The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 4

As I delve more into this book, I discover such interesting things about parenting. It may seem obvious once you read it but its the kind of thing that doesn’t really cross your mind. For instance, if a toddler was doing something bad or not eating their vegetables, the first action is to scold. In some cases, one wouldn’t go beyond saying “no” or spanking … Continue reading The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 4

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 3

This chapter is about how the bottom parts of your brain connects to the top parts. The bottom of the brain contains the amygdala which is responsible for decision-making, memory and emotional reactions. It is part of the limbic system which deals with the body’s emotional responses. This chapter describes the brain as a house. The bottom part of the house is the amygdala and the top part … Continue reading The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 3

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 2

This chapter focuses on integration. Integrating the left and right sides of the brain is very important for the emotional health of the child. Children are predominantly right sided which is obvious with how emotional they get. Their brains aren’t mature enough to think before they act or think before they feel. Not sure if you guys know my background or not, but I used … Continue reading The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 2

The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 1

Parenting is a difficult thing. Recently I have been worried that we haven’t been nurturing her growing mind correctly. For months I had been meaning to get some books on the subject but only now did I actually get to choosing some books. The book I’m currently reading is called “The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. There are many opinions and … Continue reading The Whole-Brain Child: Chapter 1

Unschooling vs. Tiger Moms

I recently came across a video about “free range children.” I know what you’re thinking…do I mean “chickens”…no, I actually mean “children.” And I know that this is only one example but I found it shocking. I’ve actually never heard of free range children before. These are children who are left to learn about the world on their own. They do not go to school … Continue reading Unschooling vs. Tiger Moms