Of Different Minds (Giveaway)

February 7, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under books, kids, reviews & giveaways

No one in my family suffers from dyslexia, ADD, or AD/HD so I wasn’t sure how interested I would be in this book entitled “Of Different Minds: See the Eyes of God” by Maren Angelotti. However, I surprisingly found some valuable information that I feel anyone can relate to.


Parents of children with learning differences such as ADD/ADHD and Dyslexia have a unique and exciting road ahead of them. This phenomenon may have been perceived as a burden when their child was first diagnosed with these learning differences, but know that God does not make mistakes. Therefore, parents must refocus their personal expectations of what their child should be and find out where God is guiding this child. It is time to become God’s helper in raising His child. In Of Different Minds, readers will learn why their child is wired a little differently and how to cope with and educate this incredible person. The book also addresses parental denial and the mystery and fear surrounding ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia and related disorders; the toll on marriage; how to parent these children; the future of the family and the future for these children. Can a learning different child be successful? Of course, says Maren Angelotti, and here are the tools to set parents and their children on the path to success.


This book’s main focus is on learning differences and how to cope with it as a family. Angelotti gives some great advice on communication skills, how to promote good behavior in your child, how to decide what the best education course is, and keeping your family strong through the rough times. However, a lot of these topics could relate to any child’s life.

For example, what I really found interesting were the 8 major reasons that kids sometimes have trouble in school. Girlie Girl has a really good friend that is always getting into trouble. Of course, this means that sometimes Girlie Girl gets caught up in it, too.  So when I was reading about Cultural Deprivation a lot of it made sense. Here they talk about how some children are not exposed to experiences that prepare them for education. A good example is when parents are so busy working and trying to make ends meet that they have to rely on day cares or baby sitters. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to find children in some of these places being sat in front of the television for long periods of time. In Girlie Girl’s friend’s case, it’s her older siblings that watch her until their parents come home later in the evening. They’re only a few years older than her and Girlie Girl has mentioned that whenever she goes over there, all they’re doing is watching television or playing video games.

There are also other tools in this book like worksheets and time charts that will be able to assist families with getting their lives in order. When there’s too many things going on at once, sometimes families can feel overwhelmed and not are able to properly cope with their hurdles.

Of Different Minds will serve as a great resource for families who have children with learning differences or anyone who is interested in just learning more about the subject.


I have a copy of Of Different Minds for one lucky winner. To enter:

  • Just mention in comments before midnight, Feb 15th why you’d like to win this book. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email on Feb 16th.
  • The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

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This giveaway is open to everyone world-wide! Good luck!



53 Responses to “Of Different Minds (Giveaway)”
  1. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    am dealing with this in our house and would love to read

  2. MRS.MOMMYY says:


  3. Yvonne Butler says:

    I would love to have this book. My best friend has a son who has just been told he has ADD. She is confused about why this has to happen and this book review tells me this is the book for her. Thank you for such a useful giveaway.

  4. Yvonne Butler says:

    I am an email subscriber

  5. lea says:

    I would love to have this book. I have been dealing with ADHD kids *both of mine are ADHD, though only my youngest one is still on meds* It’s been a horribly difficult road to travel and I haven’t had any help. I would love to read this book with the hopes that I can learn some new things to help me deal with him.

    Pick me please!

  6. angela says:

    several problems like that in this house would love to win this book

  7. angela says:

    feed subscriber

  8. angela says:

    blogged about the giveawy http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2009/02/giveaway-book_08.html

  9. Mary_freebies says:

    I am curious about dyslexia, that’s why I want to learn more about it.

  10. Mary_freebies says:

    I am an email sub’.

  11. Mary_freebies says:

    Your button is nicely put on my sidebar.

  12. ellen cunningham says:

    My husband’s side of the family has dealt with these issues so I’d like to read this book to learn more about it. Thanks for the chance.

  13. ellen cunningham says:

    I am a subscriber.

  14. nicole belletiere says:

    My daughter has ADHD…..I would love to win and read this

  15. angie says:

    My daughter is 9 and has ADHD; I could so use this book!


  16. susan varney says:

    loive to learn more about this disorder

  17. Judith says:

    I’d like to win because my son suffers from ADD.

  18. Nora SP says:

    I would like to win as we have used behavior mod for our middle childed with ADHD. I would like to read other alternatives and find at least one thing that would be useful for my gaining more knowledge.

  19. Amanda says:

    I would love to win this for my great friend, her daughter has ADHD and deslexia. They do have problems with her in school and could benifit from this book! Thank you for the chance.

  20. Amanda says:

    I am a subscriber!

  21. Anne says:

    My step daughter has ADHD. That being said, it sounds like an excellent book that I would love to read regardless. I also believe that God makes no mistakes; this book sounds quite enlightening!


  22. Anne says:

    I subscribe via email!


  23. Valerie M says:

    this would be very useful for my family

  24. Valerie M says:


  25. CPA Mom says:

    I would love to win this book. My son was just diagnosed with ADD and is beginning testing for dyslexia and other disorders and disabilities. This would be very helpful!

  26. CPA Mom says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  27. CPA Mom says:

    Your button is in my sidebar

  28. Carol Lawrence says:

    I am a bookworm and would like to win the book.

  29. Kay M. says:

    I have two step sons who have been diagnosed with ADHD. The oldest one (now 11) has Severe ADHD. When we had the oldest one diagnosed they gave us a list of behaviors to check off, and to have his teachers check off. He said he had never seen any child with so many behaviors checked on the list. the only way I have gotten through this challenge is to hand it to God. I would love to read this book, to maybe find more ways to deal with some of the behavioral problems. He is a different child than when I first got him…they both are, or so the teachers tell me. It would be nice to have a few more ideas though! Thanks for the giveaway, and if I dont win it…I will purchase it!

  30. Kay M. says:

    I am a subscriber.

  31. Susan Smith says:

    sounds like a nice book

  32. Natasha Archie says:

    I would love to win this. I am in college and my major is Christian Social Work. I volenteer at a youth center and see the type behavior that leasds me to think they probably some of them have some disorders. Thank you for the giveaway, this is a very insightful givt.

  33. Natasha Archie says:

    I am an email subscriber

  34. adrienne Gordon says:

    we thinko ur son may have ADD

  35. dorothy l says:

    would love to win the book con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  36. christopher h says:

    sounds like a good read

  37. C. clemens says:

    i would gift this to my cousin, she could use it!

  38. Francine Anchondo says:

    I would love to win because I love reading new books and know a couple people with adhd.

  39. Francine Anchondo says:

    I am subscribed.

  40. Stacie says:

    I have 2 school aged girls so this would be a great book for me to read.

  41. Stacie says:

    I subscribe.

  42. Linda says:

    Please enter me in contest.I am a subscriber.

  43. Roger says:

    This book sounds as if it will be very valuable to me as I work with many children with special needs, and the research with which I am involved will also benefit.

  44. Dina says:

    I’d be interested to learn more about learning differences.

  45. Dina says:


  46. Dina says:

    Got your button.

  47. jayne says:

    This sounds like a book i need to read for my family. thank you so much!

  48. veronica sandberg says:

    It’s great thats why

  49. Terri D says:

    Looks like a great read. Count me in!

  50. Linda Peters says:

    would like to learn about this disorder

  51. Angela J says:

    This seems like a good book for parents of young children

  52. wendy wallach says:

    I would like to win this because I work with adults whose lives were affected by these childhood problems and it would be good insight into why they became what they became.

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