The Whole-Brain Child
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- Ages: 8+
- Pages: 176
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9780553386691
- Published: 2011
Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. What’s going on? In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling book, 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.
Complete with 12 age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that help explain these concepts to a child, The Whole-Brain Child shows how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.
Michelle's thoughts on The Whole Brain Child
Dr. Daniel Siegel is an award winning author and speaker who creates down to earth thoughtful material to help us all better understand human behavior. In this book, The Whole-Brain Child, he seeks to provide adults with clear logic and strategies to help children learn about their "whole brain". The book has lesson sections and related strategies that cover topics such as "two brains are better than one: integrating the left and right side of the brain", "Building the Staircase of the Mind: integrating the upstairs and downstairs brain", and other chapters to "integrate memory for growth and healing" and well as "integrating the many parts of self". One of the impressive aspects of this book is that adults read it to learn about how to help their children, and then they end up learning a lot about themselves too! Anything Dr. Siegel produces is highly recommended!