We all come into parenting with a lot of preconceived notions of how things should be. We read traditional advice from experts or inspirational quotes about the life-changing gift of parenthood. But early on, when it comes to raising a child with ADHD, not many people have a lot of familiarity with Executive Function.
Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive and Mindful Parenting for ADHD and Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD, which integrate mindfulness into pediatric care, and a contributing author for Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at NY Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, on the board of directors for APSARD, the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, and on the advisory boards of Common-Sense Media and Reach Out and Read.
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Listen to this bonus episode from the archives of ImpactParents with Dr. Mark Bertin about executive function and how even a basic understanding of it can provide clarity in understanding your complex kid.
Here is what was covered on this special archival episode:
What is executive function, and how does it play into your child’s challenges?
Practical solutions are easier when you understand what your child’s challenges are
Mindfulness plays an important part in understanding executive function
Worst Parenting Advice For Complex Kids
Can You Actually Improve Your Child's Executive Function?
A Parent's Best Question: Is It Naughty or Neurological?
Calm the Chaos: The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness with ADHD
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