THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD by Daniel J. Siegel

THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD

12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

KIRKUS REVIEW

Siegel (Psychiatry/UCLA; Mindsight, 2010, etc.) and Bryson dissect the different sections of the brain and offer useful parental tools that can limit temper tantrums as well as ensure well-rounded development.

The authors, both of Los Angeles’ Mindsight Institute, reveal 12 “whole-brain” strategies the entire family should implement as part of a holistic approach to child development. They suggest that the more we know about how the human brain operates, the more we can do to control it in difficult times. Most readers are already aware, for example, that there is a “right brain” and a “left brain.” But what about the “upstairs” and the “downstairs?" When we’re at our best, all of these parts work together harmoniously. Tantrums and meltdowns occur when one part of the brain temporarily takes over, causing “dis-integration.” To remedy this, the authors suggest 12 strategies designed to “re-integrate” the brain. These suggestions can also benefit adults who are prone to “dis-integration” as well. The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences. To facilitate a greater understanding of the process for the entire family, the authors summarize each strategy into comics form at the end of each chapter for easy comprehension. The appendix includes a handy reference guide that provides a quick refresher course when needed.

Useful child-rearing resource for the entire family.

 

 

Pub Date: Oct. 4th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-553-80791-2
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Delacorte
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2011




BOOKS ON CHILDHOOD & CHILD-REARING:

Nonfiction BEYOND THE SLING by Mayim Bialik
by Mayim Bialik
Nonfiction WHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS by Marilynne Robinson
by Marilynne Robinson
Nonfiction DISPATCHES FROM A NOT-SO-PERFECT LIFE by Faulkner Fox
by Faulkner Fox
Nonfiction PARENTLESS PARENTS by Allison Gilbert
by Allison Gilbert

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

NonfictionTHE GENIUS IN ALL OF US by David Shenk
by David Shenk
NonfictionTHE 10 HABITS OF HAPPY MOTHERS by Meg Meeker
by Meg Meeker
Nonfiction10 MINDFUL MINUTES by Goldie Hawn
by Goldie Hawn