Parenting from the Inside Out

Parenting from the Inside Out

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by Daniel Siegel, Mary Hartzell
     
 

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How many parents have found themselves thinking: "I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me. . . . Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents?" In Parenting from the Inside Out child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood educator Mary Hartzell, M. Ed., explore the extent to which

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How many parents have found themselves thinking: "I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me. . . . Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents?" In Parenting from the Inside Out child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood educator Mary Hartzell, M. Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way that we parent. Drawing upon 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 that will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

In this book, Siegel and Hartzell present a unique perspective on the "art and science" of building nurturing relationships with our children. Born out of a series of workshops for parents that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for a loving and secure relationship with their children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585422098
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/31/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at the University of California, Los Angeles. The author of The Developing Mind, a pioneering book on neurobiology and attachment, he is currently an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Mary Hartzell, M. Ed., is a child-development specialist and parent educator. She has taught children, parents, and teachers for more than thirty years and is the director of the renowned First Presbyterian Preschool of Santa Monica, California.

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Parenting from the Inside-out 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This review is premature - I am still reading the book. BUT, I can tell you already that it is going to be one of the most helpful, biggest eye-opening, hardest-to-take books on parenting I've read. Unlike many of the books on the shelves, this book delves into the reasons we parent the way we do, challenges us to face those reasons, dares us to address them, and then applauds us as we move beyond our past and parent bravely into our future. It is not too Freudian in its approach (as much as you'd like to blame it all on your Mother), but reveals how our history becomes our future IF we don't break that cycle. It is a bit of a dry read. Don't make the mistake of reading it in bed at night - it has cured my insomnia. It goes much better with a cup of coffee in the morning. I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to "graduate" from this book a better parent, and a better me! You will be glad you read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a MSW student and had to read this for a course. I am a mother of two amazing children yet find myself feeling short or reacting in ways to them that later I wonder why I responded the way that I did. This book helped me to realize the Why. After reading it and having a better understanding of myself, I am more able to apply my past and childhood to those reactions and have a conscious awareness of my own actions and emotions. It helped turn my implicit memories into explicit (autobiographical) memories that I can work on as an adult, and as a parent. Those types of memory are explained in the book. In order to read this book and be receptive to its message it should be approached by the reader with the state of mind that allows pain, happiness, and hard truths about our own parents to surface and be dealt with in a non-judgmental way. (Our parents had their own childhood, too). If the reader is able to do this then the book will be a very useful tool. If the reader isn't able to do this and has unresolved issues stemming from childhood, having a support system or therapist might be beneficial.
Natalia Kataeva More than 1 year ago
useful
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