‘Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain’ written by known medical expert Daniel J. Siegel is a serious story about a period of life that sometimes is not considered with due seriousness - the adolescence.
Although the memories of our adolescent years are often filled with all kinds of interesting and picturesque events when it comes to others, even our kids, one sentence can be often heard that a person should not be taken especially seriously because she/he is an adolescent. And due to that, right at the beginning of the book the author emphasizes that adolescence is not just teenage period although often a sign of equality is put between them, the adolescence is period between the age of twelve and goes even far as the age of twenty-four what is in many cultures already considered as adulthood, but is not entirely so.
Using this book will primarily benefit parents because it will allow them to improve their skills supporting their children going through the challenging time. But the book also can be read by the adolescents and teenagers themselves, that know best how difficult is period of life they're just going through, to help them pass that journey somewhat easier and painlessly.
Siegel bravely tackled the many myths that are commonly associated with this period of life, which are sometimes interpreted almost as scientific facts, such as explanation the reason for teenagers to lose their minds being raging hormones when in fact it's not about hormones that determine what happens, but the brain that goes through major changes during that period of life.
On his book, the author managed to identify many changes that are happening through this troubled period for young brain, showing what specifically causing such changes in terms of behavior. Precisely in this way for parents will be easier to understand their children, they will not see own children overnight becoming different, and no longer recognizable, but instead they'll be able to talk about the causes of changes in their behavior and thinking, give them support and help them together getting through this period.
For these reasons Daniel J. Siegel's book, though just published, is destined to become recommended reading for every parent who wants to help her/his child to grow into a happy person satisfied with her/himself - and better recommendation for this book it's difficult to give.
Dan SIegel betrachtet den Teenager aus verschiedenen Persektiven sowohl neurobiologisch aber auch sozioökologisch und bindet seine intrapersonalen Bedürfnisse an die interpersonalen Gegebenheiten, fordert also auch die das Umfeld heraus, den Teenagern adäquat zu begegnen. Er schafft damit wertvolle Brücken und damit eine win-win Situation.