• Brainstorm

  • The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
  • By: Daniel j. Siegel MD
  • Narrated by: Daniel J Siegel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important and often 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 affects teenagers’ behaviour 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.

©2013 Mind Your Brain Inc. Healthy Mind Platter © David Rock and Daniel J. Siegel, MD, 2011 (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Great mindsight approach to teenage raising,but...

I am already familiar with Dr. Siegel's methodologies and tools, and I've enjoyed and benefited from them as I learnt from his previous books. It is for this reason that though I appreciate how in this book he applies them to specific situations in teenage upbringing, I found a bit tedious having to read about the tools and methods in detail for yet another volume. There certainly are very teenage-specific and helpful cases and recommendations, but these make up less than half the content of the book.

For newcomers to Dr. Siegel's book, all the information on Mindsight theory and techniques should be of great value, but for readers already familiar with them, there's a lot to skip, or at best to just revisit, and little new, teenage-specific, although I found this bits very insightful and valuable.

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Good listen

Book is very rich with exact scientific information which can give you great insight on brain development. If you are a parent or a teacher this is just a must to cover!

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  • 04-24-20

An absolute must for all!

The holy grail of understanding me as a teen and understanding my teenage daughter. I keep coming back to this book it's really helping me through parenting a teen. My daughter won't read it though, so maybe a teen friendly version would be good as she would get so much from it .

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  • Katharine Cameron-Clarke
  • 04-28-19

Interesting 'bridge' reading for Parent & Teen...

Shared with 13 year old daughter and opened lots of discussions - very insightful experience.

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  • 12-14-21

Useful and practical

if one can incorporate the advice in their daily routine gradually then the mindsite practice is really helpful.

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  • samhabib
  • 06-11-19

Essential listening

What a wonderful book. I think it should be essential reading for parents, prospective parents or anyone interested in the betterment of life and our world.

Daniel's reading was lovely and soothing with an, almost, 'John Boy Walton' feel to it.

It took me a while to get through the book and, whilst listening to it over a series of months the chapter markings were updated (correctly) making it much easier to, finally, digest.

Excellent.

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  • Karen Impey
  • 08-19-22

Insightful and helpful

I read this book to try to better understand the adolescent stage and how to support my children as they approach it. It lives up to expectations! I feel more secure and informed, and I’m now looking forward to seeing how my children will meet the challenges. Fingers crossed they develop into mindful and generous people. I will encourage them to have inner resilience, take on new experiences and know I’m always here to support them.

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  • Miss Pitstop 2
  • 05-17-22

So great .

A must to help navigate your teenage child’s world No your engagement in it . I have already downloaded his other books to get more of the essence of his wonderful knowledge and advise .this book calmed my mind and made sense of what I was experiencing wit( my teenager. A must for every parent . Read the whole series and prepare for every stage . The most wonderful thing is that you learn so much about yourself and therefore are in a better place to help your child and family cope with the changes happening in this busy and blink and you will miss it life .

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  • Sigrin
  • 03-26-22

Yawn

Like this genre for learning, but the author just made this very dull listen. i barely managed a couple of chapters.

Admittedly I do not like american narrators, so it was a double whammy of ear bleed.

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  • Nicola
  • 11-17-21

slow but grew on me at 2nd reading

Very slow reading, listened on 1.35 speed . Informative about supportive relationships though self awareness and social integration

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  • Learn
  • 09-26-21

Excellent book for all

Very nice book. Narration is amazing and smooth. Content is very systematic and informative. I bought the book as well and reading it.

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  • Miss Lucy C Perkins
  • 09-30-19

Brainstorm

Informative and empowering. Helps provide an empathetic and factual understanding of teenagers and their brains. Love the concept of MWE. Thank you.

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  • Michael H
  • 05-12-19

A powerful book for parents and teenagers

The book will teach both parents and teenagers where difficult emotions come from and it offers a number of excellent ways to manage them, it may not just been teenagers who have difficult emotions!

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