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Books, Publications & Presentations

Books, Publications & Presentations

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Books, Presentations & Other Publications


Breaking the Trance
Breaking the Trance
A practical guide for parenting the screen-dependent child. 
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Survival Strategies for Parenting Your ADD Child
Dealing with obsessions, compulsions, depression, explosive behavior, and rage.
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Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder
Innovative parenting and counseling techniques helping children with Bipolar Disorder and the conditions that may occur with it.
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The Asperger Plus Child
How to identify and help children with Asperger Syndrome and seven common co-existing conditions.
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Nurturing the spirit of the wild, odd, and oppositional child.
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  • June 20 & 21, 2017 — With Cynthia C. Johnson, M.A., Conducted two day workshop for special educators attending Hamline University, St. Paul, MN,  titled, "Combating Recreational Screen Dependence."

  • April 18, 2017 — KVMR radio.  Nevada City, California.  Featured speaker and panel member, live from the Nevada Theater, on "Screen Dependency and Our Children."

  • November 8, 2013 — Nebraska Department of Education, Lincoln, NB.  Led two day workshop on "What Isn't Autism:  How to Identify and Help Children with Autism and Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues at Home and at School."

  • November 2, 2012 — Minnesota Low Incidence Project for ASD. Redwing, Minnesota. Lead a day long workshop for parents, faculty, and counselors working with children on the autistic spectrum titled: “What Isn't Autism: How to Identify and Help Children with ASD and Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues at Home and School.”

  • February 29, 2012 — Minneapolis, MN. Presented day-long workshop to large group of educators working with autistic spectrum children on the subject of “Autism and Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues, K-12 and beyond.”

  • 2008–2010 — Adjunct Instructor, Department of Business and Continuing Education, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, Washington. Presented 15 day long workshops for parents, therapists, teachers, law enforcement staff, and other professionals who work with children and young adults with AD/HD, Asperger's syndrome, Autistic Disorder, Tourette's syndrome, and Bipolar Disorder.

  • November 13, 2008 — Seattle Washington, and December 7, 2008 (Tacoma, Washington). Presented a two hour program titled “Practical Communication Strategies for Building Positive Relationships with People with Asperger's Syndrome.”

  • November 20 & 21, 2008 — the Gathering Place, Clarksville, Maryland. Keynoted the What Works and Why conference sponsored by the Individual Differences in Learning (IDL) organization. For details go to IDL website.

  • October 15 & October 16, 2007 — Keynote presentations “Nurturing the genius of your wild, odd, and oppositional child” and “Keys to parental hardiness for parents of very difficult children.” Association for Children's Mental Health, Lansing, Michigan. Use this link to download my article in the ACMH newsletter: “Six Parenting Practices for Bringing Out the Hidden Genius in Very Difficult Children.”

  • July, 2007 — Day long seminar “Assessing and teaching the child with early onset Bipolar Disorder.” Colorado State Department of Education, Positive Behavior Support Annual Symposium, Denver, Colorado. Download my PowerPoint for this seminar at: PBS PPT.

  • April 2007 — Keynote Presentation: “Genius! Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd, and Oppositional Child.” New York State Families Together Statewide Conference. Albany, N.Y. Visit for more information.

  • 2000–2005 — Taught a course titled “Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder” for Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, Washington.

  • April, 2003 — Keynote Presentation “Nurturing Success in the Challenging Child.” New York State Families Together, Albany, N.Y.

  • March 28, 2003 — “Nurturing the Genius of the Child with Asperger's Syndrome.” Autism Society of Washington's “Best of the Northwest” annual conference, Spokane, WA. (With Joanne Barrie Lynn).

  • March 13, 2003 — “Managing “Extreme AD/HD” in Children: How to Know When Bipolar Disorder, Tourette syndrome, or A Pervasive Developmental Disorder Are Part of the Picture.” ChADD N.W. Annual Conference, Eatonville, WA.

  • January, 2003 — Presented seminar on “Assessing and Treating the Child with Bipolar Disorder” in the neuropsychiatric certification program, Langara Community College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

  • October, 2002 — Keynote Presentation “Understanding and Fostering Success In the Difficult Child.” Family Support Services, Northern NY State Annual Conference, Glens Falls, N.Y.

  • May, 2002 — Keynote Presentation “Understanding and Fostering Success in The Difficult Child.” Family Support Services Western Region Annual Conference, Mt. Morris, N.Y.

