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Stanley Greenspan

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"If your child is going to develop a healthy personality with the capacity to remain intact and grow, she must learn how to test reality, regulate her impulses, stabilize her moods, integrate her feelings and actions, focus her concentration, and plan."

Dr. Stanley Greenspan

Who is Stanley Greenspan?

Dr. Stanley Greenspan was a renowned American clinical professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School.

Dr. Greenspan was also the Head of the NIMH.

Dr. Greenspand was also well-known for his work on emotional development, intelligence in children, and his creation of the Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model and Floor Time play therapy method.

He also served as the Chairman of Interactive Metronome's Scientific Advisory Board.

Achieving Dr. Stanley Greenspan's Goal for Children

Let's break down Dr. Greenspan's quote above and see how BrainBeat can help your child achieve these aims.

1. Helping Your Child More Confidently Test Reality

BrainBeat introduces problem-solving situations in every training session. Children are guided to improve executive planning skills and coordinate bodily actions. This unique training method improves focus, timing, brain processing speed, and fine motor skills, boosting confidence to engage and test their environment.

2. Regulating Impulses & Stabilizing their Moods

BrainBeat training results in improved patience, reduced impulsivity, and better mood, by training the different parts of the brain to be better synchronized and less erratic.

3. Improving Focus and Concentration

Each game is designed to challenge and develop their concentration skills and timing. As they play and progress, children develop the ability to focus for more extended periods and are better able to filter out distractions.

4. Planning, Foresight, and Organization Skills

BrainBeat’s unique combination of physical & cognitive exercises trains different parts of the brain to be faster, better synchronized, and more organized. This dramatically improves your child’s thought process, improving their ability to plan, organize, and be more efficient in their actions. 

BrainBeat uses the power of science to help your child develop the essential skills needed to live a successful life.

The BrainBeat program aligns with Dr. Greenspan's principles for child development, offering an evidence-based approach to nurturing a healthy, growing personality in your child.\

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Stanley Greenspan's Top 20 Quotes

Quote #1 - On Personality Development

If your child is going to develop a healthy personality with the capacity to remain intact and grow, she must learn how to test reality, regulate her impulses, stabilize her moods, integrate her feelings and actions, focus her concentration, and plan.

Quote #2 - On Children's Problems

"We need to take a less narrow look at our children’s problems and, instead, see them as windows of opportunity—a way of exploring and understanding all facets of our children’s development. If we can understand the underlying developmental process, we can see a child’s struggles as signs of striving toward growth instead of chronic problems or attempts to aggravate adults."

Quote #3 - On Learning

Learning first occurs as a part of emotional interactions; it involves the split-second initiatives that children take as they try to engage other people, interact with them communicate and reason with them.

Quote #4 on Empathy

Empathy comes from being empathized with.

Quote #5 - on Children's Struggles

Imagine driving a car that isn't working well. When you step on the gas the car sometimes lurches forward and sometimes doesn't respond. When you blow the horn it sounds blaring. The brakes sometimes slow the car, but not always. The blinkers work occasionally, the steering is erratic, and the speedometer is inaccurate.
You are engaged in a constant struggle to keep the car on the road, and it is difficult to concentrate on anything else.

Quote #6 on Discipline

Good discipline is more than just punishing or laying down the law. It is liking children and letting them see that they are liked. It is caring enough about them to provide good, clear rules for their protection.

Quote #7 on Child's First Years of Life

If our society were truly to appreciate the significance of children's emotional ties throughout the first years of life, it would no longer tolerate children growing up or parents having to struggle in situations which could not possibly nourish healthy growth.

Quote #8 on Peer Relationships

A new world of complex relationships and feelings opens up when the peer group takes its place alongside the family as the emotional focus of the child's life. Early peer relationships contribute significantly to the child's ability to participate in a group (and in that sense, society), deal with competition and disappointment, enjoy the intimacy of friendships, and intuitively understand social relationships as they play out at school, in the neighborhood, and later in the workplace and adult family.

Quote #9 on Interpersonal Comfort

Although pretend play is important, it is still the means to an end, not the end itself. Do not make the mistake of thinking a contrived, pretend drama can substitute for real interpersonal comfort in dealing with important emotional issues.

Quote #10 on Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is an inner feeling: Sometimes it corresponds with outer reality, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Quote #11 on Emotional Involvement

Even if you find yourself in a heated exchange with your toddler, it is better for your child to feel the heat rather than for him to feel you withdraw emotionally.... Active and emotional involvement between parent and child helps the child make the limits a part of himself.

Quote #12 on Being Consistent with Kids

Parents are led to believe that they must be consistent, that is, always respond to the same issue the same way. Consistency is good up to a point but your child also needs to understand context and subtlety . . . much of adult life is governed by context: what is appropriate in one setting is not appropriate in another; the way something is said may be more important than what is said. . . .

Quote #13 on Planning & Sequencing Actions

Attention, learning, and problem-solving depend in part on the ability to plan and sequence actions and ideas. The Interactive Metronome(R) helps individuals systematically exercise and often improve basic motor planning and sequencing capacities.

Quote #14 on Books & Children

If you do a little bit of looking at books with your children and inspire them to be curious about the pictures and ... what the word means, but don't get into very structured systematic teaching at too early an age, and you also interact emotionally and have fun with pretend play ... then you have the best of both worlds.

Quote #15 on a Child's View on the Future

To be motivated to sit at home and study, instead of going out and playing, children need a sense of themselves over time--they need to be able to picture themselves in the future.... If they can't, then they're simply reacting to daily events, responding to the needs of the moment--for pleasure, for affiliation, for acceptance.

Quote #16 on Self Esteem

Self-esteem is an inner feeling: Sometimes, it corresponds with outer reality, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Quote #17 on Children Being Great Kids

All children have within them the potential to be great
kids. It's our job to create a great world where this potential can flourish. 

Quote #18 on Cognition

We really need to change that historic dichotomy of cognition on the one hand, emotions on the other hand, and realize that our emotions are the fuel that gives rise to social behavior but also to different levels of intelligence.

Quote #19 on Schools

Schools tend to be very structured and to put a high priority on compliance and limit setting, rather than on engaging, interacting, problem-solving, and thinking creatively and logically.

Quote #20 on Early Development

We now understand that the lines of early development are interrelated. Rather than assessing language skills, motor skills, and social-emotional skills separately, we should look at how well these abilities are integrated, how they work together as a whole.