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

ISBN-10: 0553386697

ISBN-13: 9780553386691

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

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“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s 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 children—or who loves a child—should readThe Whole-Brain Child.”—Daniel Goleman, author ofEmotional Intelligence In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestsellingMindsight, 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 explain—and make accessible—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 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 child’s 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 Childshows 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 readThe Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author ofReviving OpheliaandThe Shelter of Each Other“Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.”—Parent to Parent
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Molly Stevens is the author of All About Roasting and All About Braising, the latter of which won both the James Beard and the IACP cookbook awards. A contributing editor at Fine Cooking magazine, she lives near Burlington, Vermont.Daniel J. Siegel was born on September 2, 1957. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his post-graduate medical education at UCLA. His training is in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Siegel was the recipient of the UCLA psychiatry department's teaching award and several honorary fellowships for his work as director of UCLA's training program in child psychiatry and the Infant and Preschool Service at UCLA. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and is the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Siegel is the author of several books on parenting and child development including The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being, The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience, and Parenting from the Inside Out, which he co-wrote with Mary Hartzell. Siegel is known as a mindfulness expert and and for his work developing the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology which is an interdisciplinary view of life experience. In 2014 his title Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Introduction: Survive Andihrne
Parenting with the Brain in Mind
Two Brains are Better than One: Integrating the Left and the Right
Whole-Brain Strategy #1: Connect and Redirect: Surfing Emotional Waves
Whole-Brain Strategy #2: Name It to Tame It: Telling Stories to Calm Big Emotions
Building the Staircase of the Mind: Integrating the Upstairs and Downstairs Brain
Whole-Brain Strategy #3: Engage, Don't Enrage: Appealing to the Upstairs Brain
Whole-Brain Strategy #4: Use It or Lose It: Exercising the Upstairs Brain
Whole-Brain Strategy #5: Move It or Lose It: Moving the Body to Avoid Losing the Mind
Kill the Butterflies! Integrating Memory for Growth and Healing
Whole-Brain Strategy #6: Use the Remote of the Mind: Replaying Memories
Whole-Brain Strategy #7: Remember to Remember: Making Recollection a Part of Your Family's Daily Life
The United States of Me: Integrating the Many Parts of the Self
Whole-Brain Strategy #8: Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Teaching That Feelings Come and Go
Whole-Brain Strategy #9: SIFT: Paying Attention to What's Going On Inside
Whole-Brain Strategy #10: Exercise Mindsight: Getting Back to the Hub
The Me-We Connection: Integrating Self and Other
Whole-Brain Strategy #11: Increase the Family Fun Factor: Making a Point to Enjoy Each Other
Whole-Brain Strategy #12: Connect Through Conflict: Teach Kids to Argue with a "We" in Mind
Conclusion: Bringing it All Together
Refrigerator Sheet
Whole-Brain Ages and Stages
Acknowledgments
Index