Brainstorm: The Truth About Why Teens Act in the Ways They Do

January 21, 2016
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Brainstorm: The Truth About Why Teens Act in the Ways They Do with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D

Aired Thursday, 21 January 2016, 7:00 PM ET

For parents, a child’s adolescent years can be intimidating, confusing and anxiety-ridden. The behavioral changes that take place during this period can strain even the strongest parent/child relationships, leaving both sides frustrated and begging a fundamental question – why do teens act this way?

This week, renowned neuro psychiatrist and bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child, DANIEL J. SIEGEL, M.D., joins Sandie to discuss his newest book BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Tarcher/Penguin paperback), which reveals how parents can crack this code and transform one of life’s most challenging periods into one of its most rewarding Topics discusses will include:

* Popular myths about teenage behavior
* How brain development affects teenage behavior and relationships
* Why teens are driven to seek out novelty and take more risks
* How the brain undergoes rapid changes, even throughout one’s early 20s (i.e., your rebellious “teen” years don’t end when you hit 20)
* How adolescence is truly a “Golden Age” of innovation and creativity

If you’ve ever been frustrated, exasperated and mystified by an adolescent’s behavior, find guide to transforming one of life’s most challenging periods into one of its most rewarding, BRAINSTORM is essential reading for everyone who wants to better understand the teens in their lives.

About the Guest Daniel J. Siegel, M.D

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 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. WWW.DRDANSIEGEL.COM

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