The Family ADHD Solution
by Mark Bertin, M.D.
The Family ADHD Solution balances an expert approach to the science of understanding, managing, and living with ADHD with practical, evidence-based, and sympathetic strategies for the whole family.
— Perri Klass, M.D., pediatrician, NY Times columnist, and author of Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor”
In this accessible guide, developmental pediatrician Mark Bertin demystifies ADHD and provides overwhelmed parents with:
- Clear explanations of the biological causes of ADHD and the ins and outs of a thorough evaluation;
- Common symptoms and how they extend far beyond inattention and hyperactivity;
- Behavioral, educational, and medical approaches that increase academic and social success;
- Research-proven, mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for parents that benefit the whole family;
- Advice to help your child build self-esteem and healthy relationships with peers and with you.
See the Family ADHD Solution in Attention Magazine and in Additude Magazine.
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PRAISE FOR THE FAMILY ADHD SOLUTION
Mark Bertin has written an insightful guide to help families approach the challenges of attentional difficulties with a mindful approach. Research has suggested that learning to be mindfully aware can help reduce stress, focus the mind, keep emotions balanced, and even improve your immune function. The bottom-line of these studies is that you can learn to approach challenging situations with resilience. So why not take the small amount of time to read this wonderful book and prepare yourself and your family well for the challenges ahead?
–Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., author of Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation and Parenting from the Inside Out “
An excellent guide for families with children with ADHD. Mark Bertin not only explains the science behind how ADHD affects the brain, but also provides real tools and techniques for parents to both help their children succeed at home and academically, as well as restore balance to their lives.
–Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction
The Family ADHD Solution by Mark Bertin jumps to the top of my book list for families living with ADHD. It captures the science and the human story of ADHD with clarity and specifics – and offers the first real approach to parenting a child with ADHD that doesn’t blame the child or the parent.
— Candida Fink, M.D., author of The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child
Finally, something new for ADHD! Along with lots of great information about ADHD, Dr. Bertin’s mindfulness approach is the missing piece that will enable parents to make better use of that information.
–Ari Tuckman, PsyD, author of More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD
With compassion and insight, in language that is easy to understand, Dr. Bertin has taken on the task of explaining ADHD to families struggling to make sense of this difficult topic. And he succeeds brilliantly, shining light on difficult concepts and offering tools for dealing with the challenges in children’s lives. It is a book that should be on the bookshelf of every parent and grandparent of a child with ADHD.
–Robert Marion, M.D., Director of the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and author of Genetic Rounds: A Doctor’s Encounters in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine
Dr. Mark Bertin’s compassionate, informed guidance for families affected by ADHD combines sound science and practical tips with a mindfulness-based approach. An invaluable addition to the ADHD library.
—Gina Pera, author of Is it You, Me, or Adult ADD