Be a part of a special two day appearance with international speaker and psychotherapist Tina Payne Bryson PhD focusing on brain informed parenting to develop a student’s “yes brain” for nurturing successful children who thrive. Here are the strategies to strengthen emotional, academic and social skills, helping to move teens from negative emotions like stress and disappointment to positivity and an engaged approach to life.
No Drama Discipline/The Whole Brain Child (3-10 years of age)
9:30 am Wednesday, Sept. 26 Marquardt School District 15 administration center 1860 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights
Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No – it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! Using stories and humor Dr. Bryson demystifies the meltdowns and aggravation, to explain in a clear and practical way the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. Turn outbursts, arguments and fears into opportunities to integrate a child’s brain and foster vital growth.
Dr Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of the New York Times bestsellers “The Whole Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline” each of which has been translated into over twenty languages. Join us when Dr. Bryson will apply scientific insights offered it in a way that’s clear, realistic, and immediately helpful so adults can better connect with the children they care about. Participants will learn about how kids’ (and their own) brains work informing how they help youth deal with everyday struggles, balance their emotions, make good choices and enjoy better relationships on the path to a more successful and rewarding life.
The Yes Brain: How to Raise Resilient, Positive and Successful Students in Negative Times 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 Glenbard South 23W200 Butterfield Road. in Glen Ellyn
When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and the resolution of issues such as homework, and screen-time limits, teens often act out or shut down, responding with negativity instead of receptivity. One constructive approach is for parents to guide their children to a “yes brain” mindset which will lead to desirable characteristics such as emotional regulation, resilience, personal insight, curiosity, independence, and empathy. Based on her new book (co-authored with Dan Siegel), Dr. Bryson will discuss ways to encourage positive thinking. Using her trademark warmth and humor Dr.Bryson will discuss specific strategies for creating “yes brain” opportunities that allow our students to succeed — both now and as they grow into adulthood.
These events are free and open to the public
Continuing professional development units are available.