Even if you are not a parent, this is helpful information because it helps you reflect on your experiences growing up, how it impacts your current lived experience and how you engage in your current relationships.
Dan Seigel and Tine Payne Bryson’s new book The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired is out and I can’t wait to read it.
Want to know why?
ONE: I love and trust Dan Seigel’s work.
TWO: I listened to this talk he gave recently as he is out promoting this new book and it is one of the best talks I have heard. You know how Brene Brown is such a charming storyteller and manages to get across sensitive and valuable psychological information across so easily? Dan Seigel is her male counterpart.
He gets across complex and super important information across in a relatable way that will stay with you for years. Plus, you are somehow entertained?
If you spend any time listening to podcasts or youtube videos while you do other things like drive or clean or any other mundane task, put this on your list of things to listen to this week. You will not be disappointed.
THREE: It’s incredibly hopeful.
Parenting and our past is so personal and sensitive. Everyone is doing their best. Chances are, you are doing some of things that Dan Seigel is talking about. And, he tells you why it works and is good for your kids.
You might also learn ways to level up or reinforce your efforts. You might learn a thing or two about yourself that could be transformational.
Not familiar with his work? Don’t worry. He gives you context and references other things he’s written in case you want to know more about something he mentions.