'Mama Bear' Susan Kruger Battles for Son's ADHD Challenges
'Women on Fire Volume 2' spotlights the personal experiences of SOAR's inspirational founder, plus the proven possibilities that can come despite ADHD distress
DETROIT, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For Susan Kruger, it wasn't hard to take on the "Mama Bear" persona to stand up for her son when she recognized that he was battling ADHD. It was simply something she had to do. Not only was Kruger's son suffering in spite of educators and doctors who failed to validate his situation, but his pain was also acutely personal and familiar to her.
As a child, Kruger had also struggled with learning challenges until she was eventually "saved" by one savvy teacher who gave her some tips for organizing her homework. That one moment changed her life, boosted her self-esteem, and started a chain of self-initiated events that have positioned her today as an international success story.
She's now sharing her story in Debbie Phillips' "Women on Fire Volume 2: 21 Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle)" (Women on Fire Media, January 2014). Specifically, Kruger's contribution to this latest treasury is Chapter 10 "Will No One Help Me?" Here, she recounts the painstaking difficulties of convincing others that her child had ADHD — not some discipline problem at home. Simply getting teachers and health care practitioners to believe her was an enormous challenge but one she felt driven to undertake.
"My whole life, including this singular scenario with my son, has been this incredible journey shaped by very personal experiences with ADHD," says Kruger, who is an author, consultant, and founder of the award-winning SOAR Study Skills, which provides books, kits and multimedia tools for improving study skills and overcoming learning challenges. "As a co-author for the second book in the 'Women on Fire' series, I'm striving to empathize with parents who are walking this same road with their ADHD child. I'm also striving to give them hope. Despite what they may think or feel, real solutions and support are within their reach."
"Women on Fire Volume 2" is a powerful collection of 21 courageous women who share their stories of heartache, loss and discovery, specifically how they've overcome tough odds to find freedom, compassion and joy. Created by executive coach Debbie Phillips, this second book is an extension of Phillips' first best-selling book, "Women on Fire." It is also a motivational tool that's tied to her Women on Fire organization, which provides the inspiration, strategies and support women need to live the life of their dreams.
"Participating in this treasury of dynamic stories, not to mention alongside so many incredible co-authors and our leader, Debbie Phillips, has been one of the most unique opportunities I've been given both personally and professionally," says Kruger, whose story is told in Chapter 10, "Will No One Help Me?" "The energy has been extraordinary, and this vehicle of collective truths has an undeniably powerful capability to change the lives of many people, including those who are now scripting their own ADHD story."
To learn more about Kruger's role in "Women on Fire Volume 2," visit her special spotlight clip on YouTube.
Details about the soon-to-be-released book are available at the "Women on Fire Volume 2" trailer, at the "Women on Fire" website, through Amazon, and on a special webpage dedicated solely to this second book.
About SOAR Learning, Inc. and Its Founder, Susan Krueger, M.Ed.
SOAR Study Skills (http://studyskills.com) is the brainchild of Susan Kruger, M.Ed., who is a certified learning specialist and former struggling student. Growing up with learning disabilities, Susan was shocked when she simplified a few study skills in college — and graduated with a 3.9 GPA. Since then, she has taught thousands of students how to achieve the same sense of accomplishment and confidence with study skills. Susan is the author of the international best-selling study skills book SOAR® Study Skills. She also serves as the Education Expert for ADDitude Magazine, a Premier Instructor for The Learning Annex, and is a developer of the breakthrough model The ADHD Circuit™. Microsoft Partners in Learning University named Susan a "Global Expert in Education Innovation," and her curriculum materials are used by over 1,700 schools nationwide and in 14 countries. She's married to a fellow educator and mom to two dynamic children with ADHD and dyslexia.
Susan Kruger, M.Ed.
SOAR Learning, Inc.
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