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The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind Book By Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson In this pioneering and practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of Mindsight sales success, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to parenting with twelve key strategies that foster a Healthy and quieter brain development. The authors explain and make accessible, the new science of how a child's brain is connected and how it matures. The "brain above", 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 govern the logic of the left brain. No wonder children throw tantrums, fight or sulk silently. By applying these discoveries to everyday upbringing, you can turn any outburst, argument or fear into an opportunity to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth.

Complete with age-appropriate strategies to deal with everyday struggles and illustrations that will help explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate a healthy emotional and intellectual development so your children can lead a balanced, meaningful and connected life.

Book Details
Originally published: October 4, 2011
Genre: Self-help book
Pages: 192

Book Review
Siegel and Bryson reveal that an integrated brain with parts that cooperate in a coordinated and balanced way creates a better understanding of oneself, stronger relationships and success in school, among other benefits. With illustrations, graphics and even a practical "refrigerator sheet", the authors have done everything possible to make brain science-friendly for parents.

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About The Author
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm, Mind, and, with Tina Payne Bryson, The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline. He is also the author of the bestseller's Mindsight and, with Mary Hartzell, Parenting from the Inside Out. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, with welcome visits from their adult son and daughter.

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist, parenting consultant, and the director of parenting education and development for the Mindsight Institute. A frequent lecturer to parents, educators, and professionals, she lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

 
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