Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 10: 1626251797
ISBN 13: 978-1626251793
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.
—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
About the Author
Mark Bertin, MD, is a developmental behavioral pediatrician in private practice in Pleasantville, NY. He is assistant professor of pediatrics at New YorkMedicalCollege, 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, mindful.org, and elsewhere. For information about his online mindfulness classes and other resources, visit www.developmentaldoctor.com.
Foreword author Ari Tuckman, PsyD, 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.