New York Times bestseller the authors of No-Drama Discipline and the Yes Brain explain the new science of how a childs brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book. bSimple, smart, and effective solutions to your childs 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 explainand make accessiblethe new science of how a childs 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 childs 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.b[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 Reviewsb bStrategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion. the Washington Postb bbThis 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 OtherGives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy childs brain working together. Parent to Parent
Love learning about the experiences and changes my daughter is going through and how her thoughts are developing. In the Whole Brain Child you get a great insight into just how their brains are developing, tips for coping, negotiating, making suggestions, communicating and connecting with your little one. Life is so much easier having a better understanding of my child just by understanding life throughout her perspective.