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The ‘Yes Brain’: Coaching Our Kids From Reactivity to Receptivity

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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 a “No Brain” response. But what if our kids could be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity?

In this ParentMap Live talk with renowned author Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., learn what it means to cultivate a “Yes Brain.” 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. In this presentation based on her book (co-authored with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.) “The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child,” Bryson shares ways to encourage this positive, engaged approach to life. Using her trademark warmth and humor, she discusses specific strategies for creating “Yes Brain” opportunities that will allow your kids to thrive — both now and as they grow into adulthood

About the speaker

Tina Payne Bryson headshotTina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and the founder and executive director of The Center for Connection, a multidisciplinary clinical practice, and of the Play Strong Institute, a center devoted to the study, research and practice of play therapy through a neurodevelopmental lens. She is the author of “Bottom Line for Baby”; and co-author (with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.) of “The Power of Showing Up” and “The Yes Brain,” as well as two New York Times–bestselling collaborations, “The Whole-Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline.”

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