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A Whole Brain Child Review

April 2, 2019

This week, we invited Auroosa back on the show to co-host the episode and review with Terri one of their favourite parenting books; The Whole Brain Child by neuroscientist Daniel J. Seigel and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson. 

The Whole Brain Child is a best selling parenting book, packed with multiple strategies to help parents nurture their child's developing mind. We talk about what we loved about the book and how we applied it with our kids. We discuss the key takeaways from our perspective from the book that would be beneficial to our audience, along with taking up some of the examples and theories shared in the book. 

We talk about how the book helps parents take away difficult parenting times and turn them into teachable moments and how to help your child use the different parts of their brain to work together. Within this, we discuss how to integrate the left and right brain as well as the upstairs and downstairs brain to work together as a whole. 

We also look at how traumas can be discussed with your children in age appropriate ways, as explained by the authors. 

One of the examples we share from our personal lives is Terri and her son's experience with learning about Momo, and how she used the learnings from this book to help guide her son into navigating stress that's created by the Momo discovery. 

Lastly, we announce a giveaway that's coming out this week with a signed book that Dr. Tina Bryson graciously gave to the podcast, to be given to one of the listeners.

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If you are interested in purchasing this book, the book is available at any major book seller (including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Chapters/Indigo).