Karen Bluth, PhD, is co-author of a new book “Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teens with ADHD: Build Executive Functioning Skills, Increase Motivation, and Improve Self-Confidence” will be officially released May 1 by New Harbinger Publishers.
During the pandemic, teens have struggled more than any other demographic group. Their key developmental task is to re-configure bonds with caregivers, foster peer relationships and develop their identity through new relationships and experiences. Yet all of this has been severely hampered by quarantining and being limited to virtual schooling. It is particularly difficult for those teens who were already challenged by having ADHD, which demands a certain amount of structure and consistency. Karen Bluth, PhD has co-authored a new book with Mark Bertin, MD “Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teens with ADHD: Build Executive Functioning Skills, Increase Motivation, and Improve Self-Confidence” which will be officially released May 1 by New Harbinger Publishers, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon. The publisher describes this book in the following “A powerful and compassionate guide for cultivating self-confidence, independence, and the executive functioning skills you need to live your best life! Being a teen with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) doesn’t stop you from wanting what almost every other teen wants: independence, good grades, and a healthy social life. But ADHD also presents obstacles that can keep you from reaching your goals. At times you may become frustrated, sad, or even angry at your inability to achieve the things you want. This book can help.
This unique guide will help you develop the skills you need to strengthen your executive functioning, foster the self-compassion essential to overcoming self-criticism often caused by ADHD, and gain the confidence and resilience necessary to take control of your ADHD—and your life. You’ll also learn how to manage your emotions, focus, practice flexible problem solving, change habits, and improve communication skills. Finally, you’ll learn how these skills can improve your relationships with friends and family, and help you succeed in school—and life!
Your ADHD doesn’t have to define you, and it certainly doesn’t have to determine your life. This book will allow you to step off the path of self-criticism, and guide you on the path toward self-compassion, self-confidence, and success.”
This is the third book on self-compassion and teens that Bluth has authored; The Self-Compassionate Teen was released last fall and The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens” was released in 2017. Bluth also directs the Frank Porter Graham Program on Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Families where courses are offered to adults, teens, and pre-teens. See https://selfcompassion.web.unc.edu for more information.