An updated edition—with a new preface—of the bestselling parenting classic by the author of "BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain"
In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences shape the way we parent. Drawing on stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.
Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's decades of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, this book guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.
About the Author
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he is the author of BRAINSTORM:The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain; he is the coauthor of two classic parenting books: Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.) and The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson). Also the author of Mindsight and the internationally acclaimed professional texts The Mindful Brain and The Developing Mind. Dr. Siegel keynotes conferences and presents workshops throughout the world. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Mary Hartzell, M. Ed., is a child-development specialist and parent educator. She is the director of the renowned First Presbyterian Preschool of Santa Monica, California.
“Parenting from the Inside Out is a must-have for any parent. I gave a friend of mine a copy, and she said, “This book is changing my life. I like my kids again.”
“As a parent of seven children, this book has a permanent spot on my night table.”
—Kate Capshaw Spielberg
“Every parent should read Parenting from the Inside Out.”
—Betty Edwards, author of DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
“Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell have quite deftly managed to translate highly complex neuroscientific and psychological matters into lay strategies for effective parenting.”
—Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D., former president, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
"Parenting from the Inside Out is an extraordinary tool for parenting."
—Jessie Nelson (director/screenwriter: Corrina Corrina, Enchanted 2, Stepmom, I Am Sam)
"Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzwell have quite deftly managed to translate highly complex neuroscientific and psychologolcal matters into lay strategies for effective parenting."
—Marilyn B. Benit, M.D, former president American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry