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Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parentsâ lives endlessly challenging? Noâitâs just their developing brain calling the shots!
In this pioneering, practical audiobook, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a childâs brain is wired and how it matures. The âupstairs brain,â 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 seemâand feelâso out of control. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your childâs brain and foster vital growth. Raise calmer, happier children using twelve key strategies, including:
â¢ Name It to Tame It: Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brainâs affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension.
â¢ Engage, Donât Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.
â¢ Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your childâs emotional state.
â¢ Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By: Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go.
â¢ SIFT: Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible.
â¢ Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success.
Complete with clear explanations, 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.
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