The Whole-Brain Child Workbook

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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 (for example: Name It to Tame It, Engage Don’t Enrage, Move It Or Lose It), with dozens of exercises and activities that address sibling conflict, homework or screen time battles, meltdowns, tantrums, sulking, and other issues every parent faces.

I received a copy of this book and have found it very insightful, interesting and helpful as a parent. My favorite chapter is Chapter 5: The United States of Me: Integrating The Many Parts of Self. My son is gifted and that can be a challenge in itself. But, to go along with that he is also overly sensitive at times and can sometimes let his emotions get the best of him. This book is helpful. I especially liked the Letting Feelings Go: A Guided Exercise (on page 90). My son is in touch with his emotions, maybe too much so at times so this exercise is very helpful.

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.)

It can be purchased directly through the publisher:

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win the book. To enter, leave us a comment below telling us why you would like to read this book. Deadline to enter is July 16th. 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via 
Self Disclosure: I received a free book to facilitate this feature.


  1. Denise Taylor-Dennis says

    I would like to win because it sounds like a great resource that could help my son.

  2. This book sounds very interesting

  3. Debbie moretti says

    This would be fabulous to figure out my unique ten-year-old.

  4. this would be a great resource for us as parents.

  5. Congrats K!

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