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How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.

Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Reprint edition (April 26, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585422959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585422951
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

Very helpful

102 people found this helpful.
 on October 16, 2014
By Dani
This book has been extremely helpful for me. I did not read the whole thing because it got a bit too slow about halfway through, but the first half is worth 5 stars. There are a lot of things that happened in my childhood that I would brush off as irrelevant to my life now, but when I really examine them and come to terms with the good & the bad that is when I know I can grow past them and be the parent that I want to be.

Great explanations

3 people found this helpful.
 on June 11, 2016
By Steven D. Lovell
This book contained great explanations for why we fall into particular patterns and I did enjoy having the references to be able to dive in and study more, but I wanted more “how to” than “why” or “what” answers.

2 Fer

13 people found this helpful.
 on July 13, 2014
By WUengagemen
In the quest for being a better parent, get to heal yourself. Great, practical and science/evidence based advice from the leading interpersonal neurobiologist in the field combined with the practical experience and applications of a primary school educator. Top notch help and applicable lessons right from the start.

Maybe the most important parenting book ever written!

34 people found this helpful.
 on July 13, 2014
By Amazon Customer
This book will help you be a better parent at any point in your life. It demystifis what is happening for you the parent when you and your child find your selves embroiled in a power struggle that seems disproportionate to the events at hand. It explains what is going on for you and what is likely happening for your child. Part of it is written for the lay person and part for those interested in the neurobiology of what is occurring. Reading either or both parts should lead you to a personal “aha” moment. It’s great as a parenting guide and is informative regarding your own childhood especially if you feel there were unresolved issues between you and your own parents.

Dan Siegel is brilliant!!

 on July 7, 2017
By BeeSunshine
What a wonderful read. Learn about brain development and effective parenting. Reflect on your own childhood, family systems and childhood conditioning. Work through your childhood so you can be conciously aware.

1st Parenting Book That Makes Sense!

2 people found this helpful.
 on September 3, 2016
By myronpierce
The authors of this book layout practical insights that are both beneficial and necessary in parenting and raising healthy kids!

Great compliment to The Whole Brain Child

 on March 25, 2017
By Amazon Addict / Mom of 1
Another winner from Daniel Siegel. It really helps give insight to your parenting style.


 on September 3, 2017
By Onyxlover
BEST BOOK EVER. Read it for my Sex Therapy Class, which might not seem like it’s relevant but it is – talks about how our own experiences influence all of our relationships and how we inadventently pass our history onto others. Every human, not just parents, should read this.

Great resource!

 on March 14, 2014
By A. C.
This is a great book for whoever would like to be a better parent/caregiver and whoever would like to understand yourself more!

Great book for counselors and parents alike

2 people found this helpful.
 on November 18, 2015
By K Perry
Great book for counselors and parents alike. It’s a little bit more tough to read than Siegel’s “The Whole Brain Child.” Overall, an excellent resource.