Parenting from the the Inside Out is an updated edition of the classic parenting bestseller that has sold over 155,000 copies in the US.
How many parents have found themselves thinking: 'I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents?' In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, MD, and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, MEd, explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and they offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.
Born out of a series of parenting workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.
This 10th anniversary edition includes a new preface by Daniel Siegel and incorporates the latest brain science research into this bestselling book.
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).
`Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell have quite deftly managed to translate highly complex neuroscientific and psychological matters into lay strategies for effective parenting. This is truly a must-read book for all parents and those aspiring to become parents.' -Marilyn B. Benoit, MD, president of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
`Parenting from the Inside Out is for anyone committed to a continued and deeper understanding of the human psyche and to looking beyond the presentational self to what is really motivating us. It is applicable to all of our interpersonal relationships, but most especially to our most treasured one: the one with our children.' -Michelle Pfeiffer
`Parenting from the Inside Out is a must-have for any parent. Mary Hartzell has helped me immeasurably in my quest to be the best possible parent I can be.' -Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop
`This book uniquely pairs the clinical experience of a psychiatrist with the deep wisdom of a nursery school teacher. Together Siegel and Hartzell delicately peel back the many layers of parenting to reveal the pure nature of the relationship at its core.' -Neal Halfon, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics, UCLA, and editor of Child Rearing in America