Developmental Pediatrician and Author
How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids
In his new book, How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids, Mark Bertin, MD, who specializes in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics, presents new research around executive function (EF) that details how self-management skills such as attention, behavior, emotion, organization, planning and more all mature. What if simply relaxing and having fun with your kids is actually the best thing you can do for them? By understanding healthy developmental stages, parents are better able to support their child’s well-being. A supportive, fun, growth-promoting environment – not a hovering, high- pressure, overprotective one – is what kids actually need to thrive.