Mindful Parenting for ADHD
About the Book
Written by a pediatrician and based in proven-effective mindfulness techniques, this book will help you and your child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) keep calm, flexible, and in control.
If you are a parent of a child with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably face many unique daily challenges. Kids with ADHD are often inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive, since ADHD affects all of self-management and self-regulation. As a result, you might become chronically frustrated or stressed out, which makes caring for ADHD that much harder. In this book, a developmental pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both you and your child with ADHD stay cool and collected while remaining flexible, resilient, and mindful.
Bertin addresses the various symptoms of ADHD using non-technical language and a user-friendly format. In addition, he offers guidelines to help you assess your child's strengths and weaknesses, create plans for building skills and managing specific challenges, lower stress levels for both yourself and your child, communicate effectively, and cultivate balance and harmony at home and at school.
If you are a parent, caregiver, or mental health professional, this book provides a valuable guide.
Books by Mark Bertin
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—Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC, psychotherapist and author of five books on ADHD, including 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD (www.stephaniesarkis.com)
—Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, professor of psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco, and author of The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance
—Russell A. Barkley, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina
—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
—Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC, parenting coach, parent educator, and cofounder of ImpactADHD.com
—Dzung X. Vo, MD, pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, author of The Mindful Teen
—Christopher Willard, PsyD, author of Child’s Mind and Growing Up Mindful, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School
—Terry Matlen, ACSW, director of www.ADDconsults.com, and author of The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD
—Amy Saltzman, MD, director of the Association for Mindfulness in Education and author of A Still Quiet Place
—Patricia O. Quinn, MD, developmental pediatrician, Washington, DC, coauthor of Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD and Understanding Girls with ADHD,andauthor of Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD
“Parenting is a very challenging role, and even more so when children have a diagnosis of ADHD. Mark Bertin has written a truly remarkable book that offers numerous strategies to help children with ADHD to become more successful and resilient. Very importantly, he addresses a key issue; namely, that unless parents learn to deal realistically with their own expectations, pressure, and stress, they will not be as effective when helping their children with ADHD to meet the many developmental demands they will face. In a very empathic, easy-to-read style, Bertin provides practical techniques rooted in mindfulness theory that parents can apply in their own lives. This book is a wonderful resource for parents (and I might add for professionals as well)—a resource that will be read and reread as parents enrich their own lives and the lives of their children.”
—Robert Brooks, PhD, coauthor of Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life
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