The Whole Brain Approach: No-Drama Discipline and Nurturing Children

Instructor:  Tina Dale, MSW

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Dates: Thursdays, November 29, December 6, 13, 2018

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Institute Classroom A 8820 Ladue Rd., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

Course Level:  Introductory

Fee: $100 (includes copy of No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind)

This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for: 4.5 Credit Hours

Attention Early Childhood Educators: This course has been approved for clock hours by the Missouri Professional Development Registry.  To receive these clock hours, you must include your MOPD ID number when registering.

This series will focus on the book No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, authored by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.  These experts explain the latest neuroscience breakthroughs, making themNo-Drama Discipline understandable and accessible to all readers.  They provide clear explanations of a child’s developing brain—how it develops over the short term and how it develops over the long term.

Encouraging children to cooperate begins with establishing a connection with them, validating their feelings, empathizing with them, and helping them to mindfully repair ruptures in their relationships on a daily basis.  Solid evidence shows, teaching children self regulation, begins with an already self-contained adult, attuned to the mind of a young child.

Collectively utilizing the latest scientific information and terming it “The Whole Brain Approach,” the authors explain the science behind ways to create calm, no-drama disciplinary environments.  Parents, teachers, care givers, and professionals working with parents and/or children, will find this material helpful in fostering nurturing relationships with children and those that care for children.


  1. Describe the dual goals of no-drama discipline.
  2. Describe the importance of self regulating and connecting prior to redirecting.
  3. Describe the three “Brain C’s” of Changing, Changeable, and Complex.
  4. Describe how “integration in relationship” creates “integration in the brain.”
  5. Describe differences between “reactive responses” and “connecting responses” to children.
  6. Explain that “Insight+Empathy=Mindsight(Integration/Repair).”

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