Audie Award Nominee, Personal Development, 2013
Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No - it’s just their developing brain calling the shots!
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.
The “upstairs brain”, which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And, especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seem - and feel - so out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth. Raise calmer, happier children using twelve key strategies, including:
Complete with clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.
©2012 Daniel J Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This book contains insights into the biology guiding the stages of a child's maturing brain, specific techniques and truly helpful examples that have been powerful resources for me as a parent with two daughters
This is essential reading for parents that's perfectly blends a layman's explanation of today's brain research and techniques to communicate to you child. As a counselor I always recommend this book especially for single parents whose frustration levels are like none other.
As the mother of two small children, I am so grateful to have come across this book when I did. It has immensely improved my general level of patience, and understanding of how best to deal with the day-to-day challenges parenthood brings. Thank you!
This was recommended by our counselor and I loved it - a science-based, compassionate approach to parenting. I appreciated the mix of a male and female voice throughout the text.
Passionate mother and social worker who loves to read and soak in knowledge.
Yes! I love the different voices used to read and the relevant concepts to parenting. Super helpful examples and techniques to manage behavior.
The storytelling voices kept me engaged and interested.
The discussion about the hub and wheel to visually illustrate the the concept of mindsight really stuck in my mind.
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