Matt W. Kane

Yes Brain

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child

Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Chapter 2: The Balanced Yes Brain


Chapter 3: The Resilient Yes Brain

            The central lesson focuses on helping kids face tough situations and calm themselves down, so they don’t become helpless in the face of their circumstances or emotions. You can let them know, in other words, that lots of life situations can be difficult, and that it’s okay to feel challenged by what comes up, but that those difficulties can make us stronger. Here’s a way to start the conversation:


Chapter 4: The Insightful Yes Brain

Yes Brain Kids: Teach Your Kids About Insight

            One of the best gifts we can give our kids is to help them improve their ability to recognize when they’re moving out of the green zone and do something about it before they lose control of their upstairs brain and begin to melt down or throw a tantrum.


Chapter 5: The Empathic Yes Brain

Yes Brain Kids: In the other “Yes Brain Kids” sections we’ve talked a lot about paying attention to your own reactions, and what’s going inside you. Now we want to talk about seeing what’s going on inside someone else.