Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. is one of the most hopeful books on adolescence. Siegel explores life between the ages of 12 and 24 and offers "Mindset Tools" along the way. I love the way he explains the essence of the adolescent brain —
"ES: Emotional Spark
SE: Social Engagement
CE: Creative Exploration
This is the essence of living well during adolescence and during the adult years. . . Adol-ESSENCE. Or: Adolescence is Adult-ESSENCE."
Friday, December 25, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Meet Mitchel Adler, Psy.D.
Here is an interview I did with him. The article was published in the 2015-16 winter issue of Montessori Life magazine. He will be a keynote speaker at the 2016 American Montessori Society Annual Conference in Chicago this March.
Friday, December 11, 2015
During this holiday time . . . here is a video to watch. With over 40M views, I think you will appreciate its message.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Does this sound familiar to you?
“Children are much more likely than not to grow up in a household in which their parents work, and in nearly half of all two-parent families today, both parents work full time, a sharp increase from previous decades.
What hasn’t changed: the difficulty of balancing it all. Working parents say they feel stressed, tired, rushed and short on quality time with their children, friends, partners or hobbies, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.”
Learn more by reading the November 4, 2015 NYTimes article by Claire Cain Miller “Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family”
And — if you have the time : ) — read Jenifer Senior’s good book All Joy and No Fun.