Dan Siegel, The Yes Brain

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz is pleased to present New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. for a discussion and signing of his new book, The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child.

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When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as homework, screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., the New York Times bestselling authors of The Whole Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, call a No Brain response—but it doesn’t have to be that way. In The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child, they explain how kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. Parents can foster their children’s ability to say yes to the world and welcome all that life has to offer, even during difficult times—this is otherwise known as cultivating the “Yes Brain.”

When kids work from a “Yes Brain”, they ultimately become more open, creative, and resilient. They’re more willing to take chances and explore, more curious and imaginative, and less worried about making mistakes. They’re also better at relationships and more flexible when it comes to handling adversity and big feelings. Overall, it evokes a clear internal compass that directs their decisions, as well as the way they treat others.

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and executive director of the Mindsight institute. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm, Mind, and, with Tina Payne Bryson, The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline. He is also the author of the bestsellers Mindsight and, with Mary Hartzell, Parenting from the Inside Out. The author of the internationally acclaimed professional texts The Mindful Brain and The Developing Mind, Dr. Siegel keynotes conferences and conducts workshops worldwide. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, with welcome visits from their adult son and daughter.

“This unique and exciting book shows us how to help children embrace life with all of its challenges and thrive in a modern world…It’s a veritable treasure chest of parenting insights and techniques.”  —Carol Dweck, author of Mindset

“Easily assimilated and informative, the book will help adults enable children to lead physically and emotionally satisfying and well-rounded lives filled with purpose and meaningful relationships. Edifying, easy-to-understand scientific research that shows the benefits that accrue when a child is encouraged to be inquisitive, spirited, and intrepid.” —Kirkus

“Siegel and Bryson have taken a high-level concept and broken it down into an approach that is easy to understand and implement. Parents, grandparents, teachers, clinicians, and other caregivers will find something in the plan that they can use to help the children in their care to excel.” —Publisher’s Weekly

This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Open seating. Seats are generally set up one hour prior to the event's start time.

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399594663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - January 9th, 2018


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