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The Whole-Brain Child

12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
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Random House
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September, 2012
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9780553386691
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$23.00 CAD
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In this pioneering guide, Daniel Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina 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.

Twelve key strategies include:

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 they can make better decisions and be more flexible.

Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.

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 how cultivating healthy emotional and intellectual development can help your children lead balanced, connected lives.

“This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.” —Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia

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

Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have created a masterly, reader-friendly guide to helping children grow their emotional intelligence. This brilliant method transforms everyday interactions into valuable brain-shaping moments. Anyone who cares for childrenor who loves a childshould read The Whole-Brain Child.Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

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 explainand make accessiblethe 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 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 childs 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

Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.The Washington Post

This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other

Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy childs brain working together.Parent to Parent

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