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The Whole Brain Child

12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your 11-year-old sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No — it’s just their developing brains calling the shots. 

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel - neuropsychiatrist and author of the best-selling 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-20s. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain.

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. With clear explanations and age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, 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.

©2012 Daniel J Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Excellent science based resource

I much prefer books with a solid scientific backing which made this an excellent book for me. Practical, evidence-based advice and strategies to help me be a better parent.

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A must-read for parents

Essential information for any parent - or any human! Practical strategies which can be applied immediately with astounding results. Helpful for adults trying to be better communicators, partners, and people, as well as parents striving to raise happy, healthy and secure kids. My only quibble is that the narration gets a bit stilted. It's narrated by the authors, who are brilliant researchers and therapists, but the delivery lacks a bit of oomph.

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brilliant

easy to follow. great strategies, examples and practical support for parents, teachers and professionals. updated information

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Good content but badly narrated

Had to listen at 1.5 times speed because of drawing voices. Although I appreciate the authors reading their own books, sometimes I find it ruins the listening experience.

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Good

I found the female voice to be too monotone. I'm sorry to say that but its just hard to take in like that.

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Every parent should read this!

Loved this such practical tools for parenting! Easy to share with your partner and family members too

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Excellent read

Amazing book and easy to adapt to everyday life. Will be listening to this again in the future.

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A goodblend of theory and practise

A good practical guide to preparing resilient, well adjusted little people. For toddler to teen, but it will provide insight and ideas on your adult relationships.

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Loved it

Absolutely loved it. Easy to listen to and absorb. I look forward to putting the strategies into practice

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A must read

A must read for all parents, caregivers and teachers. This books not only explains about the brain science but also gives precise tools to help parents and child towards their wellbeing. I absolutely love and strongly recommend it.