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I recently finished reading The Whole-Brain Child Workbook. I have learned so much about my daughters and how to better handle their outbursts and tantrums. The strategies in this book are easy to remember – and surprisingly, easy to implement. I have felt much better about the way I handle attitude and breakdowns from my girls since reading this book. The interactive format of this book allows journaling to integrate with my own ideas and parenting approach – and would work for anyone who has different views as well. There are also practical, age-specific exercises and activities. I highly recommend this for anyone with toddlers, babies, who is expecting, or even thinking about trying to become a parent.
12 Strategies to Address Outbursts & Tantrums
- Connect & 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 – What’s Going on Inside
- Exercising Midsight: Getting Back to the Hub
- Increase the Family Fun Factory – Making a Point to Enjoy Each Other
- Connection Through Conflict – Teach Kids to Argue with a “We” in Mind
Mystified by your how your child’s brain is wired? Neuropsychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and brain-based parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. offer 12 easy to remember “whole-brain” strategies, with dozens 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. (This is an expanded, interactive book based on the authors’ New York Times bestselling book The Whole-Brain Child.) To learn more about these strategies, you will have to check out the book. I am a huge fan of it.
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