazon.

Chinese Edition available here.

These books are for you if….

You struggle knowing if you are supporting or enabling your child or student each time you consider helping. After all – when is it helpful, and when are you creating a crutch? When are you rescuing, and when are you cushioning the impact of their inherent challenges?

These books would be helpful to you if….

You wonder how you can get your child or student to be more cooperative, organized, motivated, productive, or just ready on time! You have tried love; you have tried logic. Perhaps you have tried rewards and punishments.

You may love these books if...

You are looking for understanding, direction, tools, strategies, and a sustainable way to help your children grow into the best version of themselves.

PTS Coaching - Reviews

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Managing the Impact on
Learning, Motivation, and Stress

“Cindy and Carly Goldrich provide real, practical, and powerful insights and tools. This book is invaluable for all classroom teachers.”

- Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Driven to Distraction

“Full of fantastic activities & worksheets that focus on honing essential skills like time management, taking someone else’s perspective, flexible thinking, and developing grit.”

- Janine Halloran, LMHC, author of Coping Skills for Kids Workbook

“Both personally, as a parent, and professionally, as head of our school district's foundation, I have seen how transformative Cindy's work can be! Her tips, tools and strategies for parents and educators consistently prove to help adults understand and support kids with ADHD and related challenges. The outcomes speak for themselves.”

- Allison Billings, Executive Director, Impact on Education

“Stress and anxiety have reached a crisis point in our school and home environments. Tools are no longer optional, they are now a requirement for every teacher. This exceptional team of experts have put these skills into practice both in the classroom and in the field. Join this mother-daughter team in implementing these excellent hands-on tools and techniques that support students in finding the peace in their challenges and empowering them to thrive in all areas of life.”

- Elenn Steinberg, Founder and Executive Director, Every Child Reading

“This book is an invaluable guide for educators as well as an essential resource for parents. For many years, I have seen Cindy work with teachers of students with ADHD from Kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as with our Child Study Team members and parents. Today, parents and teachers alike are often overwhelmed. I have witnessed first-hand the appreciation any adult who cares about any child has for her expertise and guidance. Her work is a breath of fresh air for any adult who cares for any child.”

- Richard Cohen, Assistant Superintendent of Metuchen School District and Principal of Moss School

“Wow! I wish I could put this book in the hands of every teacher. Not only does it make the academic topic of executive function accessible, it translates the best research- backed methods for developing these critical skills into clear, actionable strategies for the classroom. This book is a gift to all educators - and the children they support.”

- Krista Marks, CEO of Woot Tutor and former Vice President of Disney Online

“ADHD, Executive Function and Behavioral Challenge in the Classroom is a much-needed resource. It provides children with the tools needed to help transform common challenges related to ADHD, and is a resource to educators who struggle with how to breakthrough with their students in the classroom. Cindy and Carly Goldrich provide a clear explanation along with useful and straight forward exercises to help set up the child for success."

- Melissa Springstead Cahill, PsyD, MFT,author of ADHD in Teens & Young Adults

“This book is a powerhouse of in-depth and practical information on helping students with executive functioning deficits in the classroom. Its exploration of how to handle each aspect of executive functioning is outstanding. I wish our program had had this resource for our long-term school training programs.”

- Maureen A. Gill, LCSW, ACC

“This well-written and insightful book helps educators and others by providing new strategies and tools to better understand and reach and teach students with neurobehavioral challenges. It empowers and connects teachers with fresh perspectives to better understand and engage students to promote academic successes. The many user-friendly worksheets are practical and fun, and will help students better know and challenge themselves to stretch and master the skills they need. This book will energize and inspire students and teachers. Highly recommended.”

- Gene Carroccia, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist,author of Treating ADHD/ADD in Children and Adolescents

“We have the technology, and we know icebergs are much bigger than they appear on the surface. Cindy Goldrich is an ADHD thought leader because she understands there is more to ADHD and executive functioning challenges than how they appear! She also understands the importance and power of connection and collaboration. Her book and training programs emphasize the importance of connection and collaboration to help teachers and professionals understand the invisible drivers that lead to success in helping those impacted by ADHD!”

