The Whole Brain Child
By: Daniel J Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson
Overview: 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. 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.
Testimonial: Tina Bryson and Daniel J Siegel teach useable strategies to enable a child to understand their emotions so they do not become fearful of trying new things whether it is riding a bike, staying at a friend's house or being hurt by your best friend. This book teaches how to "Name it to Tame It" so children can grow through challenging experiences not become stunted by them.
- Meg Clark