Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Whole-Brain Child Workbook Review and Giveaway

I deal with anger on a daily basis. It can be exhausting, stressful, and depressing.  Over the years,  I have learned how to calm my kids and redirect their anger while building their self esteem and acknowledging their feelings.

Wether you have a typical child or one that has special needs we all struggle with anger. It could be in the form of sibling rivalry, outbursts, tantrums, homework struggles, computer time battles etc. There is away to have emotionally intelligent children. But it takes practice. 

Lots and lots of practice.

Enter The Whole-Brain Child WorkbookBased on their New York Times bestselling book, The Whole-Brain Child, internationally acclaimed neuropsychiatrist Dan Siegel, M.D., and brain-based parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., have created a 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. 

Drs. Siegel and Bryson declare the workbook free of rules, obligations, or guilt it s simply a tool for parents and caregivers to find more help with support, move towards a deeper understanding of and connection with their children, and gain a fuller understanding of themselves as parents.

What you can find:

  • Tools for solving sibling conflict, homework struggles, screen time battles, tantrums, outbursts, sulking and more.
  • Practical, age-specific exercises and activities
  • 12 whole-brain strategies, which can become a shared vocabulary for parents, grandparents, caregivers, clinicians, and educators 
  • Interactive format that allows journaling to integrate ideas with each person s own parenting approach
  • Cartoons, graphs and illustrations

Here is peek at what you will see in this workbook. 

I spent a couple of weeks writing in this workbook and trying out the techniques. I have to say, it has made a HUGE difference in me and my kids. My kids feel validated and I am less stressed and angry.  This summer has already proven to be a happy one all around. I am not perfect and I don't always implement what I have learned. We all have those days and that's ok. But for the most part as a family we are happier, my kids feel they can tell me what's really making them upset and know that I will listen. 

That is HUGE in my book. 

I love The Whole-Brain Child workbook so much that I have decided to give one copy away! This is for US residents only. Giveaway ends July 10th. 

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  1. I'm in the throws of toddler tantrums along with trying to teach sharing. This book would be a great help as these are two of my main parenting issues right now.

  2. This is DEFINITELY a book I could use! I have such a hard time with my daughter, she drives me bonkers some days!

  3. My daughters tend to pick up my bad habits and that's my biggest struggle. I want to teach them to do the right things, not what I am doing. As an example, I'm an emotional saver. I save everything that I get emotionally attached to. I've watched them become the same way. With respect to controlling the anger - I could definitely use some of these tips!

  4. My son is on the Autism Spectrum, so tantrums are a big thing that we deal with. I wish I had one of these when he was younger because it looks like something that would work well with him.

  5. Following through. The boys tend to push the limits and I have to repeat myself often. I'd love to read this book!

  6. This will be helpful for my 3rd child. My other two are too old for this to be of much help now.


  7. My little guy is in full toddler mode and he has about 100 tantrums a day lol this would definitely be handy

  8. I think I could get a good bit of info out of this workbook! I have a hard time not just brushing things off.

  9. Ah this book looks great! I need to definitely work on some of these techniques with the kids haha.

  10. My greatest struggle as a parent is making sure I don't let everything else that demands my time take my focus of what is really important- quality time with my children!

  11. This book sounds like it's full of really helpful parenting advice. The pictures and graphs would help a lot.

  12. Wow, this seems like an interesting parenting guide. Maybe not one that would work in our house but I can see how it would be beneficial to others.


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