Mindful Parenting for ADHD

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by Mark Bertin, M.D.


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.

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PRAISE FOR MINDFUL PARENTING FOR ADHD

“Mark Bertin has written a truly remarkable book that offers numerous strategies to help children with ADHD to become more successful and resilient … a wonderful resource for parents.”-
Robert Brooks, PhD, coauthor of Raising Resilient Children and The Power of Resilience

“In Mindful Parenting for ADHD, Mark Bertin provides an essential guide for parents and clinicians. Parents of children with ADHD and clinicians will benefit from Bertin’s relatable writing style, examples, research, and easy-to-accomplish suggestions and recommendations. Most importantly, Bertin gives families and clinicians hope.”
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, NCC, LMHC, psychotherapist and author
of five books on ADHD, including 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD (www.stephaniesarkis.com)

Mindful Parenting for ADHD represents a rare blend: a concise and accurate guide to what ADHD is (and is not), an evidence-based resource for families on behavior management and skill enhancement tools for their children, and an introduction to the kinds of mindful practices (including but not limited to meditation) that both calm and focus parents and model thoughtful strategies for their offspring. Difficult and important issues—the adolescent years, working with schools, and decisions about medication—are addressed head on. Sensitive, easy to read, and profound, this book will resonate with families everywhere who hope for both action and reflection in raising their challenging children.”
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
“This innovative book combines the best of what is known about ADHD, its deficits in executive functioning, and the types of science-based management strategies they require, as well as possible medications to combine with them, along with the latest practices for incorporating mindfulness into everyday life situations, such as parenting. Parents of children with ADHD struggle not only with managing their children but also with far higher levels of parenting stress, depression, anxiety, and marital strife than do typical parents. This combination of mindfulness practices with more traditional behavioral and medical treatments for ADHD is likely to prove exceptionally useful for parents for both stress reduction and improved parent-child relationships.”
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina