The Family ADHD Solution: A Scientific Approach to Maximizing Your Child's Attention and Minimizing Parental Stress
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The Family ADHD Solution: A Scientific Approach to Maximizing Your Child's Attention and Minimizing Parental Stress

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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...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade
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Alyssa
This book would have been 4 stars if the whole first third of the book hadn't gone on and on about mindfulness repeatedly. Don't get me wrong, I agree with the concept of mindfulness in helping you deal with life on a daily basis, and difficult situations specifically. The "Listen. Breathe. Respond." model is something I struggle with, and I appreciate the reminder of how to control myself before I start trying to help my child and husband with ADHD with some of their struggles. However, what to...more
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The Family ADHD Solution: Help Book

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 techni...more
Julie
I read the two chapters most relevant to my family, and the information and suggesstions were quite helpful. I would recommend this book as an introduction to childhood ADHD and for parents looking for new strategies for supporting their ADHD children. A concept often stressed is parents' own self-care and "mindfulness."
Marc
a lot of good practical information in this book. very useful.
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Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his training in general pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California. He was first a general pediatrician in Marin County, north of San Francisco, and later returned to the East Coast for fellowship training in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics at the Chi...more
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