Tina Payne Bryson

Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of two New York Times bestsellers: The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.  She is also a psychotherapist and the Executive Director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California. Dr. Bryson makes frequent media appearances on shows like “Good Morning America,” and in magazines like Redbook, TIME, and Real Simple. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where she researched attachment science, childrearing theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. Dr. Bryson speaks both nationally and internationally to parents, educators, and mental health professionals, focusing on how parents can help the kids they love be happier, healthier, and more fully themselves.

 

 

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
  • Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child
  • The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired
  • The Bottom Line for Baby: From Sleep Training to Screens, Thumb Sucking to Tummy Time--What the Science Says

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.

“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.

In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.

Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.

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Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

From the authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, an indispensable guide to unlocking your child’s innate capacity for resilience, compassion, and creativity.

When facing contentious issues such as screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. When kids work from a Yes Brain, they’re more willing to take chances and explore. They’re more curious and imaginative. They’re better at relationships and handling adversity. In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the beneficial “yes” state. You’ll learn

  • the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain—balance, resilience, insight, and empathy—and how to strengthen them
  • the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs. needing the “cushion” of safety and familiarity
  • strategies for navigating away from negative behavioral and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child’s capacity for positivity

The Yes Brain is an essential tool for nurturing positive potential and keeping your child’s inner spark glowing and growing strong.

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NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE: THE WHOLE-BRAIN WAY TO CALM THE CHAOS AND NURTURE YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPING MIND

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.

Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. Inside this sanity-saving guide you’ll discover

• strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy—and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart
• facts on child brain development—and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages
• the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child—no matter how extreme the behavior—while still setting clear and consistent limits
• tips for navigating your child through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair
• twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make—and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques

Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, No-Drama Discipline shows you how to work with your child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.

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The Power of Showing Up HOW PARENTAL PRESENCE SHAPES WHO OUR KIDS BECOME AND HOW THEIR BRAINS GET WIRED

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Press Features & Reviews

Doug recalls: "As parents Dan and Tina (and their humble agent and editor) knew that the new discoveries in neuroscience were so powerful that they needed to be presented to those most responsible for shaping the minds of the future: parents and teachers. It was a challenge to boil brain science down to simple stories and exercises that bleary-eyed parents could understand—I have parented twins and know what bleary-eyed means. With this as our goal, Dan and Tina did an amazing job of simplifying these concepts and even creating cartoons for parents—as well as for kids. It is brain science and it’s easy to understand. I am so grateful to Dan and Tina for this book, and my kids are grateful, too."

"From the moment I met Doug he's been a pleasure to work with."