When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bed-time, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. When kids work from a Yes Brian, they're more willing to take chances and handling adversity. In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial "yes" state. You'll learn
- the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain - balance, resilience, insight, and empathy - and how to strengthen them
- the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs needing the "cushion" of safety and familiarity
- strategies for navigating away from negative behavioral and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child's capacity for positivity
The Yes Brain is an essential tool for nurturing positive potential and keeping your child's inner spark glowing and growing strong.
"Integrating research from social development, clinical psychology, and neuroscience, this unique and exciting book shows us how to help children embrace life with all of its challenges - and thrive." - Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., author of Mindset
"I have never read a better, clearer explanation of the impact parenting can have on a child's brain and personality." - Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain