The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain with Dr. Daniel Siegel

Dr. Daniel Siegel discusses his New York Times bestseller Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.

March 11, 2014, 7-8:30 pm
The Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important, and oftentimes maddening, ways. It’s no wonder that many parents approach their child’s adolescence with fear and trepidation.

According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel, however, if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another.

Dr. Siegel offers a roadmap for this type of connection in his new book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain—a New York Times bestseller. At this free GGSC event, Dr. Siegel will discuss how brain development impacts teenagers’ behavior and relationships, and will help parents understand how the teenage brain functions.

The event is free but registration is required. Seats are limited, so register soon.

If you’re looking for more on mindfulness and the teenage brain, you might want to read “W.A.I.T a Minute” from Mindful‘s December issue. Tristan Gorrindo, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about getting teenagers to pause before using social media and what’s happening to the brain at that point in their development.

You can also read Mindful‘s Q & A with Gorrindo.


This event originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, one of Mindful‘s partners. To view the original event post, click here.

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