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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