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The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel
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Aug 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: from-the-publisher, non-fiction, parenting, education
Read from August 22 to 30, 2011

If you are a parent, teacher or other person who works with children, I would commend this book to you. By understanding how the brain works, you can survive tough moments and teach children to thrive. The Whole-Brain Child explains both how and why.

The twelve strategies the book explains are:
Connect then Redirect
Name It To Tame It
Engage, Don't Enrage
Use It Or Lose It
Move It Or Lose It
Use The Remote Of The Mind
Remember To Remember
Let The Clouds of Emotion Roll By
SIFT: sensation, image, feeling, and thought
Exercise Mindsight
Increase The Family Fun Factor
Connect Through Conflict

Each strategy is explained both scientifically and practically. There are examples and a particularly helpful appendix chart that give examples of how to use these strategies with various ages. The book also includes cartoons to share these concepts with your kids. This isn't voodoo science you use on your children to control them, these are strategies you share with them so they can have greater control over their own emotions.

I think this book provides tools any parent can use with their children. I have already recommended it many times.
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