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The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive | [Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson]

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain’s affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.
  • Engage, Don’t Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.
  • Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child’s emotional state.
  • Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.
  • SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.
  • Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.

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.

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    "The female narrator made this unbearable"

    I ended up buying the hard copy because I think this is interesting stuff, unfortunately the female narrator's voice is so grating I just couldn't listen to this book. Every time she came on, I just cringed.

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    "great for new parents"

    some stuff is repetitive but enjoyed it. great job. learned some great strategies as a new parent.

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    "Highly useful clear practical applications!"

    Thorough background that was detailed yet easy to grasp for practical application.

    I appreciate the final chapter review of exercises by age group.

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    "Helpful applications of new research"

    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.

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    shnewitt 02-18-15
    shnewitt 02-18-15 Member Since 2015

    Passionate mother and social worker who loves to read and soak in knowledge.

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    "Great parenting read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! I love the different voices used to read and the relevant concepts to parenting. Super helpful examples and techniques to manage behavior.


    What does Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The storytelling voices kept me engaged and interested.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The discussion about the hub and wheel to visually illustrate the the concept of mindsight really stuck in my mind.


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    Revolutionary! This book helps you understand your own and your child's mind.
    Great for parents that had a rough childhood.

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    Deme 01-27-15
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    hard to finish.. stories where good for examples.. but getting to the point would have been better. overall it was interesting information and helped me understand how the brain worked in a growing human.. Lol. not tangible with some applications but great to make you stop and think

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    Seth Tampa, FL 12-26-14
    Seth Tampa, FL 12-26-14 Member Since 2010

    I like my horizons expansive and my details thorough. I enjoy reading about self-improvement, psychology, behavior change, technology, sociology, sci-fi, fantasy, history, cognitive science and other emerging sciences. I have a technology and business background and I'm an active gamer on most platforms available.

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    Poor narration ahead with lots of repetition. If you are familiar with neuroscience then you can skip this book.

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    Aubrey CUT OFF, LA, United States 09-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great information about the brain and parenting!"

    This book is easy to understand and very informative on how the brain works. It explains how the left, right, lower and upper brain need to work together in order to live a happy, healthy life. The authors teach parents how to understand their children and respond in an appropriate manner. I highly recommend this book for anyone who works with children, especially all parents!

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    What did you love best about The Whole-Brain Child?

    Siegel brings brain science to the dinner table. With easy-to-understand explanations, easy-to-teach approaches (can you say "cartoon drawings"?), and easy-to-implement strategies, this is a must-have for parents, teachers, and all who influence children.


    What other book might you compare The Whole-Brain Child to and why?

    Works in tandem with books like "The Connected Child" (for parents of adopted and foster kids), as well as Curt Thompson's "Anatomy of the Soul"


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss out on the best brain science book for kids out there.

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