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.
With the information here I have now learned mindsight and how to not trigger unwanted behavior. Discipline is not punishment but a way to teach. I recommend this to everyone, wether you have children in your life or not. It may help you be more compassionate towards others.
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I've read Mindsight 6 months ago. And I thought this one would be an interesting pick. I got disappointed. Too much psychology and too little brain science. Repetitive and slow. I had to put at 1 and 1/2 speed to enjoy the listening. There better books out there.
I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Hyperion, Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Born a crime
I started using the ideas and information provided in this book already and I see a big difference. It is a big information dump but I'm trying to pick and choose for my child. Some of the acronyms actually stuck with me and I use it everyday. The book covers tantrums and power struggles from infants to high schoolers.
The last chapter had a nice matrix which would be useful to keep around as a reminder.
Very well written. Excellent narrators. A must read for all parents. This book not only helped me help in my goal of thriving children, but also myself as a parent and person
This book is fantastic! What I love is how practical and simple they make all the steps. I will be reading this over and over, and I'm thinking about ordering a hard copy for reference. Love it. Thank you to the authors!
I really found this book one that I am referring to friends with kids ages 4-8 because it has ideas that work. The author really walks you through different strategies with real life examples.
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