Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £14.49

Buy Now for £14.49

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

From the best-selling parenting experts behind The Whole-Brain Child comes a highly successful plan for helping your child become more independent and resilient.

Children can often act out or shut down when faced with a setback or a tricky issue like homework, food or screen time. This is what acclaimed parenting experts Dr Siegel and Dr Bryson call the 'No Brain' response. But you can help your child develop the ability to cope, solve their own problems and thrive by nurturing their 'Yes Brain'.

Drawing on their successful work with thousands of parents and children from all backgrounds, Dr Siegel and Dr Bryson provide the advice, tools and activities to help parents with children of all ages.

This is what the 'Yes Brain' approach looks like in action:

  • A five-year-old boy thinks about his first day at school and says, 'I'm nervous, but I'll give it a try.'
  • An eight-year-old girl says, 'I'd like to join the football team, even though none of my friends like football.'
  • A 14 year-old boy looks at a test he's earned a D- for and says, 'That's not the mark I wanted, but it's not the end of the world. I'll ask the teacher how I can improve.'

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Daniel J Siegel, 2018 Tina Payne Bryson (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

What listeners say about The Yes Brain Child

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    92
  • 4 Stars
    21
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    67
  • 4 Stars
    21
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    65
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Such a great parenting book

As a therapist, I'm always cautious when reading parenting books because I don't think there is one method that works for all. However, this book is without fault as it really takes differentiation into account and teaches you about the neuro-biology behind the parenting skills it teaches. It has loads of info on the research and I love the fact that it comes with a downloadable PDF.

Well worth the read.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Wisdom for parents - simple, clear & full of heart

Where does The Yes Brain Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

All Dan Siegel's books are excellent.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The three zones and how to help our children develop resilience and empathy are really helpful.

What about Daniel J Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson ’s performance did you like?

Dan's compassion and humanity shine through. It's not easy to recognize what's going on and respond appropriately to our children in every moment of every day; Dan & Tina acknowledge this and provide positive encouragement.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Take a breath; building resilience & relationship

Any additional comments?

Kudos to Dan Siegel - I've been following his work for a few years now. Parenting is challenging and rewarding, it's also sometimes bewildering ..... Dan's work has been an invaluable part of my journey.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book

I have read books by these authors before and they never disappoint. This is great book and I have been able to use some of the strategies with my 5 and 6 year old.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

great book!

I am a big fan of Daniel J Siegel and I have,read most of his books but I have to say that there,are some that resonate with me more and The yes brain child is definitely one of them.Lots of food for thought and practical notes ...Can not wait to read his next book which will be out next year.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Good

Good book to listen and would highly recommend to friend and family members for th

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great follow up book from the whole brain child

I loved the whole brain child and this is a fantastic follow up book with great strategies for creating a better relationship with my children. it has helped us immensely

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • RK
  • 30-01-21

The Ultimate Parenting Handbook

If all parents engaged with the material in this book, our children would grow up to be well adjusted human beings.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

the woman voice is annoying

the book is great but I skipped the chapters with the female voice because it was so annoying!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing , excellent in every sentence.

I would definitely recommend this book to every parent and carer. thank you to the authors for sharing their priceless knowledge and experience with us.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another Brilliant insightfull book

Loved it! Apply these yes brain strategies in raising my son. I learned a lot