We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
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

Regular Price:$17.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.4 (1383 )
5 star
 (847)
4 star
 (345)
3 star
 (137)
2 star
 (38)
1 star
 (16)
Overall
4.4 (1164 )
5 star
 (693)
4 star
 (302)
3 star
 (126)
2 star
 (29)
1 star
 (14)
Story
4.2 (1189 )
5 star
 (613)
4 star
 (324)
3 star
 (171)
2 star
 (58)
1 star
 (23)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Crystal mcallister 03-14-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great information!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mev's opinions 08-05-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "perfect for first time parents"

    perfect for first time parent's, the concepts are easy to understand, I have even try some of the exercises in my coworkers!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Wendy 04-12-15
    Wendy 04-12-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great book!"

    I loved the samples given, amd the reinteration of the strategies at the end😊. All straregies are easy to understand.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    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.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    594
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    248
    123
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    219
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gohar Issaquah, WA 03-29-17
    Gohar Issaquah, WA 03-29-17 Member Since 2017

    I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Hyperion, Stormlight, Mistborn, GoT. Last read: Born a crime

    HELPFUL VOTES
    176
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    155
    87
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good and useful information for parents"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    S. M. Mum 03-21-17
    S. M. Mum 03-21-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Phenomenal book"

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 01-25-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sending this to every parent I know"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Justin Seekamp 01-23-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "logical and informative"

    well written and they make the concepts described in the book easy to follow. Also, good tool to refer back to as a reference.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gheezer 01-17-17
    Gheezer 01-17-17 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great strategies that work!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    michelle marquez 11-14-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "great! every parent should listen to it!
    "



    every parent should listen to it! I'm using the techniques now on my 3 year old and 6 year.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.