Brain Storm


A Book review of @DrDanSiegel by @WilsonPractice Matthew Mitchell & @SportsShrink “DrSteve”

@DrDanSiegel, M.D. and author discusses how brain development effects conduct and relationships in teens in his most recent book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.

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Dr. Siegel explains the adolescent brain in an accessible manner with the goal of teaching parents and teens how their brains work and techniques that can be used to optimize living during what can be stormy periods of development.


Here’s The Breakdown

Part One

Looks at the core of adolescence and how to optimize living through understanding

Part Two

Covers brain growth and how to maximize potential during the teenage years

Part Three

Discusses the role of relationships in identity development and how to increase relational skills

Part Four

Addresses adolescent change and challenge being managed through presence and receptivity

Instructional tools are given throughout to increase brain power and improve relationship skills. The techniques presented in Brainstorm are beneficial for anyone working with or raising teens or anyone fascinated by brain development but avoid neuroscience texts during leisure reading.

Dr. Siegel discusses his approach to writing Brainstorm in the YouTube chat below.

Here is what others are saying about Brainstorm (from book jacket, back cover):

Eye-opening and inspiring… 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

“Brainstorm is a must-read for all parents who want to avoid emotional turbulence in their own lives as their children go through adolescence. It’s lifesaving for the whole family.”
Deepak Chopra, M.D.

“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. It 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, Grammy Award – winning singer and songwriter

Check out @DrDanSiegel book via @amazon