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


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The ninety minute presentation by Dan Siegel, MD, above on Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain is courtesy of the Family Action Network, FAN.

About Brainstorm: The Power and the 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.

Brainstorm hit #4 on the New York Times Bestseller list in January 2014.

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More on Teenagers

Leaving Home: The Psychology of Teens, a video series by John Breeding, PhD

 Other Books by Dan Siegel, MD


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