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.