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Based on research into actual brain changes this book defines teenage years as between ages 12 24 This book was written so it could be read by either teenagers or their parents While somewhat simplified for the benefit of younger readers the book presents ideas that are helpful to any person even senior citizens I heard Daniel Siegel being interviewed on NPR and instantly ordered a boo The Teenage Brain for Dummies I personally was hoping for a science and research heavy book about adolescent development and brain changes Maybe that was my mistake because this book is definitely not any of that No it s like a bad self help book for teensparents Definitely not worth the read I received this book through a giveaway on GoodReads Within the first few pages I was already realizing that my way of thinking was being challenged and changed This book takes a positive look on the changes of a teen brain but isn t restricted for only that age group but for adults as well This is not ust a book for parents of teens but anyone who is curious about the changes in the brain and how to deal with them I m kind of a Danieal Siegel fan boy I am unapologetic about this His work is one of the major factors behind my decision to become a mental health clinician I think he s a master communicatoreducatorpopularizer of these hitherto esoteric and complicated ideas ie the mind the brain mental health mindfulness etc I loved the Mindfull Brain and Mindsight and despite the fact that some of this book is fruity as hell I think this may be my favorite so far People criticize Daniel Siegel for being light weight or for playing fast and loose with the science or for being a neophyte meditator I think these criticisms are missing the real value of his work There are plenty of technical comprehensive and arcane texts on the afore mentioned subjects If you want complex precise or difficult there are no shortages of books out there that fit that bill My advise is to go read those if that s what your wanting Danieal Siegel s work is all about making these ideas available to a popular audience And based on his popularity a tautology I know but bare with me it s working One of the major innovations this book offers is an alternative to the threadbare notion that teenagers are dangerous narcissistic and irresponsible and adolescence is the trying time every parent must endure Dr Siegel gently flips these veritable truisms on their head by reframing adolescence as an important developmental stage where adventurous creativity and sets for life set the stage for an adult life that I m paraphrasing isn t dead on the vine In other words if our adolescents aren t taking risks and exploring their one wild life than there is a serious problemTheir brains are going through a massive boom and prune growth faze They are or less hard wired to take risks explore their boundaries and play whatever cards they are holding The trick is to offer them enough differentiated connection to the adult world so that they have opportunities to explore their wild and crazy interests in a safe and sustainable way Dr Siegel takes it one step further and challenges adults in his typical super soft way to rekindle what s left of their adolescent oi de vivre in order to stave off the dried up old stuck in a rut grown up shit we all swore we d avoid when we. 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 often maddening ways It's no wonder that many parents approach their child's.

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Ok which came across to me as a kind of one stop compilation of the latest good science on neurology brain development mindfulness psychotherapy and the role of physical health in mental well being i have a 12yo with the brain of a 19yo and a 9yo with the brain of a tween so there s a lot here for me to think about i often cringe when i read parenting books since they re invariably written by people doing a much better ob of things than i am but for the most part i found the material presented here and the structure of its presentation very helpful and very accessible if you read much at all about the brain or about mindfulness you ll encounter a lot of familiar information but the way its organized and the particular context of this book make it still worth your time The tag line for this book is the Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain Thus I expected some profound insights on adolescence And yes to be fair the author did talk about teen behavior and how the brain functions But I felt that the bulk of this book was made up of mind sight exercises things like breathing techniues reflection and other stuff that my teen will never do If this book had been labeled as such meditation and breathing exercises for teens or something like that my decision to read would have been different While the book does have useful info it was not what I was looking for There were some interesting things in the book but I had a few problems with itFirst the title was wrong This book dealt primarily with how adults can train their brains to be younger and not about the teenage brain which was secondary or even perhaps tertiary Second the way this book was written reminded me of a 1980 s style The author loved creating acronyms for everything and describing his ideas based on an alliteration of words This best descriptions don t always rhyme or begin with the same letter so this was off putting I felt that the ability to hone a truth took a backseat to branding If you love acronyms and alliterations to guide you then greatThird making up new names for something else The one that stands out is mindsight What is it Awareness You can have internal and external awareness I mean mindsight Fourth there s not a bibliography This kind of puts an additional damper on treating this book like a well researched scientific dissertation versus a self help system pulled from the ether with ust enough name dropping to give it a sense of validityI gave this two stars and not one because if someone picks this book up to read out of interest to learn about the human brain well that s something The myths about the teen brain are not ust wrong but destructive We ve heard for decades about the downsides of the teen years the risks taken impulsivity and the like Recent brain research has pegged some of this to a peculiarity in brain growth during those years The growth of circuitry for impulse and pleasure outpaces that for inhibiting those impulses which do not catch up until the early 20sBut Dr Siegel takes that same data and puts a positive spin on what this means for the teen years which he pegs at ages 12 to 24 That s a uniue period in life with its burst of exploration maturation and growth in every way As he says Life is on fireAnd how teens navigate these years has real conseuences for how they live the rest of lives Whil. 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.

