Improving Communication in Families – 2021

with Dr. Laura Markham & Mark Bertin, M.D.


If only communication in families with ADHD was easy, right? If only ADHD didn’t exaggerate all the things that can challenge family communication, like hyper-sensitivity, over-reactivity, defensiveness, and the complications of stress. When parents are responsive, they can skillfully and calmly navigate ADHD, creating an environment of safety for their kids. As they learn to self-manage more skillfully, they can repair and enhance relationships when life gets stressful. 

Tune in to hear Dr. Laura Markham and Dr. Mark Bertin share their insights on parenting and the challenges of ADHD in families. This calming conversation between leading voices on mindfulness and communication is full of wisdom and clear guidance.


About Dr. Laura Markham

Dr. Laura Markham is the author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How To Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How To Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life, and now her latest book, The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook: Using mindfulness and connection to raise resilient, joyful children and rediscover your love of parenting.

Dr. Laura Markham earned her PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University and has worked as a parenting coach with countless families across the world. Over 160,000 moms and dads enjoy Dr. Laura’s free weekly coaching posts via email. You can sign up on any page of her website,, which serves up Aha! Moments for parents of babies through teens. Dr. Laura’s aspiration is to change the world, one child at a time, by supporting parents. The proud mother of two thriving young adults who were raised with her peaceful parenting approach, she lives with her husband in New York.

About Mark Bertin, M.D.

Dr. Bertin 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, which integrate mindfulness into the rest pediatric care.   He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens.  Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, 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

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