NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.
“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.
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 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 Child shows 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 read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other
“Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child’s brain working together.”—Parent to Parent
So informative and easy to read. Strategies I can use with my kids and in the classroom.
This book is easy to understand and explains how a child's brain works. A great aid to help you understand a child's behavior and will change the way you approach issues with your child.
This books is a great way for kids to visualise and process their negative emotions. Lots of very practical strategies for parents and other carers in helping children verbalise and process their emotional experiences. My oldest particularly tends to express everything (anxiety, disappointment, loneliness, boredom) as anger, so I've found this book has been great for us to talk about how she can begin to understand her emotional experiences.
I bought this book because I heard the author speaking on ABC Radio. I thought it would be useful because I am a parent of a 7yo girl and 9yo boy. I also work as an Education Asst. in a primary school. Although I have not finished the book the first few chapters have me hooked! The behaviours described are so easy to define and the reasons behind it logical. But my favourite part of the book is how to modify MY behaviour! I am finding it very useful and am already feeling more relaxed in my approach to the children's emotional outbursts.
Point Samson, WA
Anyone with anything to do with children must read
I wish I had this book when raising my children. It gives you a whole different way of handling child rearing. I have given it to my own daughter and will give it as a baby gift from now on.
This book applies the latest brain development research to the task of parenting. It is clear,practical and gives age appropriate strategies for parents who are seeking to support the integrated development of their child.
Advance praise for The Whole-Brain Child
"Siegel and Bryson reveal that an integrated brain with parts that cooperate in a coordinated and balanced manner creates a better understanding of self, stronger relationships, and success in school, among other benefits. With illustrations, charts, and even a handy 'Refrigerator Sheet, ' the authors have made every effort to make brain science parent-friendly."--Publishers Weekly
"Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have created a masterful, 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 read The Whole-Brain Child."--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
"Fears? Fights? Frustrations? Help is here! Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson turn leading brain science into simple, smart--and effective--solutions to your child's struggles."--Harvey Karp, M.D., bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest Toddler on the Block
"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 read The Whole-Brain Child. I wish I had read it when my kids were young, but no one knew then what Siegel and Bryson share with us in an immensely practical way. This is my new baby gift."--Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other
"The Whole-Brain Child is chock-full of strategies for raising happy, resilient children. It offers powerful tools for helping children develop the emotional intelligence they will need to be successful in the world. Parents will learn ways to feel more connected to their children and more satisfied in their role as a parent. Most of all, The Whole-Brain Child helps parents teach kids about how their brain actually works, giving even very young children the self-understanding that can lead them to make good choices and, ultimately, to lead meaningful and joyful lives."--Christine Carter, Ph.D., author of Raising Happiness
"In their dynamic and readable new book, Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson sweep aside the old models of 'good' and 'bad' parenting to offer a scientific focus: the impact of parenting on brain development. Parents will certainly recognize themselves in the lively 'aha' anecdotes that fill these pages. More important, they will see how everyday empathy and insight can help a child to integrate his or her experience and develop a more resilient brain."--Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of the bestselling Raising Cain
From the Hardcover edition.
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 11th September 2012
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 13.3 x 20.3 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.17