I just pre-ordered my copy of Dan Siegel's newest book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. Pre-ordering the book gives you access to a brainstorm video, and of course insures that you get it asap! Dan's work has had a tremendous impact on the work of LFY, and I can't wait to see what this newest book will teach us about our teens.
About Brainstorm: Between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, 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’ behavior 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.
“Siegel gives us a fresh and insightful examination of adolescence from his point of view as an expert on the brain. The book also shows him to be a thoughtful parent, a compassionate guide and a very fine writer. I strongly recommend Brainstorm to teens and to those who care about them.”
—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls and The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture
“Brainstorm is eye-opening and inspiring, a great gift to us all—teens, parents of teens, and anyone who wants a full and rich life on this planet. Daniel Siegel shows how the supposed downsides of the teen years all have upsides, and that the lessons for living that await teens are ones any of us, at any age, can learn from. Teens and their parents stand to benefit immensely from reading this book, separately or together.”
—Daniel Goleman, author Emotional Intelligence
“Brainstorm is a necessary look at why adolescents do what they do that can put parents in an emotional frenzy. The information that Dr. Dan Siegel shares is not only invaluable for understanding your growing child's brain, but helps build more compassion and patience. A gift for us all.”
“The teen years don't have to be filled with turmoil! In Brainstorm, Dan Siegel serves up a rich blend of smart insights and nitty-gritty tips to guide teens and the adults who care for them through this amazing period of creativity, conflict, and love."
—Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP, author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block
We are so thrilled to introduce LFY Founder Jennifer Cohen Harper's new book: Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance
Huge thanks to New Harbinger Publications, and to Dan Siegel, author of The Whole Brain Child (and several other fantastic books) for taking the time to write the book forward.
Check out our review in Publishers Weekly, and click here to read endorsements from Sharon Salzberg, Beryl Bender Birch, BK Bose, Dr. Amy Salzman and more, including this support from U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation
"Stress is an epidemic in our society. Kids not only carry the stress of their own lives, but also absorb the anxiety that comes from the adults closest to them. This book is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers to teach our kids the essential life skills they need to thrive in a world that grows more complicated by the day. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to teach their child how to be happy, healthy and well balanced."