The Whole-Brain Child Workbook {Book Review}

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Cynthia received a copy of The Whole-Brain Child Workbook, in exchange for this review.  All opinions expressed here are honest and her own.

The Whole-Brain Child Workbook is a companion book to the New York Times bestselling book, “The Whole-Brain Child.” This workbook is intended for parents, educators, therapists, grandparents and caregivers. It provides practical exercises, worksheets, and activities to nurture developing minds.

Internationally acclaimed neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel, M.D., and brain-based parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., have created this workbook to help parents understand the science behind their child’s developing mind and survive the everyday parenting struggles that accompany each stage of growth.

“The Whole-Brain Child Workbook” comes with no rules. It is not intended to make parents feel guilty about they aren’t doing on a regular basis or not doing well. The workbook is simply a way for the parent to find more help towards a deeper understanding and a better connection with their child. It also helps the parent find out a lot about themselves.

“The Whole-Brain Child” provides a lot of space for the parent to complete the activities. It also has some great cartoons and illustrations showing strategies and examples for parents to try different approaches with their children.

More about the authors:
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding co-director of UCLA s Mindful Awareness Research Center, co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute.

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times Best Sellers: “Whole-Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline.” She is a pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist, the Director of Parenting for the Mindsight Institute, and the Child Development Specialist at Saint Marks School in Altadena, CA. She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, and she lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children.

“The Whole-Brain Child Workbook” can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and anywhere books are sold.



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