- Jeff Copper, PCC,ADHD coach, host of Attention Talk Radio


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“Parenting is hard enough—parenting a child with ADHD can be downright overwhelming. Cindy Goldrich has managed the Herculean task of distilling her decades of training and experience as a certified ADHD coach into one concise, easy-to-read ‘crash course’ for parents of a child with ADHD. Better than any other book I’ve read, it helps parents ‘see the world through the eyes of their child with ADHD.’ With warmth and wisdom, Goldrich teaches parents to deal with the myriad frustrations and challenges, create a loving, supportive relationship with their child, and get back to the rewarding aspects of parenting. This book will be a wonderful resource for parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and clinicians alike for years to come.”

- George Bush, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"This is the first book you want to read when navigating your way through the maze of parenting children with ADHD. Cindy Goldrich provides a clear, informative guide filled with valuable tips and tools. She blends her expertise in coaching and parenting to create a book you will use as a resource and a grounding tool from grade school through the teen years. Fantastic!"
-Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC, JST, Coaching & Training, Author of Empowering Youth With ADHD

“An instruction manual for your child with ADHD! This book is a must-read for every parent who wants to help his or her child succeed, and every parent who wants peace at home. Cindy Goldrich explains the neuroscience, outlines the problems, and provides specific advice, with examples, on how to help with homework, transitions, defiance, and bedtime. She provides valuable information, whether or not your child is on ADHD medication. I will definitely recommend this book to my patients.”
- Kerry Fierstein, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Allied Physicians Group

“From its introductory explications to its in-depth discussions of treatment options and advice for the long-term, 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD is a comprehensive guide that can be applied both at home and in the classroom. Written in a language that ensures accessibility without being disrespectful, this book assumes no previous experience and is well-suited for parents who are simply at their wit's end.”
-Kimberly Wang, (read her entire review here)

“I have told tons of people about your book, which my husband, parents and I are all reading! As a parenting writer, I've read so many books on subjects like this and I have to say, yours is exceptionally helpful. What I admire most about it, is that it keeps the big picture always in mind, so you don't get too bogged down in the details (but at the same time, it is full of concrete specific strategies). I've learned so much from it. Thank you!“
-Nicole C. Kear, author of The Fix-It Kids series

“With rates of ADHD reaching unprecedented numbers and treatment options heavily slanted toward medication, Cindy Goldrich’s new book, 8 Keys To Parenting Children With ADHD, is a welcome resource for any parent coping with an often frustrating condition. With myriad tips for parents — everything from how to talk to a child with ADHD to how to address the challenge of time schedules — Goldrich has a warm and encouraging tone that embodies exactly what she recommends parents use with their ADHD kids: a calm and steady presence.”
-Claire Nana, (read her entire review here)

“If your child has ADHD, ‘normal’ parenting strategies just won’t work. Cindy Goldrich, with wisdom based in both experience and research, lays out the system she’s created for parenting when ADHD makes it hard. She helps parents understand their ADHD children (there’s more to ADHD than you think!) and how to teach them the skills they’ll need to be successful in life. This book will be a revelation that you’ll want to read and share again and again.”
- Sarah D. Wright, author of ADHD Coaching Matters: The Definitive Guide

“This book is a wise companion and personal coach for parents of children with ADHD. It’s educational, confidence-boosting, and filled with helpful guidance on how to give kids what they need most—acceptance, encouragement, and positive attention. Goldrich walks parents gently through the challenges and opportunities of parenting ‘the child you have’ and packs her book with an abundance of specialized resources. This is a must-read for parents who want the best for their child!”
- Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D., Developmental Psychologist

“Respected coach and educator Cindy Goldrich has written a book chock-full of excellent ideas and suggestions to help manage children with ADHD. From her rich and extensive personal and professional experience, Goldrich provides insightful concepts, strategies, and resources not readily found in other texts. This book is an outstanding resource for parents, care givers, and anyone working or living with a person with ADHD.”
- Donna Geffner, PhD, CCC-Sp/A, Professor and Director, St John’s University Speech and Hearing Center and Doctoral Au.D. program for the Long Island Consortium

“This book is a must for parents of children with ADHD. Cindy Goldrich guides parents on an insightful journey to understand their children and then build on that understanding with solid methodology and invaluable practical skills. Too many books try to ‘fix’ the challenges of an ADHD child, but what sets this book apart is the foundation of understanding which sets the stage for effective strategies to ‘parent the child you have.’ Thank you, Cindy, for your insight and perspective!”
- Robert M. Tudisco, Education Attorney, Disability Advocate, and adult diagnosed with ADHD

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