Most parents are all too familiar with the phrase “flipping your lid”... you know the feeling; that blood boiling, steam-coming-out-of-your-ears sensation right before you completely lose your cool. But guess what? You’re not alone! We all experience this, and believe it or not, the concept is rooted in interpersonal neurobiology. Today’s video gives you a quick explanation (that you can also share with your kids, yay!) on what’s actually happening in the brain right before you ‘flip your lid.’
Dr. Dan SiegelWe've written about the groundbreaking work of Dan Siegel before, and want to highlight this opportunity for parents to attend a public lecture by the renowned speaker. This Friday, Dr. Siegel will speak on "The Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Brain."
The talk will cover material recently explored in Dr. Siegel's book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. We have integrated many concepts from Dr. Siegel's work in our group and family therapy, and often receive glowing feedback from parents on how the concepts he's explored have helped them reduce conflict with their tween or teen, understand their inner world better, and feel more connected to each other, as well as better able to regulate their emotions when confronted with a parenting challenge.
You'll learn about whole brain integration (getting the left & right brains to work together, along with the "upstairs" prefrontal cortex to work in concert with the "downstairs" limbic system for emotion regulation). You'll also learn about the ways in which the teenage brain are uniquely suited to help your teen develop empathy, insight and a sense of purpose, as well as how to harness the adolescent brain's novelty-seeking and risk-taking to encourage healthy and adaptive growth.
We encourage all who are able to consider attending. We'll be there, eager to soak up more innovations from one of the leading experts on the teenage brain!
The adolescent mind can leave even the smartest of parents confused and bewildered. Dr. Dan Siegel has taught us that having an understanding of the tween/teen brain can empower parents, caregivers and educators to effectively help and guide this population. Fortunately, learning about the tween brain doesn't have to be as daunting and scary as it seems! In fact, Dr. Siegel has just released a new book on the subject. We highly encourage parents (and any other person or professional who works closely with teens) to start reading it today!
If you are craving more of this fascinating material, then also register for Austin IN Connection's public lecture by Dr. Dan Siegel himself! Earlybird registration opened today, so take advantage of the offer! Austin IN Connection brought Dr. Siegel to Austin last year, giving us the opportunity to hear him speak about his other book, The Whole Brain Child. From that point forward we've taught our middle school and high school groups, as well as parents, about the growing child's mind. We are excited that Dr. Siegel has written another book specifically focused at adolescents (ages 12-24 years). Time to get to reading!