The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

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In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain-and make accessible-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 throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. 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. Complete with 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.
 

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User Review  - MarkBaumann - LibraryThing

By Dan Siegel, one of my favorite parenting books, as of 2015. Strategies are based on neuroscience, attachment, and childhood development. The 12 strategies are everyday ideas and the book is easy to ... Read full review

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

skimmed it; liked the approach which is not so "revolutionary" if you have read and used the strategies of Adele Faber in How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, How to Talk to Teens..., How To Talk so Kids Can Learn Read full review

Contents

PARENTING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND
3
TWO BRAINS ARE BETTER THAN ONE Integrating the Left
14
BUILDING THE STAIRCASE OF THE MIND Integrating the Upstairs
37
KILL THE BUTTERFLIES Integrating Memory for Growth and Healing
66
THE UNITED STATES OF ME Integrating the Many Parts of the Self
92
THE MEWE CONNECTION Integrating Self and Other
119
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
145
Refrigerator Sheet
151
Acknowledgments
169
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Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he is the co-author of Parenting from the Inside Out and the author of Mindsight and the internationally acclaimed professional texts The Mindful Brain and The Developing Mind. Dr. Siegel keynotes conferences and presents workshops throughout the world. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist, parenting consultant, and the director of parenting education and development for the Mindsight Institute. A frequent lecturer to parents, educators, and professionals, she lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children.




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