In this groundbreaking book, the bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children's lives into one of the most rewarding.
Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important and oftentimes maddening ways. It's no wonder that many parents approach their child's adolescence with fear and trepidation. According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel, however, if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another.
In Brainstorm, Siegel illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers' behaviour and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in their children's lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.
About the Author
Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and is a practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. There, he is a co-investigator at the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed books The Developing Mind, The Mindful Brain, and The Mindful Therapist. He is also the author of Mindsight, co-author of Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell), and co-author of The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson).
'In Brainstorm, the great Dan Siegel takes the mystery out of the train crash that is adolescence. This is essential reading for every parent and every worker with young people in health, education, and welfare.' - Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. 'Brainstorm is eye-opening and inspiring... Teens and their parents stand to benefit immensely from reading this book, separately or together.' - Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence.