Mindfulness, ADHD and the Self-Compassion Solution for Parents and Teens – An Interview with Author and Developmental Pediatrician Dr. Mark Bertin


Much has been written about mindfulness skills for teens, but a sweet-spot exists that Dr. Mark Bertin discusses in this episode. Join me for this important conversation for understanding and perspective of what ADHD is, how mindfulness skills help and more specifically, how parents can bring self-compassion practice into themselves as they look to bring relief to their children who struggle with the various ways in which ADHD creates challenges in their lives.

About Mark Bertin:

Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at Cornell University and the UCLA School of Medicine before completing general pediatric training at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California. After several years in general pediatrics he completed fellowship in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (Rose Kennedy Center) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, is on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and from 2003 to 2010 was Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, working in their foster care program. He is on the advisory board for Reach Out and Read, a national organization promoting child development and literacy, and also for Common Sense Media. He is on the board of directors for the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD). He is a frequent lecturer for parents, teachers and professionals on topics related to child development including autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, parenting and mindfulness. Dr. Bertin also leads mindfulness classes, having attended trainings at Jon Kabat Zinn’s Center for Mindfulness among many others, and he incorporates mindfulness into sessions on an individual basis for interested families.

Dr. Bertin’s books The Family ADHD Solution, Mindful Parenting for ADHD, and How Children Thrive integrate mindfulness into evidence-based pediatric care, and he is a contributing author for the textbook Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin’s Child Development Central blog can be found on websites including the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Mindful.org and Education Update.

Find out more at www.developmentaldoctor.com