Were that age That s the real message of the bookReader beware if you looking for a How To Parent Your CRAZY Teen keep looking This book challenges the reader to focus on changing and improving the one thing you may be able to change and improve Yourself The tacit message is if you do that than your crazy teen Taking Stage just may be positively influenced At the minimum you ll be less crazy So there Lastly the book has some major flaws The most glaring being the portmanteau mwe Siegel coined by smashing up the words me and we Mwe Don t even fuckin ask me what the fuck he was thinking Any way I guess you have to take some risks in order to create And Dr Siegel makes up for all of his cringable cheese with some really sweet and authentically deep stuff So almost all is forgiven Firstly and as usual I received this book for the ripe sum of nothing via a giveaway this time from Shelf Awareness Despite that kind consideration from all involved my candid opinions follow below To extend the preamble a bit this book wasn t uite what I expected Because of that I m going to keep the valueudgments to a minimum and instead Pulling the Vampires Braid (A Loving Nip just try to describe what the book tries to be It s up to you whether it s what you want to be reading or not Iust make with the descriptionsWhat I expected out of this book was something rather harder and rooted in science The book The Survival List jacket says it s based on the latest research and I have no doubt that s the case but none of that research seems to have made its way directly into the book Instead what you have is very soft and results based approach to the topic So if you re expecting data on brain chemistry changes through the adolescent years then like me you ll likely be disappointed Instead you ll get instruction through analogy with concepts like Mindsight and the Wheel of Awareness This all seemed a bit soft to me but I suspect that for the majority of the population this sort of softness is actually a ringing endorsement Siegel has made a decidedly complex topic easily readable and provides parents with the tools they need to deal with a historically difficult period of parenthoodEven usefully the doctor doesn tust dole out information but provides mental exercises the reader can perform to help internalize the lesson being taught and make it easier to implement personal changes His text is also filled with abundant anecdotes from his own practice to reinforce the idea that the situations parents face are far from uniue and have been dealt with successfully in the past All in all this is an exceptionally well balanced book unless you re looking for something a bit dense and scientific Rob SlavenFacebook The discussion of the physiological changes in the brain during this period of growth 12 24 was fascinating and I appreciated the reframing of a negative mindset about adolescence However the book as a whole tends to be a bit repetitive and I m not sure how willing an adolescentteen is going to be to engage in the mindful exercises provided i enjoyed this book despite the fact that i cannot stand the way daniel siegel writes he means well i know he does his earnestness and enthusiasm are in boldface all over every page but i came to this book looking for information not a new best friend so at times it was incredibly difficult to get through still there s a lot of good stuff in this bo. 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 affects teenagers'.

Daniel J Siegel MD is an internationally acclaimed author award winning educator and child psychiatrist Dr Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child adolescent and adult psychiatry He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he also