Dr. Tina Payne Bryson speaks internationally to parents, educators, camps, and clinicians, focusing on how we can help the kids we love be happier, healthier, and more fully themselves.  The co-author (with Dan Siegel) of the New York Times best-selling THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and the New York Times best-selling NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE, Tina is a psychotherapist and the Executive Director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California, where she offers parenting consultations and provides therapy to children and adolescents.  She makes frequent media appearances in venues like TIME, “Good Morning America,” Huffington Post, Redbook, and Real Simple. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology.  She has an unusual knack for taking research and theory from various fields of science, and offering it in a way that’s clear, realistic, humorous, and immediately helpful.

To book her for an event at your school or organization, Contact Tina.

To learn more about The Center for Connection, click here.

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NYT cover--NDDClick here to order No-Drama Discipline!  Here’s what people are saying:

“Frustrated parents often ask me why the disciplinary techniques they are using with their children aren’t working, or are even making things worse.  I have not always known what to say, because I was not always sure that I understood what was going wrong.  Now I know.  No-Drama Discipline unlocks the secrets of discipline: what works and what doesn’t and why—and what to do when you are pulling your hair out.  Simply put, Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson’s insights and techniques will make you a better parent.  I know that  I will be using the concepts from this extraordinarily helpful book for years to come.”  

Michael Thompson, Ph.D., co-author of Raising Cain and It’s a Boy!

“Using simple and clear explanation, practical advice, and cartoons that make the ‘how-to’ guidance come alive, this book is a rich resource for families trying to navigate meltdowns and misunderstandings. It explains how neurobiology drives children’s infuriating and puzzling behavior and will help parents make their way through the trenches of a typical day with grace, mutual respect and a good helping of delight.”

Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and The Blessing of a B-

What a relief! Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson take the difficulty out of discipline, for parents or anyone who has to help kids behave.  No-Drama Discipline offers a research-based, common-sense approach that any grownup will be happy to use, and any kid will benefit from.

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

“Wow! This book grabbed me from the very first page and did not let go.  Siegel and Bryson explain extremely well why punishment is a dead-end strategy. Then they describe what to do instead. By making the latest breakthroughs in brain science accessible to any parent, they show why empathy and connection are the royal road to cooperation, discipline, and family harmony.”

Lawrence J. Cohen, author of The Opposite of Worry and Playful Parenting

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

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Tina's New York Times Best Seller THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD, co-authored with Dan Siegel, has been translated into over 20 different languages, and was named an Audio Publishers Association 2013 Audie Award Finalist! Harvey Karp (The Happiest Baby on the Block) says that Tina and Dan "turn leading brain science into simple, smart-and-effective-solutions to your child's struggles." Mary Pipher (Reviving Ophelia) raves about the book, calling it "my new baby gift." CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF TRANSLATIONS OF THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD

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