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No-Drama Discipline

Broadcast date: 2/19/2015

What parent hasn’t been in the middle of a store when their toddler throws a tantrum?  Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. 

Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. What should a parent do in these situations? In their New York Times bestselling books, The Whole Brain Child & No-Drama Discipline, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist, and parenting expert, Tina Payne Bryson, demystify meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures.  

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, the whole brain, no-drama approach provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tensions, tantrums, and tears—without causing a scene.  Defining the true meaning of discipline (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. 

Host Kris Kington-Barker is joined by author of The Whole Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, Dr. Daniel Siegel, to share brain-based strategies for everyday parenting. Dr. Siegel is the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute and clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. Local parent educator Lea Payne Scott will also being joining the program.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.

Kris Kington-Barker is co-host of Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday on KCBX from 1:00—12:00 p.m. Kris has worked in healthcare fields ranging from mental health to hospital administration, and has served as a volunteer and board member for many Central Coast non-profit organizations.