Dr Tina Payne Bryson, Dr Daniel Siegel – The Whole-Brain Child


In this pioneering, practical book for parents, neuroscientist Daniel J. Siegel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. Different parts of a child’s brain develop at different speeds, and understanding these differences can help you turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and raise calmer, happier children.

Featuring clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child will help your children to lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives using 12 key strategies, including:

Name It to Tame It: corral raging right-brain behaviour 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.

Author: Dr Tina Payne Bryson, Dr Daniel Siegel
Narrator: Dr Daniel Siegel, Dr Tina Payne Bryson
Duration: 6 hours 14 minutes
Released: 20 Sep 2001
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Language: English

User Review:

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This was such a moving story and Im so thankful Nathan and Sally decided to share it! It has truly inspired me for figuring our life with my own out of the box child.