The ADHD Sibling Challenge: Navigating Family Dynamics with Empathy and Understanding.

A Review of “the ADHD Sibling Challenge”, reviewed by Angel Emdin, Certified Master Life Coach and NLP Practitioner (ABNLP), and Founder of Inspire International.

In “The ADHD Sibling Challenge,” Barton S. Herskovitz, MD. delves deep into the often-overlooked, complexities of growing up with a sibling who has ADHD. With compassion and expertise, Herskovitz offers a roadmap for siblings and parents alike to navigate the unique challenges and dynamics that arise within these families.

Throughout the book, Herskovitz emphasizes the importance of empathy and communication in fostering healthy relationships between siblings. He explores the range of emotions that siblings may experience, from frustration and resentment to love and compassion, and provides practical strategies for managing these feelings constructively.

One of the book’s key strengths is its focus on empowering siblings to understand and advocate for themselves within the family unit. Herskovitz offers insights into the impact of ADHD on sibling dynamics , validating the experiences of siblings while equipping them with tools to navigate their relationships with their ADHD siblings and parents.

Additionally, Herskovitz addresses the role of parents in supporting both their child with ADHD and their neurotypical siblings. He offers guidance in fostering open communication, setting boundaries, and promoting fairness within the family, ultimately promoting a sense of unity and understanding among all family members.

What sets “The ADHD Sibling Challenge” apart is its blend of clinical expertise and real world experience. Herskovitz draws from his years of experience as a clinical psychologist specializing in ADHD to provide practical advice and guidelines for families navigating these complex dynamics.


My personal journey as someone who has experienced the challenges of ADHD within my own family, I found Herskovitz’s perspective to be invaluable. His holistic approach, combined with actionable strategies, provides a roadmap for navigating the complexities of sibling relationships in the context of ADHD with empathy and resilience.

I highly recommend the book “ADHD: The Sibling Challenge” authored by Barton S. Herskovitz and give it a 5-star rating. In my opinion “ADHD: The Sibling Challenge” is an invaluable resource for families impacted by ADHD, providing a roadmap for fostering understanding, resilience, and harmony within the family unit.

With his insightful exploration of the dynamics within families affected by ADHD being both compassionate and practical, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking understanding and support in the journey of ADHD. Essential reading for parents, siblings, educators, and mental health professionals alike.