Mark Bertin, M.D., is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD, and The Family ADHD Solution, all of which integrate mindfulness into the rest of pediatric care, and a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is a faculty member at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute and has served on advisory boards for APSARD (the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders), Additude Magazine, Common Sense Media, and Reach Out and Read. His blog is available through Psychology Today and elsewhere. For more information, please visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com.
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