Chapter 16

Brain Science: Cultivate the Positive

1. Wonderful charts and diagrams are available at

2. B. D. Perry, “Traumatized Children: How Childhood Trauma Influences Brain Development,” Journal of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill 11, no. 1 (2000): 48–51.

3. Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell, Parenting from the Inside Out (New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2004).

4. Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, The Whole Brain Child (New York: Delacorte Press, 2011).

5. John Medina, Brain Rules, quoted in “Lincoln High School in Walla Walla Tries a New Approach to School Discipline,” April 23, 2012,

6. G. di Pellegrino, L. Fadiga, L. Fogassi, V. Gallese, and G. Rizzolatti, “Understanding Motor Events: A Neurophysiological Study,” Experimental Brain Research 91 (1992): 176–80.

7. Inspired by Parenting Beyond Punishment at

8. Ibid.

9. Anna Wong (psychologist and clinical manager of Child and Family Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente Oakland), in discussion with Kristen Caven, 2012.

10. Download the free printable “25 Things to Love about Attention Deficit Disorder” from A few examples are spontaneity, ingenuity, and a sparkling personality!

11. I. J. Baguley, J. Cooper, and K. Felmingham, “Aggressive Behavior Following Traumatic Brain Injury: How Common Is Common?” The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 21, no. 1 (January–February 2006): 45–56; Rick Nauert, “Head Injuries Linked to Violent Behavior,” PsychCentral, June 3, 2011,

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