Lea Payne Scott, M.P.H.

Social & Behavioral Health Educator

Offering workshops, study groups & consultations for parents and educators to cultivate healthy, balanced children


An Evening with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD.

This event is now over! We were thrilled to welcome back Dr. Tina Bryson, New York Times bestselling author of The Whole Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline.  Thank you to all of the sponsors for making this event possible!

When: February 19th, 2015 at 7pm

Where: San Luis Obispo Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St. Rm. J-2

Tickets: $15 at Bellvue-Santa Fe Charter School

Tina Payne Bryson event is SOLD OUT!  For those of you who are interested in learning more, here’s a great opportunity….

On February 19th, 1-2pm Dr. Daniel Siegel, co-author with Dr. Bryson of The Whole Brain Child & No-Drama Discipline, and Lea Payne Scott were on KCBX’s Central Coast Voices to talk about the whole brain approach to parenting and to field questions from callers. You can listen by radio (90.1FM radio in SLO) or online at http://kcbx.org/programs/central-coast-voices 

The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child - Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel - now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline. Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene.

Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), Tina explains how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior and punishment is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation.

Tina is an expert at helping parents demystify the meltdowns and aggravation children face by explaining the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. She has as unusual knack for taking research and theory from various fields of science and offering it in a way that's clear, humorous and immediately helpful.  For more information visit: www.tinabryson.com.


"Siegel and Bryson turn leading brain science into simple, smart and effective solutions to your child's struggles."                                                                                                     - Harvey Karp, MD


Author Bio

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is a school counselor and psychotherapist in Arcadia, California where she sees children and adolescents, as well as provides parenting consultations.  In addition to writing and lecturing to parents, educators, and professionals, she serves as the Director of Parenting Education and Development for the Mindsight Institute, focusing on how to understand relationships in the context of the changing brain. Dr. Bryson earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology.