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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (530 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel J. Siegel Narrator: Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Audie Award Nominee, Personal Development, 2013

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!

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-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:

  • Name It to Tame It: 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.
  • Engage, Don't Enrage: Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting.
  • Move It or Lose It: Use physical activities to shift your child's emotional state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Connect Through Conflict: Use discord to encourage empathy and greater so... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skye | 2/18/2014

    " Loved learning a little about how the brain works and why certain parenting strategies help your child's brain develop AND solve tantrums at the same time. Brilliant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/6/2014

    " A great book about children's developing minds with practical strategies for raising children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 2/2/2014

    " This book did provide some new and helpful tools we can use as we parent, discipline and teach our children. I appreciated the insight it gave into the development of our brains. I look forward to reading it again in a year or two and will probably give it five stars then. I wish the authors would write another book specific to infant and toddler years. Many of the solutions it gave would be difficult to implement with very young children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 1/24/2014

    " Wonderfully written book. Offers insight into children as well as adults you are reflect on their own childhood as they parent. I gained several useful tools from this book, and will return to it over the years as my children age. So glad this is being added to our home library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/23/2014

    " very practical suggestions for parenting children through some of those tougher moments. Some of what the book said is how my friends already naturally parent, and it was nice that there was a book backing up those interactions. Gives tips and tricks modified for different age levels. Some of these, like the HALT question, (is the child hungry, angry, lonely, or tired?) I have already used on myself when I feel upset about something to ascertain if I'm really upset about the situation or if I'm HAL or T. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathalie | 1/22/2014

    " Excellent - not only has it helped me to understand children but it has helped me to understand myself and other adults as well! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 12/30/2013

    " A fundamental tool for parents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/30/2013

    " Some great tidbits and I like the explanation of how the brain works. I felt like the information could have been shared in about half the number of pages. Plus a lot of the strategies are common sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey Fellows | 12/12/2013

    " I really liked this book. The research and information are very "user-friendly" so that the book is enjoyable to read and I found it to be both reassuring and helpful (applicable). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Cantrall | 12/3/2013

    " Good stuff. Very readable (and quick). Practical approaches to apply immediately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/8/2013

    " This book gave me lots of simple ways to understand brain development and how past traumas (even mini ones) impact us/kids all the time. I'm finding the concepts helpful for my work because they are simplified and easier to grasp than other brain/trauma stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/18/2013

    " skimmed it; liked the approach which is not so "revolutionary" if you have read and used the strategies of Adele Faber in How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, How to Talk to Teens..., How To Talk so Kids Can Learn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 6/26/2013

    " Best parenting book I've read. Easy to reference section for different age groups. Will definitely be using the strategies outlined in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 3/11/2013

    " Emotional brain needs to be integrated with rational brain. Engage with kids when they are emotional - help them find the rational side of things. Also, discuss hard events in their lives. Help them make sense of the tough parts of life. It helps confidence and resilience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Collins | 12/23/2012

    " This book is amazing. If you read this you need no other parenting book....I could not put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren Kniep | 12/17/2012

    " A little repetitive and somethings I would describe as being more "common sense" parenting, but an interesting way to think about handling discipline and raising kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sayra | 12/4/2012

    " Highly recommended for parents and clinicians alike. Practical advice and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryanne | 9/16/2012

    " Loved it. Very well written and easy to understand. Written for the parent and the child. Now to apply! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillian Shuff | 7/26/2012

    " Some if not most of these tools come naturally and therefore the book may serve in part as positive reenforcement for what you already do. There are several tools in here, however, that surprised me. The information on why these strategies work was very helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlee | 6/22/2012

    " This is an incredible book for therapists to read. It really helped me understand the importance of attachment theory and how we can combine biology with behavioral interventions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josie | 4/29/2012

    " Hard to get through at times, but relevant and gave a few tools that I will keep with me. "

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About the Author

Daniel J. Siegel, MD, is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and child psychiatrist. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, where he also serves as a coinvestigator at the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the codirector of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities. His books include Mindsight, The Developing Mind, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist, Parenting from the Inside Out, and The Whole-Brain Child. He is the founding editor of the Norton Professional Series on interpersonal neurobiology. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.