Dr. Tina Bryson

Cottage Parent Talk Series proudly presents

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

on The Yes Brain and the Importance of Play

Tuesday, March 13th at 7 pm

Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College

1570 East Colorado Blvd


The  Yes Brain

When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as homework, screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. Parents can foster their children’s ability to say yes to the world and welcome all that life has to offer, even during difficult times. This is what it means to cultivate a Yes Brain, and it leads to the characteristics we want to nurture in them:  emotional regulation, resilience, personal insight, and empathy.  In this presentation based on her new book (co-authored with Dan Siegel), Dr. Tina Payne Bryson discusses ways to encourage in our kids this positive, engaged approach to life.  Using her trademark warmth and humor, she will discuss specific strategies for creating Yes Brain opportunities that allow your kids to thrive—both now and as they grow into adulthood.


Tickets are available for purchase at the door. General admission $20, Cottage alumni $10, current Cottage families free. We accept cash, credit card, or check (written to Cottage Co-op)

About Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of The Yes Brain, as well as two New York Times Best Sellers:  The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, each of which has been translated into over twenty languages.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, CA, where she and her interdisciplinary team of professionals work together to help kids and families thrive.  She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world.  The most important part of her bio, she says, is that she is a mom to her three boys. You can learn more about Dr. Bryson at TinaBryson.com, where you can subscribe to her blog and read her articles about children and parenting.  For more information about Dr. Byrson, please visit her website: http://tinabryson.com/about-tina/  
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