The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child'S Developing Mind
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child'S Developing Mind
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child'S Developing Mind

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child'S Developing Mind

  • Publish Date: 2011-10-04
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Daniel J. Siegel;Tina Payne Bryson
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NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER The authors ofNo-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brainexplain the new science of how a childs brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.

Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your childs struggles.Harvey Karp, M.D.

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? Noits just their developing brain calling the shots!

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a childs 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 seemand feelso out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your childs 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 brains affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.
Engage, Dont Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.
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.

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