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Brainstorm: The Teenage Brain from the Inside Out Brainstorm: The Teenage Brain from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel
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“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“In the brain, naming an emotion can help calm it. Here is where finding words to label an internal experience becomes really helpful. We can call this “Name it to tame it.” And sometimes these low-road states can go beyond being unpleasant and confusing—they can even make life feel terrifying. If that is going on, talk about it. Sharing your experience with others can often make even terrifying moments understood and not traumatizing. Your inner sea and your interpersonal relationships will all benefit from naming what is going on and bringing more integration into your life.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“Adolescents who are absorbing negative messages about who they are and what is expected of them may sink to that level instead of realizing their true potential. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“...the changes during adolescence are not something to just get through; they are qualities we actually need to hold on to in order to live a full and meaningful life in adulthood.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Teenage Brain from the Inside Out
“Honoring the important and necessary changes in the adolescent mind and brain rather than disrespecting them is crucial for both teens and their parents. When we embrace these needed changes, when we offer teens the support and guidance they need instead of just throwing up our hands and thinking we’re dealing with an “immature brain that simply needs to grow up,” or “raging hormones in need of taming,” we enable adolescents to develop vital new capacities that they can use to lead happier and healthier lives.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“Adolescence is not a period of being “crazy” or “immature.” It is an essential time of emotional intensity, social engagement, and creativity.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“But science and experience reveal that with self-reflection and understanding, non-ideal patterns we’ve adopted from our own pasts can be transformed. Be patient with yourself and with your family members. With kindness and understanding, to yourself and to others, change can be nurtured and good things can emerge.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“An important take-home message is that it is vital to keep the lines of connection and communication open and to remember that we all—adolescents and adults—need to be members of a connected community.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“The healthy move to adulthood is toward interdependence, not complete “do-it-yourself” isolation.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“The essence of the adolescent brain changes that are the essence of healthy ways of living throughout the life span spell the word essence itself: ES: Emotional Spark—honoring these important internal sensations that are more intense during adolescence but serve to create meaning and vitality throughout our lives. SE: Social Engagement—the important connections we have with others that support our journeys through life with meaningful, mutually rewarding relationships. N: Novelty—how we seek out and create new experiences that engage us fully, stimulating our senses, emotions, thinking, and bodies in new and challenging ways. CE: Creative Explorations—the conceptual thinking, abstract reasoning, and expanded consciousness that create a gateway to seeing the world through new lenses.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“With a lack of jobs and a great deal of uncertainty about participating in contemporary society, however, the adolescent period may in many ways be even further prolonged. Because modern cultural practices do not offer transitional relationships with non-parental adults to help acknowledge and facilitate the adolescent period, we have some major challenges as adolescents in our modern times.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: the power and purpose of the teenage brain
“This is the PART we play in helpful communication. PART means that we are present, attune, resonate, and create trust.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“What this means is reflecting on your relationships in the past in your own family life and asking yourself how those experiences influenced your development.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
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Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: the power and purpose of the teenage brain
“the adolescent period of life is in reality the one with the most power for courage and creativity. Life is on fire when we hit our teens. And these changes are not something to avoid or just get through, but to encourage. Brainstorm was born from the need to focus on the positive essence of this period of life for adolescents and for adults.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“the “work” of adolescence—the testing of boundaries, the passion to explore what is unknown and exciting—can set the stage for the development of core character traits that will enable adolescents to go on to lead great lives of adventure and purpose.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
“Yet when adults lose the four distinguishing features of adolescence, when they stop cultivating the power of novelty seeking, social engagement, emotional intensity, and creative exploration, life can become boring, isolating, dull, and routinized.”
Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
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Daniel J. Siegel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
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