Book Club: Developing & Nurturing Children's Minds - The Yes Brain and The Whole Brain Child
Parents in TechApril 02, 2023
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Book Club: Developing & Nurturing Children's Minds - The Yes Brain and The Whole Brain Child

The theme for this episode of Parents in Tech Book Club is developing and nurturing our children's minds. We examine two books by New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph. D., in which they deep-dive into the β€œwhy” of our children's behavior and the β€œhow” for our kids to reach their full potential.

The first book is titled "The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child", and the second is titled "The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind". The first book takes a more practical approach, distinguishing the yes brain from the no brain, and then categorizing yes brain characteristics into four fundamentals:

  1. Balanced yes brain
  2. Resilient yes brain
  3. Insightful yes brain
  4. Empathic yes brain

The book includes strategies and ideas for implementing these fundamentals.

The second book provides a science-based explanation of how a child's brain works, dividing the brain's integration process into five concepts: left and right brain integration, vertical and horizontal integration, memory integration, self-integration, and self-integration with others, as well as providing 12 tactics based on these concepts.

So, what will we be discussing in the next few minutes? We will summarize the key takeaways from each of the six topics.

  1. Understanding the child's brain
  2. Balance
  3. Resilience
  4. Insight
  5. Empathy
  6. Memory


Welcome to the Parents in Tech Book Club! In each episode, we summarize lessons and takeaways from two best-selling parenting books, so you can save time, get your dose of parenting advice and get back to our families and careers.

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