The book was well narrated but told me nothing new or "mind blowing". Basic behavior modification with brain development rolled in. Not bad information but nothing really useful.
3 Men & Me
Stages of development are related to actual cases to demonstrate what is happening in the brain as well as strategies for each stage.
I love anything by Dan Siegel. Check out Mindsight and Mindfullness and the Brain. Such mind blowing information and the guided meditations that comes with Mindfullness and the Brain are super useful.
It has lots of practical advice and relatable stories.
I can listen to the book with my son on the commute to work.
The idea of connecting first and then redirecting the behavior.
I really enjoyed the authors' reading of this book. The information and helpful examples of how you can help your child bridge his downstairs and upstairs brain were superb.
A commuter with a carniverous apetite for audiobooks of all stripes and colors.
I hated this book. It is not that it does not offer good parenting suggestions, in fact it does offer reasonable suggestions. It just over-simplified the topic. The authors said BRAIN so many times I couldn't take it anymore.
If the human brain is a completely foreign concept to you, and you like hearing the word brain every 10 words to keep you on topic, then maybe this book is for you.
If you are familiar with the basic concepts of the human brain, where it is located for example, then this book may be too simplistic for you. Perhaps the authors could write a less dumbed down version where they refer to the human brain with a pronoun every once in a while, then personally I think the book would be a lot less irritating. If they did that I would love to continue to listen to their solid parenting advice.
This book is practical and based on state of the art brain science. An excellent read for parents of children of all ages.
yes, it may help them. I can't get mine to come out of the lizard brain..
give me a quick fix!
yes, some things helped a little.