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The Family ADHD Solution: A Scientific Approach to Maximizing Your Child's Attention and Minimizing Parental Stress Kindle Edition
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“ADHD challenges a child and also a family; 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. Dr. Bertin will help parents and children cope, understand what is happening, and live and learn together from one day to the next.”--Perri Klass, M.D., author of Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor
"Mark Bertin has written an insightful guide to help families approach the challenges of attentional difficulties with a mindful approach. While "attention deficit" refers to a complex set of dysfunctions in much more than the focus of attention, it fills families with a wide array of issues. To support the ever-stressful journey, the author takes the important but often forgotten stance that caregivers need their own deep understanding and self-care in order to function well and offer the optimal help to their children. What this means is that parents and other caregivers of children who have executive functions not working as they should--being able to pause before acting on an impulse, sustaining attention, avoiding becoming distracted--can now have an accessible method for maintaining a calm and clear focus of their own attention to keep their families functioning as best they can. 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
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About the Author
Mark Bertin, M.D., is a pioneering developmental pediatrician in private practice in Pleasantville NY, Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at the Westchester Institute for Human Development and assistant professor of pediatrics at New York Medical College. He trains physicians, teachers and psychologists in ADHD care, and leads stress-reduction classes for parents.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B004IZLRTQ
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (February 1, 2011)
- Publication date : February 1, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 447 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 242 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 023010505X
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #734,281 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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PART I-A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ADHD: The cost of the book is well worth Part I alone! This section provides very clear, straightforward information about: the biology of ADHD, variety of symptoms, implications, and information to ensure an accurate diagnosis. On one hand, the information in this section is not "new," but the explanations are the most thorough and clear of anything I have read.
PART II-MINDFULLNESS IN ADHD CARE: In this section, Bertin introduces the scientific approach of using "mindfulness" to improve coping skills for dealing with ADHD. I have personal experience with this strategy; I learned a version of it 15 years ago to deal with chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis and it was life-changing! I had never thought of using the same concepts to deal with the challenges of ADHD, but it makes perfect sense. This section includes sound, practical advice!
PART III-COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES & CHILDREN: This section covers a well-rounded scope of treatment options, both medical and non-medical. Once again, Bertin's chapter on "Medical Options" stands out as one of the best I've read because it addresses a wide scope of issues that are inherent to the ongoing debate over medical treatment for ADHD.
I've already recommended this book to several people: family, friends, and clients. If your life is impacted by ADHD, this book will be well worth your time and money!
I appreciate that the author does not speak in alot of medical terms that are over the average persons head, his explainations are so clear. This book makes you feel like you are not alone. What you are experienceing in your family and your child is experiencing is common and it can get better. This book has been the single most helpful set of information we have come across. If I could give it more then 5 stars I would.