The Upstairs and Downstairs Brain

brainRecently, I attended a fascinating 3-day training on the latest findings in neuroscience.  This field has exploded in the last 10-12 years and one of the leading researchers, Dr. Dan Siegel, applies these new findings to the realm of parenting. He and Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, have co-authored two books (The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline) which I highly recommend if you are interested in learning how to work with your child’s brain development instead of against it.

Here’s an article from Dr. Bryson on how to engage your child’s “upstairs” brain instead of devolving into the chaos of the “downstairs” brain.