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Helping Our Teens (And Ourselves) Thrive

My latest piece is a book review of Brainstorm:  The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.  I met the author Dr. Dan Siegel a few weeks back and have been putting his “inside-out” tips for helping teens thrive into practice in our home.9EB27756516D4AD79676F012B039BFC1.ashx

Dr. Siegel is an expert in the correlation between mindfulness practices and benefits for the developing brain. He scientifically proves the importance of activities like sleep, physical activity, focus, meditation and other “time-in” practices, downtime, and time for play and connection with others.

Best of all, it turns out that what’s good for teens is also good for us adults.

You can read my full article on BeliefNet here.

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