  • September, 2001 — Presented seminar on “Surviving Adult ADD” on opening day of neuropsychiatric certificated program, Langara Community College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Shared opening day with Dr. Gabor Mate, author of Scattered Minds. Served on the committee that designed Langara's neuropsychology program.

  • May, 2001 — Presentation at the annual conference of the ADDA national conference (ADD Adults). “Bipolar Disorder and ADHD in Teens.” Seattle, WA.

  • May, 2001 — Presentation at the 14th NW Addictions Conference, Seattle, Washington on “Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors in Teens Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder.”

  • May, 2001 — Keynote presentation at the yearly conference of NAMI North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham, N.C. “Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Extreme Behavior.” Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories.

  • December, 2000 — Keynote presentation at the John Paul Ohadi Conference on Bipolar Disorder in Children, Josselyn Center, Chicago, Ill. Shared morning with Dr. Dimitri Papolos, author of The Bipolar Child. Conference topic was “The Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorders: A Therapist's Perspective.”

  • August, 1999 — Keynote presentation for the State of Utah Div of Children Services, Provo, Utah. “Holistic Survival Strategies for Foster Care Parents.”

  • May, 1999 — Keynote presenter at the annual conference of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Shared day with Dr. Ross Green, author of The Explosive Child. Topic was “Living with the Wounds and Blessings of Tourette Syndrome.”

  • November, 1998 — Presented two workshops for the PSADD (Puget Sound Adults with ADD) group in Seattle. (Dr. Lynn Weiss also presented at this conference).

  • October, 1998 — Presented two workshops for the ADDISS (ADD Information Svcs and Support) conference in London UK. One workshop was on “The ADD Time Sense.” another was on “Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Counseling.” Dr. Sam Goldstein was one of the keynoters at this international conference.

  • June, 1998 — Presented a workshop on “Managing Oppositionality” for the Tacoma Day Program in Tacoma, Washington for paraprofessional staff working with ADD children in summer camp.

  • March, 1998. Presented a workshop on “Managing School Caused Stress” for the Washington State ChADD conference.

  • February 11, 1998 — Was the guest expert on the topic of children who rage (episode title “Little Terrors”) on the Maury Povich Show, New York.

  • February, 1998 — Presented a workshop for the Washington State Tourette Syndrome Association's annual training (Dr. Allen Unis was the other presenter for this 200 plus attendee conference). Topic was “Treating Tourette Syndrome in Psychotherapy.”


Magazine Articles

  • Fall, 2005. Peradotto, Nicole. “Detecting Bp Among Look Alikes.” Bp Magazine. pp 38-40.

  • Spring 2005. Peradotto, Nicole, “Keeping in Step With Your Teenager,” Bp Magazine. pp 32-36.

  • July, 1997. “Focusing Three Feet Beyond the Edge of the Coal Bed.” New Times. Seattle, Washington.

  • February, 1997. “How to Avoid the Oppositionality Trap: Ten Principles.” News Lines, published by the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

  • October, 1996. “Wild Child,” This article written with Joanne Barrie Lynn. Hope Magazine. pp. 76-84.

  • February, 1996. “The Challenges of ‘Being ADD’ in Relationship." Journey, Seattle, WA.

  • May-June, 1995. “Wild Boy.” Family Therapy Networker. pp. 52-61. Article mislabeled “Kids, Drugs, and Side Effects” in online archive.

  • October, 1994. “Transcending the Myth of Male Entitlement.” New Times. Seattle, WA. (George Lynn wrote the Transitional Man column for the New Times from 1991 to 1997).

  • July, 1994. “Meeting the Shadows in the Holes in Our Chests.” Journey. Seattle, WA. p. 11.

  • Spring, 1994. “Self-Care Skills for Parenting Attention Different Children.” The Missing Piece. Published by the Learning Disabilities Association of Washington. Redmond, Washington.

  • October, 1990. “The Healing Journey of Men in Relationship.” Seattle M.E.N. magazine. This article was also featured in Island Men, Vol 1. Issue 4. Summer, 1991.

  • Spring, 1989. “Revisioning the Procrustean Bed.” Organization Development Journal, Pensacola, Fl. P.39.

  • February 11, 1987. “‘Platoon’ may be catharsis for local vets.” Sammamish Valley News. Issaquah, WA. p.3.

