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 best-selling THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD (Random House Delacorte, 2011) and the upcoming NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE (due out in September!), Tina is a psychotherapist and school counselor who makes frequent media appearances on venues like “Good Morning America” and Redbook magazine. 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.
Tina and Dan’s new book is set to come out in September, and advance praise for No-Drama Discipline is rolling in!
“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
Want to see Tina on video? In “10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children Handle Their Emotions,” Tina responds to the questions she’s most often asked by parents in her office. And in “The Whole-Brain Child” DVD, she and Dan Siegel teach the concepts from their bestseller The Whole-Brain Child to a group of actual parents. Order your copies here!
Tina's best-selling book, THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD, co-authored with Dan Siegel, has been translated into 18 different languages, and has been named an Audio Publishers Association 2013 Audie Award Finalist!
Mary Pipher (Reviving Ophelia) raves about the book, calling it "my new baby gift."