"Raising Mentally Fit Kids"
with Dr. Daniel Amen
Season 8, Episode 9

Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Daniel Amen, is one of the most visible and influential experts in brain and mental health in the world. For over 45 years he has been on a compelling mission to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health and he has dedicated his career to providing the education, the products, and the services to accomplish this goal. Dr. Amen is the founder of Amen Clinics which has multiple locations across the United States, and which has the world’s largest database of brain scans for psychiatry. More than 225,000 SPECT scans on patients from 155 countries. He is also the founder of Brain, MD, a fast growing, science-based nutraceutical company, and Amen University, which has trained thousands of medical and mental health professionals on the methods he has developed. In 2020, Dr. Amen launched his digital series, “Scan my Brain”, featuring high profile actors, musical artists, athletes, entrepreneurs and influencers that airs on YouTube and Instagram. He has also produced 17 national public television shows about the brain and his online videos on brain and mental health have been viewed over 300 million times. Dr. Amen is also a 12 time New York Times Best-selling Author, including for his books, Change your Brain, Change your Life, The End of Mental Illness and Healing ADD. His highly anticipated new book, co-authored with Dr. Charles Fay, is just for parents. It is called Raising Mentally Strong Kids. This book is the topic of our conversation today!

In this Episode you will learn about:

  • The BRIGHT MINDS factors that help our kids have healthy brains
  • ANTs – Automatic Negative Thoughts – and how to deal with them
  • Strategies to reduce head trauma in kids
  • “Think Dirty, Shop Clean” App
  • How to counteract “negativity bias”
  • The 4 circles of mental strength
  • How to set and achieve goals for your parenting
  • How to teach your kids to set their own goals
  • The 20-Minute Rule for creating strong, lasting bonds with your kids
  • The messages we must consistently send to our kids to bond with them
  • How to help our kids avoid tech misuse and addiction

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