Do you struggle sometimes with how to talk to your kids about their complex issues? Or maybe about what’s going on in the world these days? Do you wish you had just the right thing to say to comfort or guide them? In this conversation with leading developmental pediatrician Mark Bertin, we talk about the art of having difficult conversations of all kinds with your complex children and teens. We will talk about mindfulness, when to address critical issues (and when to wait), raising kids’ self-awareness, and more. Learn about your role as a parent in helping kids grow to become their own medical managers over time.
Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD, and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based 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 non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com.