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Brain-Savvy Parenting

Dan Siegel on how to foster a child’s brain integration


Most parents don’t look to neuroscience for guidance in raising their kids. But in his acclaimed new book, The Whole-Brain Child, Dan Siegel offers a range of brain-based ways of nurturing children’s development.

In a recent conversation with the Networker, Dan shared a range of practical skills arising from the latest neuroscience research that can be invaluable in raising happy, resilient kids.

In this brief video clip, Dan explains how to turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate a child’s brain and foster growth.

Take a few minutes to listen. You’ll find plenty that you can apply directly in your own work with families. Let us know what you think. NOTE: There may be a slight echo when Dan speaks. Don’t let that keep you from listening. It’s great information.

Dan Siegel is just one of the six innovators included in our popular video webcast series, Parenting Skills: All You Need to Help Families Today. It offers a insider’s look at the most relevant parenting insights that experts like Patricia Papernow, Ron Taffel, Martha Straus, Stan Davis and Ben Furman have to offer that can expand your own clinical repertoire with some of the most challenging issues you’ll work with. To learn more about this popular webcast, click here.

Want to learn more? Here’s a free popular article by Mary Sykes Wylie, “Dan Siegel Offers Therapists a New Vision of the Brain.”

Explore More in our FREE Popular Topic Library. Click here to find lots of free articles on Adolescents, Children, and Couples.

Need CEs? Audio Courses from Dan Siegel include The Clinical Applications of Interspersonal Neurobiology, and Psychotherapy Inside and Out: The Brain of the Mindful Therapist.

About Dan Siegel: Dan is clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he’s coinvestigator at the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. His books include Mindsight, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, and most recently, The Whole-Brain Child.

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