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Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel


The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

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' 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.

Want to go even deeper on the topics discussed in Brainstorm, sign up now to be notified when the Mindsight Institute's Brainstorm Intensive, opens registration.


“By the end of this book, the teenager has been transformed...into a thinking, feeling, and entirely approachable human being.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Smart advice...on providing the most supportive and brain-healthy environment during the tumultuous years of adolescence.”

—Kirkus Reviews

—Daniel Goleman, author Emotional Intelligence and FOCUS

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