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The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive Description:

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 parents lives endlessly challenging No it s just their developing brain calling the shots br br In this pioneering practical book Daniel J Siegel neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling i Mindsight i 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 Raise calmer happier children using twelve key strategies including br br b Name It to Tame It b Corral raging right brain behavior through left brain storytelling appealing to the left brain s affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension br b Engage Don t Enrage b Keep your child thinking and listening instead of purely reacting br b Move It or Lose It b Use physical activities to shift your child s emotional state br b Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By b Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion and help them understand that feelings come and go br b SIFT b Help children pay attention to the Sensations Images Feelings and Thoughts within them so that they can make better decisions and be more flexible br b Connect Through Conflict b Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success br br 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 i The Whole Brain Child i shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced meaningful and connected lives

Rating: 3.70 out of 5

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation Description:

Daniel Siegel coined the term mindsight to describe the innovative integration of brain science with the practice of psychotherapy br br Using interactive examples and case histories from his clinical practice Dr Siegel shows how mindsight can be applied to alleviate a range of psychological and interpersonal problems With warmth and humour he shows us how to observe the working of our minds allowing us to understand why we think feel and act the way we do and how by following the proper steps we can literally change the wiring and architecture of our brains

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind Description:

The pioneering experts behind the bestselling i The Whole Brain Child i Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J Siegel the i New York Times i bestselling author of i Brainstorm i now explore the ultimate child raising challenge discipline Highlighting the fascinating link between a child s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior i No Drama Discipline i provides an effective compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums tensions and tears without causing a scene br br Defining the true meaning of the d word to instruct i not i to shout or reprimand the authors explain how to reach your child redirect emotions and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth By doing so the cycle of negative behavior and punishment is essentially brought to a halt as problem solving becomes a win win situation Inside this sanity saving guide you ll discover br br strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart br facts on brain development and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages br the way to calmly connect with and communicate love for a child no matter how extreme the behavior while still setting clear and consistent limits br tips for navigating through the storm to achieve insight empathy and repair with your children br twenty discipline mistakes even great parents make and how to stay focused on the principles of whole brain parenting and discipline techniques br br Complete with candid parenting stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors suggestions to life i No Drama Discipline i shows you how to work with your child s developing mind peacefully resolve conflicts and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family br br b Advance praise for i No Drama Discipline i b br br Using simple and clear explanations practical advice and cartoons that make the how to guidance come alive this book is a rich resource for families trying to navigate meltdowns and misunderstandings It explains how neurobiology drives children s infuriating and puzzling behavior and will help parents make their way through the trenches of a typical day with grace mutual respect and a good helping of delight b Wendy Mogel Ph D author of i The Blessing of a Skinned Knee i b br br What a relief Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson take the difficulty out of discipline for parents or anyone who has to help kids behave i No Drama Discipline i offers a research based commonsense approach that any grown up will be happy to use and any kid will benefit from b Daniel Goleman author of i Emotional Intelligence i b br br Frustrated parents often ask me why the disciplinary techniques they are using with their children aren t working or are even making things worse I have not always known what to say because I was not always sure I understood what was going wrong Now I know i No Drama Discipline i unlocks the secrets of discipline what works and what doesn t and why and what to do when you are pulling your hair out Simply put Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson s insights and techniques will make you a better parent I know I will be using the concepts from this extraordinarily helpful book for years to come b Michael Thompson Ph D co author of i Raising Cain i b br br br i From the Hardcover edition i

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Parenting From the Inside Out

Parenting From the Inside Out Description:

How many parents have found themselves thinking I can t believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents In i Parenting from the Inside Out i child psychiatrist Daniel J Siegel M D and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell M Ed explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain and offer parents a step by step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children br br Born out of a series of parents workshops that combined Siegel s cutting edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell s thirty years of experience as a child development specialist and parent educator i Parenting from the Inside Out i guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are Description:

This book goes beyond the nature and nurture divisions that traditionally have constrained much of our thinking about development exploring the role of interpersonal relationships in forging key connections in the brain Daniel J Siegel presents a groundbreaking new way of thinking about the emergence of the human mind and the process by which each of us becomes a feeling thinking remembering individual Illuminating how and why neurobiology matters this book is essential reading for clinicians educators researchers and students interested in human experience and development across the life span br

