“The Whole-Brain Child” by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a book that I endorse all moms to have in their home libraries. It is a good, easy read with extremely helpful strategies to understand and nurture a child’s developing mind. It addresses the “terrible twos” as well as the “rebellious teens”.
At 12:00 noon on Monday, October 10th, 2011, I was traveling home from my Yoga class and tuned my car radio to NPR to hear “Voices in the Family” and listened to an interview between the radio host, Dr. Dan Gottlieb and the author of “The Whole-Brain Child”, Dr. Dan Siegel. The author received his medical degree from Harvard University and is a practicing Neuropsychiatrist and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine as well as Co-Director of the “Mindful Awareness Research Center”. He has done research studying the young brain with clinically significant outcomes. After listening to the entire interview on NPR I bought the book and have been coaching clients using Dr. Seigel’s successful ways to nurture outbursts, arguments and fears that encompass everyday life.
If you would like to know more about Dr. Seigel just go to http://drdansiegel.com to read all about his endeavors.
One more comment, this book would make a nice holiday gift for any parent. e-Nurse Femtique Judith