The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
- Publish Date: 2012-09-11
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Daniel J. Siegel;Tina Payne Bryson
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
âSimple, smart, and effective solutions to your childâs struggles.ââHarvey Karp, M.D.
âDaniel 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 childrenâor who loves a childâshould read The Whole-Brain Child.ââDaniel 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 explainâand make accessibleâthe new science of how a childâs brain is wired and how it matures. The âupstairs brain,â 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 childâs brain and foster vital growth.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
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.
â[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.ââKirkus Reviews
âStrategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.ââThe Washington Post
âThis 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.ââMary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other
âGives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy childâs brain working together.ââParent to Parent