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) stay calm and in the present moment. 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-and as a result, you might become frustrated or stressed out. In this book, a pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both you and your child with ADHD stay cool and collected while living more fully in the present moment. In the book, Mark Bertin, addresses the various symptoms of ADHD using non-technical language and a user-friendly format. In addition, the book will help you learn how to let go of judgments, reasonably assess your child's strengths and weaknesses, 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.
Having ADHD can not only be difficult for the child who suffers the consequences of his or her behaviors, butcan also place great stress on the family. Parents don t understand why their child acts the way he does, and because they are unsure, they often react in a way that may not always be helpful. That s where Mark Bertin s new book "Mindful Parenting for ADHD" comes in! Within its pages, parents will grow to better understandADHD and find the tools necessary to respond to their child s behaviors with compassion, as well as structure, using a focused, mindful approach. "Mindful Parenting for ADHD" underscores the need for parents to take care of themselves in order to meet the challenges of parenting a child with ADHD with calm, kindness, and consistency. Written in a reassuring style and filled with easy-to-use worksheets that cover a myriad of topicsfrom setting limits to improving communication or making the most of homework, I wish all parents of children with ADHD could receive the gifts offered in this wonderful book! They and their children would all be the better for it! 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""
Mark Bertin, MD, is a developmental behavioral pediatrician in private practice in Pleasantville, NY. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College, on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the editorial board of Common Sense Media. His blog regarding topics in child development, mindfulness, and family is available through huffingtonpost.com, psychologytoday.com, and elsewhere.Foreword author Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Chester, PA, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. He presents frequently on ADHD and related topics to both professionals and members of the public.