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This meetup is geared towards caregivers of children ages 0-12 (kids will not be at the meeting) and is based on the book, The Whole Brain Child. We will work through the book chapter by chapter. We will most likely meet at Salem United Church of Christ in downtown Farmington. Here is a summary of the book:

"In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain- and make accessible- the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. The "upstairs brain," which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in younger children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. Now wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child's brain and foster vital growth.
Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives."

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