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


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Author:
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. |  Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
Copyright:
2011
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 2012
Publisher:
Random House/Bantam
Product Code:
SAM045290
ISBN13:
9780553386691
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
192
Media Type:
Books


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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 bestselling 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.
 

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Author

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.'s Profile

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Related seminars and products

Neuropsychiatrist

Mindsight Institute


Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.,?is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities.

Dr. Siegel’s psychotherapy practice spans thirty years, and he has published extensively for the professional audience. He serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which includes over 70 textbooks. Dr. Siegel’s books include?his five New York Times bestsellers:?Aware: The science and practice of presence; Brainstorm:?The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain,?Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, and two books with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.:?The Whole-Brain Child?and?No-Drama Discipline. His other books include:?The Power of Showing Up also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., The Developing Mind, The Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindsight, The Mindful Brain,?The Mindful Therapist, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.), The Yes Brain?(also with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D). He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is the executive director of the Mindsight Institute.  He is an author for W.W. Norton publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Bantam publishing and receives royalties.  He is an author for Guilford Press and receives royalties.  He is an author for Tarcher/Penguin and receives royalties.  He is an author for Random House and receives royalties.  He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial:  Dr. Daniel J Siegel is a clinical professor at UCLA School of Medicine. He does not receive compensation.


Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.'s Profile

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. Related seminars and products

Parenting consultant and psychotherapist

Private Practice


Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers, The Whole-Brain Child (Bantam, 2012) and No-Drama Discipline (Bantam, 2016), as well as The Yes Brain (Bantam, 2019). Dr. Bryson is also the co-author (with Dan Siegel, M.D.) of The Whole-Brain Child Workbook (PESI, 2015) and No-Drama Discipline Workbook (PESI, 2016). She is the executive director of the Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA, and a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, child-rearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tina Payne Bryson has an employment relationship with Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates.  She is a director with the Mindsight Institute.  She is an author for Random House Delacorte publishers and receives royalties.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial: Tina Payne Bryson is the co-host of the online parenting show “The Intentional Parent”.  She maintains a blog on kids and parenting (TinaBryson.com).


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