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Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by [Hughes, Daniel A., Baylin, Jonathan]
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Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) Kindle Edition

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Brain-Based Parenting is one in a W. W. Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology, launched by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Neuroscience and cognitive psychology are among the most exciting new fields about the brain and behavior in a long time. This book does sound justice to these subjects and to the evolving way that science can (and must) inform and assist everyday human endeavors, including, in this case, parenting. --Lloyd I. Sederer (08/09/2012)

Our authors serve as empathic and wise guides through the intricacies of both detailed brain circuits and helpful parenting strategies. We, the fortunate readers, are taken on a powerful journey that illuminates ways of improving our efficacy as parents and enhancing our pleasure in the experience itself.--From the Foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child (08/09/2012)

Hughes and Baylin offer an exciting, concrete, and practical new model for examining how parents behave. Their approach offers a straightforward way to maximize parenting effectiveness. This book will help you wire your parenting brain so you can not only take good care of your kids, but also enjoy them!--Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, author of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2 12 (08/09/2012)"

Writing with warmth and sensitivity, Hughes and Baylin traverse the great divide between neuroscience and practice, helping both clinicians and parents understand the brain mechanisms that may disrupt and block them from loving and supporting their children. Not only does the book promote better parenting, but it provides insights into the relationship between the therapist and parent.--Stephen Porges, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Brain Body Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of The Polyvagal Theory (08/09/2012)"

About the Author

Daniel A. Hughes, PhD, is a prominent attachment specialist and private practitioner. President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, he consults and gives trainings in the U.S. and abroad on issues of attachment and family therapy. He is the author of Attachment-Focused Family Therapy, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Workbook, and Attachment-Focused Parenting. Jonathan Baylin, PhD, a psychologist in private practice, offers workshops for therapists on integrating knowledge about the brain with psychotherapy. Daniel J. Siegel, MD is a graduate of Harvard Medical School 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, founding co-director of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. Dr. Siegel's psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for theNorton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over three dozen textbooks. Dr. Siegel's books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx. For more information about his educational programs and resources, please visit: www.DrDanSiegel.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1571 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (23 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LW5JQ2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
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This is a really well organised and well written book which shows how the most up do date knowledge about the brain backs up "common sense" and loving parenting. Really usefulfor parents, foster parents, socialworkers, early years practitioners and teachers,
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A delightfully well written account of how we can refocus the meaning of our interactions with children. Given that many of us work with and claim children who have not had the best early life experiences the book supports the reader to reconsider how a child arrived at the point we find them and how we can support and guide towards more positive patterns of behaviour.

I was lucky enought to hear both Authors speak of their research through a delightful Fostering Agency named Fosterplus who had them guest at a conference. Should you have the opportunity to do likewise with whatever Agecny/Authority I wholly recommend it.
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Extremely comprehensive scientific account of how the brain creates attachment - resonance, one-ness, engagement, affectionate bonding etc – between parents and children. But - and for me it is a killer “but” – it is desperately short on any meaningful strategies for dealing with difficulties.

For some it may be enough – even helpful or healing – to the have the problem described in ways that are refreshingly rooted in science. But for me it was very disappointing to get though some pretty dense neurobiologically based chapters – only to find the advice on effecting change – i.e. the methods and processes to become the BRAIN BASED PARENT of the title – were scant to absent.

What little there is, is aimed at psychotherapists and is steeped in the vague, hand-wafty psychobabble of the worst sort. “ Remember to tread carefully”. “Allow the parent all the time it takes to express their own shame at perceived parental failures.”

Really nothing there to speak of that couldn’t be summed up with, “ work with kindness, calm and compassion as you do with all your clients.”

The ultimate reason the book drops two stars is because a book that describes itself as Brain Based Parenting – should give some ideas how, indeed, to effectively become one, not merely all the ways in which it can go awry.

Should be titled: What Happens in the Brain During Attachment. And subtitled: a neurobiological description of how things go wrong.

This book does not, nor even attempt, to be any kind of guide to Brain Based Parenting. Nor would it, mostly, help those parents who are encountering difficulties attaching (usually from their own childhood deficiencies). Nor would it give most psychotherapists many real processes or techniques for intervening when they have clients who are more troubled in their attachment to their children.

Altogether a wasted opportunity. Because a book of the sort this is not, is sorely needed.
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This is an excellent book for both professionals and parents. After reading my copy I immediately bought another copy and gave it to a mother I am working with. It links neuroscience and attachment focused work in a very helpful way.
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I'm currently working with vulnerable parents who have suffered considerably at the hands of there family. This book was recommended and is really enlightening as to capacity and why?? A must read and great for reference
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Super ideas but just the really practical stuff ones forgets is actually most important !
Dan Hughes is a Master of Parenting and happiness for a whole family :)
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Really interesting insight into the developing brain and importance of good parenting. Not quite finished the book but so far have enjoyed it and learnt lots.
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Maybe a bit technical at first but keep going - it begins to hang together really well after a while and is great to reference again and again
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