Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make their parents’ lives endlessly challenging? No – it’s just their developing brain calling the shots! Using stories and humor Bryson demystifies the meltdowns and aggravation, to explain in a clear and practical way the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. Turn outbursts, arguments and fears into opportunities to integrate a child's brain and foster vital growth.