Writings of Dr. Dan Siegel
Parents need to understand themselves in order to be good parents, says Dr. Dan Siegel. Over the past twenty years Dr. Siegel has worked on developing a definition of the mind to help parents make sense of their lives so that they can help their children develop fully. His framework, called Interpersonal Neurobiology, combines various scientific disciplines. In his book The Whole Brain Child, he describes how parents can bring integration into their interactions with their children. In this way they can help their children develop integrated (well-organized) brains.
In an earlier book, Parenting From the Inside Out, Dr. Siegel provides a step-by-step process for parents to learn how to make sense of their lives.