Whole-Brain Book Resources

We hope you guys have gotten some useful insight and strategies as we worked our way through The Whole-Brain Approach. The original book, The Whole-Brain Child, was published in 2011 and has been translated into dozens of languages.

Since then, authors Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have written several books on implementing Whole-Brain principles, as well as new neuroscience-based research on child development and parenting.

Here is a list of other titles you can pick up:

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Course Notes: The Whole-Brain Child Approach, Pt. 5

Last week, we covered the following:

  • As our kids begin to acknowledge and address their emotions, they start realizing that situations can be complicated
  • How we, as parents, effect our kids as they make sense of their circumstances
  • Strategies on how to help our children integrate the many pieces of themselves

Home stretch! On to the last 2 strategies.

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Course Notes: The Whole-Brain Child Approach, Pt. 4

In Monday’s post, we discussed:

  • How our two types of memory (implicit and explicit) work together to recall an experience
  • What to do if an implicit memory (feelings, behavior, bodily sensations) is disconnected from its explicit memory (recall of an experience), resulting in an emotional flood 
  • Strengthening and integrating these memory pieces through daily practice 

Now that we’re caught up, let’s move to the next three strategies.

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Course Notes: The Whole-Brain Child Approach. Pt 3

Our last Whole-Brain post covered the following topics:

  • Aside from the brain being divided into two hemispheres, it can also be split into the upstairs (reasoning) and the downstairs (emotions)
  • Strategies 3, 4, and 5 connect these two brains to reduce an “emotional hijack” and promote clear thinking

On to strategies 6 and 7. They’re short, we promise!

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Course Notes: The Whole-Brain Child Approach, Pt. 2

In our last Whole-Brain post, we talked about the first two Whole-Brain Approach strategies. A quick recap:

  • The brain is shaped through genetics and experience.
  • The brain’s two polar opposite hemispheres and how they must work together to achieve balance and well-being, away from chaos and rigidity.
  • The first two strategies on how to integrate both hemispheres when your child is experiencing emotional moments

On to the next segment and Strategies 3-5!

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