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

Brainstorm: The Teenage Brain from the Inside Out

Brainstorm: The Teenage Brain from the Inside Out Description:

In this groundbreaking book the bestselling author of Parenting from the Inside Out and The Whole Brain Child shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children s lives into one of the most rewarding Between the ages of and the brain changes in important and often maddening ways It s no wonder that many parents approach their child s adolescence with fear and trepidation According to renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel however if parents and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another In Brainstorm Siegel illuminates how brain development affects teenagers behaviour and relationships Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology he explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help parents make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth change and experimentation in their children s lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being

The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being Description:

From the author of the internationally acclaimed best selling text em The Developing Mind em and esteemed leader and educator in the field of mental health comes the first book ever to integrate neuroscience research with the ancient art of mindfulness The result is a groundbreaking approach to not simply mental health but life in general which shows readers how personal awareness and attunement can actually stimulate emotional circuits in the brain leading to a host of physiological benefits including greater well being resilience emotional balance and improved cardiac and immune function For clinicians and laypeople alike Siegel s illuminating discussions of the power of the focused mind provide a wealth of ideas that can transform our lives and deepen our connections with others and with ourselves

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration

The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration Description:

strong Bringing mindfulness techniques to your psychotherapeutic work with clients strong br br An integrated state of mindful awareness is crucial to achieving mental health Daniel J Siegel an internationally recognized expert on mindfulness and therapy reveals practical techniques that enable readers to harness their energies to promote healthy minds within themselves and their clients He charts the nine integrative functions that emerge from the profoundly interconnecting circuits of the brain including bodily regulation attunement emotional balance response flexibility fear extinction insight empathy morality and intuition br br A practical direct immersion high emotion low techno speak book em The Mindful Therapist em engages readers in a personal and professional journey into the ideas and process of mindful integration that lie at the heart of health and nurturing relationships

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

The Neurobiology of "We"

The Neurobiology of Description:

You ve no doubt heard of the mind body connection But Daniel J Siegel suggests that there s another piece to the puzzle the profound influence of those around us On The Neurobiology of We the founder of the emerging field known as interpersonal neurobiology presents a new model of human potential that he calls the mindbody relationship connection Building on more than two decades of scientific research Siegel offers listeners an in depth exploration of this new map of human consciousness insights into how interpersonal experiences shape the developing mind and foster emotional well being details on the untapped power this connection holds for individual and societal transformation and more

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind

Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrative Handbook of the Mind Description:

Many fields have explored the nature of mental life from psychology to psychiatry literature to linguistics Yet no common amp framework amp where each of these important perspectives can be honored and integrated with one another has been created in which a person seeking their collective wisdom can find answers to some basic questions such as What is the purpose of life Why are we here How do we know things how are we conscious of ourselves What is the mind What makes a mind healthy or unwell And perhaps most importantly What is the connection among the mind the brain and our relationships with one another br Our mental lives are profoundly relational The interactions we have with one another shape our mental world Yet as any neuroscientist will tell you the mind is shaped by the firing patterns in the brain And so how can we reconcile this tension amp that the mind is both embodied and relational Interpersonal Neurobiology is a way of thinking across this apparent conceptual divide br br This em Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology em is designed to aid in your personal and professional application of the interpersonal neurobiology approach to developing a healthy mind an integrated brain and empathic relationships It is also designed to assist you in seeing the intricate foundations of interpersonal neurobiology as you read other books br br strong Praise for Daniel J Siegel s books strong br br amp Siegel is a must read author for anyone interested in the science of the mind amp amp Daniel Goleman author of em Social Intelligence The New Science of Human Relationships em br br amp S tands out for its skillful weaving together of the interpersonal the inner world the latest science and practical applications amp amp Jack Kornfield PhD founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Center and author of A Path With Heart br br amp Siegel has both a meticulous understanding of the roles of different parts of the brain and an intimate relationship with mindfulness A n exciting glimpse of an uncharted territory of neuroscience amp amp em Scientific American Mind em br br amp Dr Daniel Siegel is one of the most thoughtful eloquent scientifically solid and reputable exponents of mind body brain integration in the world today amp amp Jon Kabat Zinn PhD author of em Wherever You Go There You Are Full Catastrophe Living em and em Coming to Our Senses em

Rating: 3.77 out of 5