  • Winter, 1985. “Creative Approach to Solutions.” A review of Getting To Yes, in Insights, published by the Pacific Institute, Seattle, WA.

  • October, 1981. “How to Spring the Perfectionist’s Trap.” Insights. The Pacific Institute, Seattle, WA.

  • July, 1980. “Expanding the Bubble of Organization Perception.” AHP Newsletter, Association for Humanistic Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Chapters & References

Chapters in Anthologies & Author References

  • 2002. “Guidelines for Parenting Your Attention Different Child,” in Attention Deficit Disorder Sourcebook. Dawn Matthews, Editor. Omnigraphics. Detroit, MI.

  • 1997. “Levels of Development for OD Consultants.” Reprinted in Organizational Development Classics. Dixie Van Eynde and Judith Hoy, Eds, Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco.

  • 1996. “Guidelines for Parenting Attention Different Kids.” in Think Fast. Thom Hartmann and Susan Burgess, Editors. Underwood Books. Grass Valley, CA.

  • 1988. “How to Avoid the Curse of Catch-22.” Reprinted in The Best of Training Magazine. (hardback). Minneapolis, MN.


George’s Ideas Discussed in Other Books
  • 2001. Roberts, Colleen Alexander. ADHD and Teens. Taylor Books.

  • 1999. Handler, Lowell. Twitch and Shout: A Touretter’s Tale. Plume Books.


Online Articles, Interviews & Reviews

Online Articles
  • Association for Children’s Mental Health, Lansing Mich. “Keys to Parent Hardiness: Staying Healthy Despite the Stress of Raising a Very Difficult Child.” October, 2007. A PowerPoint file of George’s Keynote presentation at ACMH’s annual conference.

  • “Bipolar Realities” Essential wisdom I have learned from parents of children with Bipolar Disorder about what families need to do to survive the stress of raising a child on the Bipolar spectrum.

  • “Differentiating AD/HD from Bipolar Disorder in Children.” These conditions often occur together. This article identifies seven key differences.

  • “Five Survival Strategies to Help Children with Asperger’s Syndrome Overcome Inertia.” This article provides practical advice for dealing with the AS child’s inability to self-initiate things in his life.

  • “Guidelines for parenting your Attention Different Child.”

  • “Identifying and Helping the Child with ADHD Plus Bipolar Disorder at Home and at School.” Colorado Positive Behavior Support Symposium. Colorado Department of Education, Denver, Colorado. July, 2007. A PowerPoint file of George’s daylong workshop at PBS’s annual conference.

  • “The Wounds and Blessings of Tourette Syndrome.” This article was presented as the Keynote Address at the annual meeting of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, May 30, Ottawa. 1999. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child shared the event.

  • “The Attention Different Child.” This short article explains this term which I use as a descriptor for children with neurobiological challenges such as ADD, Bipolar Disorder, and Tourette syndrome.

  • “The Challenges of ‘Being ADD’ In Relationship.” Shows how to develop intimacy and mutual empowerment in ADD relationships.

  • Listen to George talk about Genius! On the Thom Hartmann Show.

  • This is a complete transcript of the Hartmann Show on Air America on December 26, 2005.
    April 22, 1998, George guested on the Maury Povich Show to talk about extreme behavior in children. In the “Little Terrors” episode, he explained the challenges faced by children with mood disorders and AD/HD.

  • October, 1996. “Listen To Me: An Interview With Drs. Gerald and Lee Jampolski.” New Times. Seattle, WA. This is a father and son interview by George for his Transitional Man column. Dr. Gerald Jampolski wrote the bestseller, Love is Letting Go of Fear. (Celestial Arts, 1988). Both men are now psychiatrists. Lee talks about what it was like growing up with his famous, absent, and alcoholic dad.

  • Marcia Purse writes a review of George’s presentation at the Jean Paul Ohadi Conference, Chicago, ILL. (December, 2000). George shared the morning program for this large conference with Dr. Dimitri Papolos author of The Bipolar Child.

  • Special Needs Project. A review of The Asperger Plus Child. Please email for url.

  • Talent Development Resources. Doug Eby, a writer who has interviewed many preeminent artists, musicians, authors, and actors with conditions such as ADD and Bipolar Disorder, reviews George Lynn’s 2005 book Genius! Nurturing the Spirit of the Wild, Odd, and Oppositional Child.

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