Mindful Parenting for ADHD: A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress, and Helping Children Thrive
Parents of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face many unique daily challenges. Kids with ADHD are often inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsiveand as a result, parents can become frustrated or stressed out. In "Mindful Parenting for ADHD," a pediatrician presents a proven-effective program for helping both parents and kids with ADHD stay calm in the present moment. Parents will also learn how to let go of judgments, reasonably assess their child's strengths and weaknesses, lower stress levels for both themselves and their child, communicate effectively, and cultivate balance and harmony at home and at school.
"At last, a pediatrician who understands ADHD"and"can communicate what parents need to manage it effectively. This workbook is like the world s best office visit only this time, you can take it home with you and use it when you need it!" Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC, parenting coach, parent educator, and cofounder of ImpactADHD.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
"A practical, hands-on set of tools for parenting kids diagnosed with ADHD, Mark Bertin s book will be a great support to many. Mark provides clear and simple ways to bring mindfulness practice to bear on navigating the ups and downs of family life. He offers the valuable perspective that, while life cannot, by nature, be perfect, it is possible to do the work of raising your child to live well and happily." Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
Contributor(s): Bertin, Mark (Author), Tuckman, Ari (Foreword by)
Pub Date: Sept 2015