Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Review :: The Whole-Brain Child

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When I was pregnant I really loved reading books and watching movies/documentaries on pregnancy and birth. I guess it only makes sense that now that I'm a parent I love reading parenting books. I don't love reading all parenting books though, just the ones that talk about children's brain development and more gentle parenting methods that correspond with that brain development. 
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My favourite book so far has been The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. I am awful at describing books (I always make them sound crazy & weird) so you can check out a description here (or Google it). Anyways, this book is amazing and I will definitely be reading it again. I actually got pretty upset while I was reading because it hit home so many times about things that I recognized from my own childhood. I'm not saying I had a terrible childhood, because I didn't, but I definitely dealt with some issues that I didn't understand and this book helped me realize what was probably going on. 

I feel like The Whole-Brain Child doesn't even just apply to people who are dealing with children. Since reading it I have become more sensitive and patient about the strange things that people sometimes do. I honestly think that everyone should read it if you are at all interested in how the brain works and handles emotions. 

I really can't say enough good things about The Whole-Brain Child. This is in no way a sponsored review, I bought the book with my own dollar bills, I just really loved it and I think that everyone in the world should read it. Yep, everyone, in the whole entire world.

Have you read The Whole-Brain Child? What did you think? Any other recommendations for similar books?

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