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The Yes Brain

Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

5 mins

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The Yes Brain offers parenting techniques that will give your kids an open attitude towards life, balance, resilience, insight, and empathy.

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The Yes Brain

The Yes Brain

by Daniel J. Siegel

Overview

Parents want all the good things in life for their kids, like health, wealth, and happiness. In today's fast-paced world, though, it can be a little unclear how to get them. The old routes of college and marriage don't seem to be working as well as in previous years.

What's a parent to do? How can we point kids in the right direction when we don't know where to go ourselves? People of all ages can best cope with life when they remain open to its challenges and opportunities. We need to have a 'yes' attitude rather than hunkering down into defensiveness and resistance.

In The Yes Brain, mental health professionals Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson provide thoughtful ways for promoting the 'yes' qualities of balance, resilience, insight, and empathy in kids. These may sound like fuzzy traits, but according to Siegel and Bryson, there are specific actions you can take to develop them in yourself and your kids.

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In this Yes Brain state, we open ourselves to a sense of equanimity and harmony, allowing us to absorb, assimilate, and learn from new information.

- Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson

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