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When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as homework, screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times best-selling 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. Parents can foster their children's ability to say yes to the world and welcome all that life has to offer, even during difficult times. This is what it means to cultivate a Yes Brain.
When kids work from a Yes Brain, they're more willing to take chances and explore. They're more curious and imaginative, less worried about making mistakes. They're better at relationships and more flexible and resilient when it comes to handling adversity and big feelings. They work from a clear internal compass that directs their decisions, as well as the way they treat others. Guided by their Yes Brain, they become more open, creative, and resilient.
In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, ideas, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the overwhelmingly 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
With inspirational anecdotes, The Yes Brain is an essential tool for nurturing positive potential and keeping your child's inner spark glowing and growing strong - and gifting your children with a life of rich relational connections, meaningful interactions with the world, and emotional equanimity.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
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By J. Neveu on 04-13-18
A little bit of the same, but also new great stuff
If you could sum up The Yes Brain in three words, what would they be?
More child-psychology magic!
Who was your favorite character and why?
Daniel and Tina did a great job reading the book, as usual.
Which scene was your favorite?
Their description for kids of neural connections is perfect. Lots of helpful examples.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I’d caution you if you’re looking for something super novel. There is some good, new information in here. However, as the description states, it’s built upon the previous books by the co-authors. Much of the information is more of a helpful review and re-presented in a new light; explaining how the same strategies and neuroscience insights can help develop a “Yes Brain.”
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