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Dr. Tina Bryson

  • Pasadena City College 1570 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91106 USA (map)

Cottage Parent Talk Series proudly presents:

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, PhD


The Yes Brain and the Importance of Play

Tuesday, March 13th at 7 pm | Pasadena City College


The Yes Brain

Tina's talk will focus on aspects of the new book she's working on, The Yes Brain.  She will explain about current research into what's called "the science of play."  These studies demonstrate that play is actually essential for optimal development.  It reduces stress and offers all kinds of social, psychological, and cognitive benefits.  Still, play itself is endangered in American schools and homes, as it is replaced by structured activities, lessons, practices, and on and on.


Tickets are available for purchase at the door. General admission $20, Cottage alumni $10, current Cottage families free. We accept cash, credit card, or check (written to Cottage Co-op)  

About Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is the co-author (with Dan Siegel) of the New York Times Best Selling THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD (Random House Delacorte, 2011), which has now been published in over twenty languages, and the New York Times best-selling NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE (Random House Bantam, 2014).  She is a psychotherapist and the Executive Director of The Center for Connection in Pasadena, California, where she offers parenting consultations and provides therapy to children and adolescents.  She keynotes conferences and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians all over the world, and she has written for numerous publications, for example, SkillForKids and the PBS series “This Emotional Life.”  

For more information about Dr. Byrson, please visit her website:


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