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Parenting from the Inside Out (10th Anniversary edition): how a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive [Kindle Edition]

Daniel J. Siegel , Mary Hartzell
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Book Description

An updated edition of the parenting classic

Have you ever thought: ‘I can’t believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents?’

In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel and early-childhood expert Mary Hartzell explore how our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships affect the development of the brain, and offer a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of our life stories, which will help us raise compassionate and resilient children.

Combining Siegel’s cutting-edge neuroscience research with Hartzell’s 30 years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides us through creating the necessary foundations for secure and loving relationships with our children.

This tenth-anniversary edition includes a new preface by the authors and incorporates the latest research from the field.

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'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 '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 on: the one with out children.' - Michelle Pfeiffer '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, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry '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, Child Rearing in America

About the Author

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard Universityand is a practising child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist and clinicalprofessor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the author of theinternationally acclaimed books The Developing Mind, The MindfulBrain, and The Mindful Therapist. He is also the author of Mindsight, andco-author of The Whole-Brain Child.Mary Hartzell, M Ed, is a child-development specialist and parenteducator. She has taught children, parents, and teachers for more thanthirty years and is the director of the renowned First PresbyterianPreschool of Santa Monica, California.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Scribe (6 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,647 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 Aug. 2014
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Great insight to your own behaviour & solutions for those times you dont know what to do or say
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Only just started but liking thus far - like the mix of science with practicalities
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Aug. 2014
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read that and you will be wiser; with yourself and your children . A Must
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful 16 Oct. 2014
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This book has been extremely helpful for me. I did not read the whole thing because it got a bit too slow about halfway through, but the first half is worth 5 stars. There are a lot of things that happened in my childhood that I would brush off as irrelevant to my life now, but when I really examine them and come to terms with the good & the bad that is when I know I can grow past them and be the parent that I want to be.

I have been a gentle, attachment-oriented parent since having my first baby 6 years ago. But I found that I would sometimes get unbelievably angry at my children, completely out of proportion with the situation, and I couldn't control myself. I would lash out and scare them (though never physically hurt them). I didn't want to be this way, but I didn't know how to stop and to be frank it felt a little good... like I was getting something out when I was yelling at them. Reading this book helped me to understand where those flashes of anger came from. I came by them honestly, just as my parents did. But my parents never bothered to learn how to control themselves. I am now doing MUCH better. When I get angry I clench my fists and yell silently at the sky, then deal with my children in a more subdued way. Sometimes i tell them I am feeling angry, but I no longer scare the pants off them. And I really credit reading this book.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the most important parenting book ever written! 13 July 2014
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This book will help you be a better parent at any point in your life. It demystifis what is happening for you the parent when you and your child find your selves embroiled in a power struggle that seems disproportionate to the events at hand. It explains what is going on for you and what is likely happening for your child. Part of it is written for the lay person and part for those interested in the neurobiology of what is occurring. Reading either or both parts should lead you to a personal "aha" moment. It's great as a parenting guide and is informative regarding your own childhood especially if you feel there were unresolved issues between you and your own parents.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 2 Fer 13 July 2014
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In the quest for being a better parent, get to heal yourself. Great, practical and science/evidence based advice from the leading interpersonal neurobiologist in the field combined with the practical experience and applications of a primary school educator. Top notch help and applicable lessons right from the start.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars book 27 May 2014
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Every parent should read this book. It definitely changes the way you think about everything in your life. A good look inward so you can be effective as a parent.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Sept. 2014
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Great book in understanding how to effect your child's development in positive and life changing ways
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