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- Parenting From the Inside Out by Dan Seigel. This book guides parents of all ages to look inward and to create a coherent narrative of their life's experiences so that they can improve the odds that they can develop a secure attachment with their child/children.
- The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. This relatively short book is exceptionally accessible with lessons from Siegel and Bryson's research in interpersonal neurobiology accentuated with cartoons that illustrate the 12 title strategies. It's designed for parents of pre-adolescent children.
- No Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Siegel and Bryson. This contribution in many ways combines the concepts from Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole-Brain Child. It highlights the interplay between parent-and-child responses, reframes discipline as a guide toward development rather than simply a behavior-change tool, and promotes compassion in the discipline process.
- Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Siegel. By now, you're probably noticing a trend. This could be considered the sequel to Whole-Brain Child. Written in a manner accessible to adolescents, this book provides information about the neurological changes occurring for those between the ages of 12 and 25. That's right, adolescence does not neurologically end until the mid-20s! Topics related to the fact that there is more going on than just hormonal changes, key developmental tasks for the adolescent, and attachment implications are covered. Subsections related to practical strategies based in mindfulness training are included to help adolescents accomplish these important developmental tasks in ways that promote their health, developmentally and relationally.