Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
  • Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
ISBN: 158542935X
EAN13: 9781585429356
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 7, 2014
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9.1" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Dr. Siegel aptly characterizes the teen years as the most powerful life phase for activating courage, purpose, and creativity. With his usual personal and compassionate delivery, he illustrates how we can all become more aware, empathetic, and understanding of teenagers and ourselves. A visionary and a guide, Siegel knows that if we treat teenagers with the respect and understanding they deserve, they are more likely to live up to their greatest capacities. Laura S. Kastner, clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, University of Washington, and author of Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens

Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, the renowned psychiatrist and bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out, The Whole-Brain Child, and Mindsight, Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence for example, that it is merely a stage of immaturity filled with often crazy behavior to reveal how it is in fact a vital time in our lives in terms of charting the course for the adults we ultimately become. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn important skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, how to connect Read More chevron_right

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   A Simple Guide for Parenting
Simplistic in content and easy to read, Brainstorm tells parents on the adolescent pathway toward adulthood. The book is filled with anecdotal stories throughout, as well as mental and therapeutic practices after each chapter. Despite having a medical degree and a professorial position at UCLA, Siegel's scientific acumen is absent from this book. There is no bibliography or reference material for this research. However, there are no statistics or studies to support this claim. His expertise comes from his patients and clinical practice strategies. Those interested in a scientific and neurological study of the adolescent brain development should consult Dr. Lou Briannzendine, of the University of Pennsylvania.
 
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   ... for parents of teenagers and anyone who wants to better understand how our brain changes as we grow older
Such a valuable tool for parents of teenagers and anyone who wants to better understand how our brains change as we grow older.
 
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   Amazing, enlightening book
This work will have far-reaching effects on society, he said.
 
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   I love his approach of approaching adolescence with understanding and awe ...
This book is essential reading for all parents and professionals working with teens. I love his approach of approaching adolescence with understanding and awe for the profound and life-enhancing changes that take place in the adolescent brain. Rather than criticising and being impatient with teenagers, lets explode outdated myths and support this vital life stage with respect.
 
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   You won't buy it all, but you'll learn something important, almost for sure.
No wonder we're all so ignoramuses. He also admitted that if only he had known how to use the English language, he probably wouldn't have done it. Now I have a weakness -- my boys aren't rising to my boomer expectations because I had two jobs when I was 8 years old. I'm basically trying to get them to be what was necessary for boys decades ago, but I'm a slow learner. 0 31712010 31712070 However, he added, I'm basically trying to get them to be what was necessary for boys decades ago. 0 31712010 31712070 However, he insisted, "I'm a slow learner. It's great to see so many good people working in this industry, said Blair McBride, "I suspect anyone would have done this if this was your area of concern." I love to learn, Raymond said.
 
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   Figuring out my teenager
This book was recommended to me by my counselor to help me think through my interactions with Jennette Tamayo. The book provides a lot of reflective activities to do, which was a good practice, but I did not necessarily utilize them all. I found the end of the book more helpful, simply because it told stories of individuals who helped me think through my own challenges, he said.
 
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   A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.
The book has multiple acronyms per page. This is extremely distracting and does nothing to help remember anything because the new acronym is introduced every time. However, the information is alright, but should not be given to an adolescent to read about themselves.
 
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   A more nuanced view of the teenage brain
It's great for adolescents and everyone that has to interact with them. In fact, I was not told about this until after I was a middle school teacher. They are going through a lot of changes, so many changes that we all should understand.
 
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   A great introduction to attachment theory, brain science and mindfulness
This book is a great introduction to attachment theory, brain science and mindfulness. Dan Siegel is compassionate toward parents who don't do everything their best.
 
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   Good, but Tedious
There are some helpful nuggets of information in the book relative to how teens change as they get older, and it was good to know that my teen's current behavior, while not bad, was normal. The mechanics of the brain are thoroughly covered, McBride said.
 
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