The Whole-brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - More than 1 million copies in print! - The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.
"Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child's struggles."--Harvey Karp, M.D.
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.
"[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences."--Kirkus Reviews
"Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child's brain working together."--Parent to Parent
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
PARENTING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND
TWO BRAINS ARE BETTER THAN ONE Integrating the Left
BUILDING THE STAIRCASE OF THE MIND Integrating the Upstairs
KILL THE BUTTERFLIES Integrating Memory for Growth and Healing
THE UNITED STATES OF ME Integrating the Many Parts of the Self
THE MEWE CONNECTION Integrating Self and Other
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
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Whole-brain Child: Twelve Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's ...
Daniel J. Siegel,Tina Payne Bryson
No preview available - 2012