The Whole Brain Child

Review by Liz Huehnergarth

Kids frequently experience big feelings. Sometimes they really “flip their lids”, especially? when the homework gets hard and siblings get annoying. The Whole Brain Child? by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, gives parents practical strategies for helping kids integrate these big emotions with rational responses. Through story-telling, changing focus, and responding with empathy, parents can help their children recognize and move past challenging emotional situations. One of my favorite components of the book is the comic strip illustrations. The strips show everyday situations and how parents can use whole-brain strategies when responding to children. This book will help with strategies to meet your child in a healthy place when emotions run high!