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The Family ADHD Solution
A Scientific Approach to Maximizing Your Child's Attention and Minimizing Parental Stress
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
03 Feb 2011
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In this accessible guide, developmental pediatrician Mark Bertin demystifies ADHD and offers advice to overwhelmed parents that includes clear explanations of:

  • Biological causes of ADHD, and the ins and outs of a thorough evaluation
  • Common symptoms, showing 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 along with healthy relationships with peers and with you


Description

In this accessible guide, developmental pediatrician Mark Bertin demystifies ADHD and offers advice to overwhelmed parents that includes clear explanations of:

  • Biological causes of ADHD, and the ins and outs of a thorough evaluation
  • Common symptoms, showing 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 along with healthy relationships with peers and with you


Reviews

'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. This book fills a gaping hole in the ADHD parenting bookshelf - providing a working understanding of ADHD that is accurate and accessible and giving parents a chance to literally catch their breath and recognize how hard it is for the child with ADHD and for parents trying to get their child on the right track. Compassion for the child and the adults working with the child define everything else that Dr. Bertin discusses. The book assumes that interventions will be difficult and need to be changed over time - and doesn't apply a one size fits all approach.  The tools provided are different than those found elsewhere - and the science supports the tools. Strategies that parents learn from this book are specific enough to try right away - and flexible enough to modify for different children and over time with the same child.  I love this book and cannot wait to be able to recommend it to my patients and families.' - Candida Fink, MD, author of Bipolar Disorder for Dummies
 
'I highly recommend this book. It's excellent, comprehensive coverage of practical information linked to scholarly research will help parents better understand and cope with the expectable challenges of parenting a youngster with ADHD. The author conveys in an articulate, engaging, and thoughtful manner a high level of familiarity with these challenges, and provides a clear set of empirically based techniques to manage them.  Especially valuable are the emphases on the biological underpinnings of ADHD to help lessen the likelihood of blame, mindfulness techniques to manage stress and facilitate self-regulation, and guidelines to track the effects of medications and adjust dosage levels when needed.' - Norman Brier, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
 
'This is a gem of a book, particularly for parents new to the world of ADHD. It has a no nonsense delivery of facts adn thoughts which cover the main issues that parents and carers will come across. I can see that this will be a key book I will recommend to both educators and parents.' - Colin McGee, ADHD News


Contents

PART I: ADHD - A PRACTICAL GUIDE
ADHD, Parenting and the Brain
The Path to Diagnosis
ADHD beneath the Surface
PART II - MINDFULNESS IN ADHD CARE
Attention Training and the Brain
The Science of Mindfulness
Taking Care of Yourself - Mindfulness in Action
PART III - PROMOTING WELL BEING – COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
Behavior: Avoiding the 'No David' Approach
Education: Rallying the Team
Medical Options for ADHD
Supporting the Whole Family


Authors

MARK BERTIN, M.D. A pioneering developmental pediatrician, Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College and Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at the Westchester Institute for Human Development. He speaks at the Conference of Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), an organization with 16,000 members and more than 200 chapters worldwide; and at Reach Out and Read, a national organization that promotes child development and literacy. He offers a six-week mindfulness-centered program called Mindful Care of ADHD in Westchester County, New York and over the upcoming year he will be adding several web-based programs.