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Brainstorm: the power and purpose of the teenage brain by [Siegel, Daniel J.]
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""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."
--Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence"

"This book is chock-full of cutting-edge knowledge as well as a deep compassion for teenagers, the adults they will become, and the teenagers in all of us."
--Alanis Morisette

""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."
--Goldie Hawn

"'You just don't get me' is a common refrain from teenagers to their parents and teachers. Adolescents who read this book will discover that Daniel Siegel gets them . . . This respectfulness is why the book works so well as a manual for adolescents, as well as for their parents and mentors."
--Lawrence Cohen, author of "The Opposite of Worry"

""Brainstorm" is a must read book for every parent if they want to avoid emotional turbulence in their own lives as their children go through adolescence. It's lifesaving for the whole family."
--Deepak Chopra, MD
""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."
--Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence"
"This book is chock-full of cutting-edge knowledge as well as a deep compassion for teenagers, the adults they will become, and the teenagers in all of us."
--Alanis Morisette
""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."
--Goldie Hawn
"By the end of this book, the teenager has been transformed from a monstrous force into a thinking, feeling, and entirely approachable human being."
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"I strongly recommend "Brainstorm" to teens and those who care for them."
--Mary Pipher, author of "Reviving Ophelia"
"Siegel emerges as a bighearted writer, fully convinced that we all possess the fundamental virtues to navigate the choppy waters of adolescence, and he is eager for us to set them loose, working with adolescents to cultivate the positive aspects--and he is hugely convincing of the intense engagement and creativity that often accompany this time period in a person's life. Smart advice...on providing the most supportive and brain-healthy environment during the tumultuous years of adolescence."
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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 of *Emotional Intelligence*)

At last a book that really explains adolescence! ‘You just don’t get me’ is a common refrain from teenagers to their parents and teachers. Adolescents who read this book will discover that Daniel Siegel gets them. My favourite thing about this book is that Siegel sees adolescence not as a problem to be solved or a hardship to be endured, but rather as a wellspring of courage and creativity. This respectfulness is why the book works so well as a manual for adolescents, as well as their parents and mentors.

(Lawrence J. Cohen, author of *The Opposite of Worry* and *Playful Parenting*)

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, author of *Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls* and *The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture*)

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.

(Goldie Hawn)

'Brainstorm is a must read book for every parent if they want to avoid emotional turbulence in their own lives as their children go through adolescence. It’s lifesaving for the whole family.'

(Deepak Chopra, MD)

This book is filled with validation, vision, and clarity to help us navigate the seas of an often overwhelming time in life ― the teenage years. This book is chock-full of cutting-edge knowledge as well as a deep compassion for teenagers, the adults they will become, and the teenagers in all of us.

(Alanis Morissette)

‘Warm-hearted, respectful, and comprehensive … I have not seen anything to match it as a resource for thinking parents of teens.’

(Steve Biddulph)

'For many parents, understanding the teenage years is a little like trying to pick up mercury with a fork. In Brainstorm, the great Dan Siegel takes the mystery out of the train crash that is adolescence. This is essential reading for every parent and every worker with young people in health, education and welfare.'

(Dr Michael Carr-Gregg)

'An enlightening but straightforward read for parents of teens, or teens themselves.'

(The Weekend West)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1778 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 158542935X
  • Publisher: Scribe; New edition edition (3 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I891TVY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
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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 quite what I expected. Because of that I'm going to keep the value judgments to a minimum and instead 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. I just make with the descriptions.

What I expected out of this book was something rather harder and more rooted in science. The book 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 parenthood.

Even more usefully, the doctor doesn't just 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 unique 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 more dense and scientific.
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"Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain" written by known medical expert Daniel J. Siegel is a serious story about a period of life that sometimes is not considered with due seriousness - the adolescence.

Although the memories of our adolescent years are often filled with all kinds of interesting and picturesque events when it comes to others, even our kids, one sentence can be often heard that a person should not be taken especially seriously because she/he is an adolescent.
And due to that, right at the beginning of the book the author emphasizes that adolescence is not just teenage period although often a sign of equality is put between them, the adolescence is period between the age of twelve and goes even far as the age of twenty-four what is in many cultures already considered as adulthood, but is not entirely so.

Using this book will primarily benefit parents because it will allow them to improve their skills supporting their children going through the challenging time. But the book also can be read by the adolescents and teenagers themselves, that know best how difficult is period of life they're just going through, to help them pass that journey somewhat easier and painlessly.

Siegel bravely tackled the many myths that are commonly associated with this period of life, which are sometimes interpreted almost as scientific facts, such as explanation the reason for teenagers to lose their minds being raging hormones when in fact it's not about hormones that determine what happens, but the brain that goes through major changes during that period of life.
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As an educator and a TeenYoga expert, I found this book tremendously helpful.

We use it as our course book on our TeenYoga training for yoga teachers to work with teens as it is so comprehensive. We work through the ideas of how the brain works in an adolescent and also look forward to implementing some of the mindfulness practises. Dr Siegel has always been an inspiration to me, his TED talks on you tube are equally inspiring and helpful.

I bought this book as an audio book and found myself listening to each disc up to four times in the car, to really get the gist of what he was saying, the acronyms can sometimes be difficult to remember and I am not so sure as to how helpful they are. However, his positive take on adolescence is a breath of fresh air and really encouraging to most people who work with this age group.

As a parent to two teen boys, I also found it really useful and insightful in gaining compassion for ther dramatic outbursts and need for thrills.

The deep understanding of the workings of dopamine in the brain and the move away from the traditional view of testosterone driven animals is also respectful and honouring of these young people.

It is a real vision for the future of respect, integration and coherence in families and with regard to adolescents in particular.
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Dr. Daniel Seigel provides an up to date account of the developing brain in the teen years, Its purpose and how adults can use this understanding to help teenagers to make it more powerful. The neuroscience concepts are clearly explained with beautiful line drawings and narrative of the key concepts such as the brain, the mind and mindsight.

Dr. Seigel defines a new approach to wellbeing for teens [and adults as well for that matter] that is based on three principles;
Wellbeing is a skill that can be learned & cultivated, that when we develop this skill we change the physical structure [neurobiology & plasticity] of the brain to create more healing pathways, that welll-being emerges when we create connections in our lives.

Each chapter in the book develops these themes with practical examples, tools and tips to help navigate the teen years. The understanding from this book is appropriate for adults who are seeking to improve their own well-being & equanimity. This is a very special book that integrates the brain science with ancient wisdom of meditation, mindfulness and compassion.
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