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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:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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