The Whole-Brain ChildWorkbook is written by Neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and brain-based parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. In the book, they provide a dozen “whole-brain” strategies with catchy names to make it easy to remember (for example: Name It to Tame It, Engage Don’t Enrage, Move It Or Lose It). Throughout the book, there are a wealth of exercises and activities that address sibling conflict, homework or screen time battles, meltdowns, tantrums, sulking, and other issues every parent faces.
In addition to their expertise in the field, Drs. Siegel and Bryson are both parents, and understand that in the day-to-day it can be hard to just get through a day, much less read a book about parenting. This workbook is written for the busy—possibly overwhelmed—but still committed parent who wants to understand at an even deeper level what it means to connect with his or her children.
What I liked about this book was how easy it was to use. Each segment is easy to get through, and the workbook style means that the knowledge gleaned from the book is more likely to sink in - plus it's a great reference to look back on.
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