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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2012
Dan Siegel's Whole-Brain Child is a truly practical parenting guide. The title does NOT say it all! Although the techniques in the book are based on solid brain science, that is not the book's greatest appeal. Rather, the book is excellent because it offers parents specific, easy-to-use strategies that they will be able to immediately apply - strategies that will help elicit their child's cooperation while simultaneously helping to build the child's "emotional intelligence." The cartoon instructions are a big bonus, helping to clarify the intervention for both parents and kids. In fact, Siegel has taken a unique approach of explaining the techniques to both adult readers and their children - something rarely (ever?) seen in parenting books. I particularly like the way Siegel shows us both what NOT to do and then what TO do. He makes the material easy and fun to learn. Siegel's techniques give parents tools to help their kids think and feel better. This is a wonderful book that I will be recommending to my own clients and students.
Sarah Chana Radcliffe, author "Raise Your Kids without Raising Your Voice." Raise Your Kids Without Raising Your Voice
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Siegel and Bryson's "The Whole-Brain Child" offers an insightful, useful parenting resource that provides tools to ensure well-rounded development. The authors reveal 12 “whole-brain” strategies, suggesting that, the more we know about how the human brain operates, the more we can do to shape and direct it in difficult times.

Most readers will have familiarity with the concept of “right brain” vs. “left brain” but the book also distinguishes between the “upstairs” (cognition) and the “downstairs" (automation). Ideally, all of these parts work together harmoniously; tantrums and meltdowns occur when one part of the brain temporarily takes over, causing “dis-integration.” The book thus aims to help both children and adults re-intigrate their brains.

The authors accessibly include a fair amount of brain science, presenting it for both adult and child audiences. They summarize each strategy into comics form at the end of each chapter and include an appendix, which serves as a handy reference guide.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 3, 2012
I would highly recommend this book for anyone. It offers practical, easy to read information about brain development and how it impacts behaviour. I am anxious for the one on teen brain development to be published.The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 8, 2015
This book was easy to read and easy to retain. The information had a lot of simple practical applications and very helpful suggestions. I liked that the book discussed reasons why certain "tried and true" approaches actually cause long term damage and how to connect and engage with children in meaningful ways that will help foster long term success. I felt the strategies offered were easy to add into my life and I noticed benefits quickly. I use his methods even today, years after reading the book. I think this is a must have for any parent, especially parents struggling with children with emotional regulation issues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2013
This book not only has reader friendly explanations of the latest brain research, it also tells parents/teachers how to apply this knowledge with practical strategies to help nurture and guide our children. Is a must read for parents to be and adults of all ages. I'll be using and teaching these strategies to my students to help them manage anxiety, feel good about themselves and improve attention and learning. We are using MindUp in my classroom and not only do teachers and students "love it", it has truly helped children feel calmer and be more attentive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 9, 2013
A terrific book full of concrete suggestions to help you develop your childs brain. East to read even the technical info. Loved the illustrations and explanations.
A great resource for any family.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2014
Love the simplicity and easy strategies for helping kids use their "upper" and "lower" brains! There is great information on helping adults help children to integrate memories, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2013
I liked how Dan Siegel speaks to parents in a direct way. As if he is connected to them personally.
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on May 1, 2015
I love the simple ways
aithors of this book explained our brain and how it works. Now i better understand my own and a child's mental state. The hand model of the brain is fascinating.
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on December 3, 2012
For all people regardless of child rearing status. Great interpersonal communications techniques. Simple and clear directions and graphics. Easy read.
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