Integrationof parts of the Brain
Accordingto the author of the "WholeBrain Child,"integration refers to the process of synchronizing related parts of asystem for the proper functioning of the entire system. For clarity,the author uses different examples for instance coordination of thefunctions of various body organs to realize proper functioning of thebody, as well as the link between different parts of the brain. Theauthor states that the brain comprises of the left, right, reptileand the mammal parts. The right part for motion control, left part isresponsible for logical thinking reptile part for making decisionsnecessary for survival and finally the mammal part of relationshipdevelopment. Integration comes in handy to ensure that all the partsof the brain are interconnected for full brain performance.
Caregiversare challenged by the author to consider all the important rolesplayed by the various parts of the brain. This helps the child todevelop the ability to logically think, control his or her emotionsand also make wiser decisions as they grow. The author further findsthe experience that these children are exposed to by these careproviders, as being an important element of integration since itplays a vital role in development of the brain.
Asfar as my life is concerned, integration has played a crucial role inmy life. Quite often, I am faced with certain decisions that aretough to make. In spite of that, through logical thinking andemotional control, I have always made the right decisions with noregrets afterward. The experiences I have acquired over time has madedecision-making much easier. This, therefore, proves the importanceof integration of various element of the brain in the care given tochildren.
Siegel,D. J., & Bryson, T. P. (2011). Thewhole-brain child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture yourchild`s developing mind.Random House Digital, Inc..