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The Whole-Brain Child Audiobook
The Whole-Brain Child
Written by: 
Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
Narrated by: 
Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
The Whole-Brain Child Audiobook

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

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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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    ANDRÉ ORLANDO, FL, United States 08-31-12
    ANDRÉ ORLANDO, FL, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2011

    I love AUDIBLE! I never get mad at traffic jams and can listen to many different books, despite of my short time.

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    "NOTHING NEW"

    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.

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    Elizabeth Katy, TX, United States 09-24-12
    Elizabeth Katy, TX, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Bad narrators repeat the same points over and over"
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    Female narrator was so bad. I couldn't stand listening to her. I had to forward through her parts. Male narrator was ok but not great.


    What could Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This book was so repetitive! Waste of money. It could have been one chapter long.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Nasally annoying female voice. Please get someone else.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Whole-Brain Child?

    Chapters 2-end


    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 09-02-12
    Amanda 09-02-12

    A commuter with a carniverous apetite for audiobooks of all stripes and colors.

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    "How many times can we say BRAIN?"

    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.

    11 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Esfandiar Venice, CA, United States 07-08-16
    Esfandiar Venice, CA, United States 07-08-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Awesome place to start"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great book to scratch the surface of brain evolvement and how different parts of the brain connect. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone who wants to lean about ABC of the brain.


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    Have you listened to any of Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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

    brain parts integrations and the general whole-brain strategy is really an amazing perspective. I can't wait to try this on my daughter.


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    Great work. Thank you

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    Larry 06-22-16
    Larry 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice quick read for forward-thinking parents."

    This book is a light read for anyone looking for thoughtful ways to raise your children.

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    imscat 06-19-16
    imscat 06-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    Really helped me understand what's going on in my children's brain and also in mine. It really helped me make connections with other parenting books. The other one I read was no bad kids. Really great to read after this one. Great application.

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    "Every Parent Should Listen To This!"

    Completely changed how I interacted with my children and has had a positive effect on our whole family. After years of being in education, I have finally found a great way to teach my kids about their brains and emotions. Like they said teaching your children to thrive in situations can impact future generations of your family. Would recommend this to anyone.

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    Jessica O 06-02-16
    Jessica O 06-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved!"

    I've already recommended this books to many parents of threenagers. Worth taking the time to read!

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    Todd H. 06-01-16
    Todd H. 06-01-16
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    "Excellent for even understanding my own childhood!"

    Worth the download! Easy to understand examples while presenting timeless insight into how our brains are wired.

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    RosanneP 05-30-16
    RosanneP 05-30-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Great info even for the learned parent"

    This was a very concise and to-the-point resource for raising children to be emotionally and socially intelligent. I found it extremely helpful and would recommend it to others who seek to discipline their child(ren) in an effective and positive manner. I listened to it at 1.5x which helped me stay focused on the material.

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