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#Humor Book – My First YouTube promo for Problem Child

Humor Book Looks At My #ADHD Childhood

photo of robb lightfoot graduating from kindergarten humorous book Problem Child

Hello all

All the advice I’ve been getting lately suggests that I need to have a variety of promotions in play, including a brief clip on YouTube. Today I took my first stab at doing just that, and so it’s up and running at this link https://youtu.be/ePIwBHjce7E

Let me know what you think. Karin says the audio could be a little crisper, but I was going for mellow. After all, one of the ideas I’m trying to get across is that people can chill out a bit when they grow up. But if the consensus is that it needs work, then I can redo it or just sharpen it up a bit in Audacity.

I rummage around and found some shots from the family album, and I think they work. I thought that would be better than pointing a camera at myself and just having a talking head. But… it might not be a bad idea to add in a contemporary image.

Thanks to all of you who have helped spread the word about my book. It helps, too, to encourage readers to go on Amazon and review either the print or Kindle versions.

Thanks. The book can be purchased at any number of places, including Barnes and Noble. At the moment, though, I am working on getting more attention and reviews on Amazon. Here’s that link.http://www.amazon.com/Problem-Child-Principals-Improbable-Hyperactive/dp/0988785463/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Robb

Problem Child – Peek Inside the Mind of an “Active” Child

Photo of Robb yelling - cover art for Problem Child - The View From The Principal's Office

Hello all, and welcome inside the world of an undiagnosed ADHD mind!

I’m sharing these stories to have a few laughs at my expense, and to assure parents and teachers that hyperactive kids can grow up and have something resembling a normal, happy life.

Problem Child is the first is a series of mostly-true stories and tall tales about my hyperactive childhood. I grew up in Oildale, California, and went to Highland Elementary. My poor teachers didn’t know what to do with me–other than ship me off to the principal’s office.

I ended up having my own special desk there.

The stories in this book are about what was going on inside my mind when I was trying to follow the rules, and failing miserably. It was difficult for everyone involved. But we survived.

These days I write humor and teach speech communication. A bit ironic. I get paid to do–and make others do–what once was a sure-fire ticket to the principal’s office. So, there’s hope for us all!

Problem Child shares my family’s stories, and my hope is that they give you a glimpse into why active kids do what they do. Humor helped my family cope, and I think it’s sometimes the only thing that does. As luck would have it, my kids inherited some of my hyperactivity, too. So I’ve experienced it from all angles.

If you’d like to send me an email, I’m happy to talk about what seems to work best to keep overly-busy kids engaged. I’m not a counselor, but I do have a lifetime of experience in this area–I’ve not outgrow being being an “active” person, but I have learned how to manage it.

Thanks for dropping by to check out Problem Child, you can find it in print or ebook on AmazonBarnes and Noble, and independent booksellers. And if you have an active kid in your life … hang in there. Some of the most successful people in the world drove everyone crazy when they were kids.

robb@robblightfoot.com

Hyperactive Humor

Photo of Robb yelling - cover art for Problem Child - The View From The Principal's Office

Hello all, and welcome inside the world of an undiagnosed ADHD mind! It’s available on Amazon, click here. http://bit.ly/ProblemChildBook

Some testimonials

Move over Ramona (you pest) and Wild Max and Alexander and your horrible day. Make room for Robb. He has stories to tell. If you are a parent, teacher or were ever a child yourself, you need to read this book. Robb writes with self deprecating humor and intelligence about his childhood in a time before we started dosing kids with Ritalin, when there was no stopping his unlimited curiosity and creativity. Pay attention and prepare for a wild ride. (Don’t worry – he survives) Susan B. Crandell

This book is non-stop hilarious, one of the most entertaining I’ve read. It’s a spot-on race down memory lane for any of us who have ever gotten in a bit of trouble (by mistake of course) at home or in school. Mr. Lightfoot brings us immediately back to our wild and unpredictable childhood events that, even if they didn’t seem funny at the time, are priceless in the retelling. Top notch humor for everyone. Charles B. Price

This book was very well written. Very easy to read and funny. My children loved the stories I read to them. You will enjoy this whether you visited the principal’s office or not. Laura Long

About This Book

I’m sharing these stories to have a few laughs at my expense, and to assure parents and teachers that hyperactive kids can grow up and have something resembling a normal, happy life.

Problem Child is the first is a series of mostly-true stories and tall tales about my hyperactive childhood. I grew up in Oildale, California, and went to Highland Elementary. My poor teachers didn’t know what to do with me–other than ship me off to the principal’s office.

I ended up having my own special desk there.

The stories in this book are about what was going on inside my mind when I was trying to follow the rules, and failing miserably. It was difficult for everyone involved. But we survived.

These days I write humor and teach speech communication. A bit ironic. I get paid to do–and make others do–what once was a sure-fire ticket to the principal’s office. So, there’s hope for us all!

Problem Child shares my family’s stories, and my hope is that they give you a glimpse into why active kids do what they do. Humor helped my family cope, and I think it’s sometimes the only thing that does. As luck would have it, my kids inherited some of my hyperactivity, too. So I’ve experienced it from all angles.

If you’d like to send me an email, I’m happy to talk about what seems to work best to keep overly-busy kids engaged. I’m not a counselor, but I do have a lifetime of experience in this area–I’ve not outgrow being being an “active” person, but I have learned how to manage it.

Thanks for dropping by to check out Problem Child, you can find it in print or ebook on AmazonBarnes and Noble, and independent booksellers. And if you have an active kid in your life … hang in there. Some of the most successful people in the world drove everyone crazy when they were kids.

robb@robblightfoot.com