Parenting From the Inside Out

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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 expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal ...

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Overview

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 expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way 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, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

Born out of a series of parents' workshops 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 loving and secure relationships with their children.

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"Mary Hartzell has helped me immeasurably in my quest to be the best possible parent I can be (I often fail). Her research and hands-on practice both as a teacher, and as the director of First Presbyterian Nursery School in Santa Monica, have enabled her to write and create some of the most invaluable resources for parents. Her book, Parenting from the Inside Out, is a must-have for any parent...I gave a friend of mine a copy of Parenting... and she said, "This book is changing my life. I like my kids again."
-Gweneth Paltrow, Goop.com
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"Mary Hartzell has helped me immeasurably in my quest to be the best possible parent I can be (I often fail). Her research and hands-on practice both as a teacher, and as the director of First Presbyterian Nursery School in Santa Monica, have enabled her to write and create some of the most invaluable resources for parents. Her book, Parenting from the Inside Out, is a must-have for any parent...I gave a friend of mine a copy of Parenting... and she said, "This book is changing my life. I like my kids again."
-Gweneth Paltrow, Goop.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585422951
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/22/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 91,932
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    You have to be ready to face up to this

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    loved

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Eye-opening.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 15, 2013

    Hey claire

    Oh..... cool.

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    Hey kera

    Playing barbies with sister

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