The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
by Daniel J. Siegel, MD., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
The recent discovery in neuroscience is that the brain has plasticity and
can physically change throughout one’s life. Parents can directly shape
the unfolding growth of their child’s brain by the experiences they offer
The 12 strategies described in this book can be used by parents to help
their child integrate the different areas of their brain and cultivate
emotional and intellectual development for a more balanced life.
Everything a child experiences can affect the way their brain forms.
Watching television, playing video games and texting will wire the brain
in certain ways. Educational activities, sports and music wire the brain
in another way. Spending time with family and friends and learning
about relationships also affect brain development.