FALLING THROUGH THE CEILING is a guide to unlocking the amazing gifts and qualities while stabilizing impulsivity and frustration. Our goal is to support children and young adults, preparing them to lead resilient, happy, productive lives.
Having ADHD is sometimes like a snow globe sitting on a shelf. Inside are these amazing gifts and qualities – like thinking, creativity, hyper focus, energy, adventurousness and tenacious personality – and they lie there sometimes dormant, unknown, unused because someone said you had to stay still. A blend of love, humor and real-life irony, FALLING THROUGH THE CEILING makes sense of the nonsensical, shedding light on the challenges of living with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
These stories offer the real-deal reality of living with a house full of ADHD, including the ups, downs and chaos of what happened and the consequences of such. The authors, a married couple of 45 years, offer experience, practical insight and what they learned from counselors, research and their own mistakes to assist people coping with children and adults who are affected by ADHD.
Falling Through the Ceiling provided me with an in-depth view into a family’s endeavors with ADHD/ADD. As an educator for over 20 years, I often ask what the student’s story or experiences are. The section “From Whence We Came” armed me with information of the impact of a parent who has or has not been diagnosed with ADHD/ADD and its possible impact on the student. I would recommend this book to educators and families who work or know anyone with ADHD/ADD.
–Dr. Marcie Beard, Executive Director of Schools
I enjoyed reading FTTC and gaining the perspective of parents raising three sons with ADD/ADHD. I would recommend this book to parents as a helpful way of approaching parenting children with ADD/ADHD. I would recommend it to my clients raising children with ADD. The perspectives of Dr. Jones regarding his own diagnosis of ADD would be helpful to the many adults who discover late in life that they have been struggling to cope with ADD for many years. The chapter on enabling one’s adult children and ways to help them to become independent and cope with their attention deficits would be helpful for all parents attempting to help their adult children maximize their potential for having a productive and happy life.
–Helen L. Evans Ph.D.; Clinical psychologist
This is a beautiful offering from authors Dr. Larry and Audrey Jones. Falling Through the Ceiling is such an important story which many families and support villages will benefit from reading.
Awareness is so important. I especially enjoyed the neuroscience aspect of the book as it relates to ADD and ADHD. The title is spot on, especially in regards to sharing money and the difficulties of navigating life, as well as the emotional rewards gained through being able to teeter totter and continue onward.
Blessings to the Jones family. Not only should we read Falling Through The Ceiling, but I encourage village discussions to educate and promote awareness about ADD and ADHD.
–Sharron Cummings Administrative Director Catholic Charities New Jersey
Fontbonne University Alumni “77
I have just completed reading Falling Through The Ceiling and I am still breathless. The central theme of the book — sharing lived experience, with honesty and lessons learned– is wonderful. As we all struggle to raise our children and our grands, as we struggle to understand and get better, nothing is more valuable than shared experience from those who traveled the road before you. The additional beauty and value of Falling Through the Ceiling is exquisite storytelling around difficult and clearly painful subjects.
Dr. Larry and Audrey Jones are wonderful storytellers, making the book a pleasurable as well as informative read. There are many things in the book that changed my perspective about ADHD. For instance, I had no idea that there was a spectrum along which the disability travels. I learned that hyperactivity can show up in many ways, including disconnection or disjointed reasoning.
I was particularly moved by Dr. Jones discovering so late that he too had a form of ADHD, particularly when thinking about what his struggle through college and medical school must have been like. I was wowed by the commitment and teamwork — even in concealing some of the negative effects of the disorder on their family– of Dr. Larry and Audrey Jones.
As I understand the science of personality disorder or mental illness I think this book is a very good depiction of the interplay between science and society. I also thoroughly enjoyed the race specific observations and analysis. Refreshing!
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand the commonly referred to ADHD, from the real, living and in color perspective of these writers. I honestly think that anyone who wants a glimpse into how a strong middle class African American family deals with the realities life delivers to them would enjoy reading this powerful and poignant story. To the authors I say thank you!
–Sandra Moore, Attorney and Parent, St. Louis, MO
SALES AND DISTRIBUTION
Bookstores carrying copies of Falling Through the Ceiling: Our ADHD Family Memoir
If you would like to sell Falling Through the Ceiling (FTTC) at your store or have it placed in your library, please contact Audrey Jones by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 314-443-6705. For quantity discounts, please contact Audrey Jones for direct orders.
Audrey R. Jones & Larry A. Jones, MD have begun institutional sales and group sales through school districts to assure wider distribution and access to clinicians, social workers and therapists. This is in addition to their ongoing work to provide Falling Through the Ceiling (FTTC) to college and university libraries across the country.
COMING IN 2019
Dr. Jones, after 24 years as a practicing pediatrician, successfully living with ADHD, will be completing his training as an ADHD Life Coach. With this certification, Audrey and Larry will package their expertise as: Stop Failing and Falling Coaching.
Online, Larry will provide services to connect affected people and their families with medical, educational, and support resources accessible to them locally. He will continue to be available for local, individual coaching. Larry and Audrey will also continue speaking on Hope, Healing, and Resilient living. Check out WWW.ENABLETABLES.COM to schedule coaching and group events.