Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma

Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma

by Nancy Samalin, Catherine Whitney
     
 

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Winner of Child Magazine's Best Parenting Boo of 1991. "An honest look at how children can drive the most loving parent to periodic madness, along with practical suggestions for how to cope."—Adele Faber.

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Winner of Child Magazine's Best Parenting Boo of 1991. "An honest look at how children can drive the most loving parent to periodic madness, along with practical suggestions for how to cope."—Adele Faber.

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Drawing largely on issues raised in her Parent Guidance Workshops in Manhattan, Samalin ( Loving Your Child Is Not Enough ), writing with freelancer Whitney, emphasizes that anger is as normal a part of family life as is love. Today's parents, often encouraging freer expression of feelings within their own families than their own parents permitted, are frequently derailed by the rage their children--and they themselves--reveal. While stressing the universality of anger in open, close relationships, she examines various ways anger surfaces in families, discussing, for example, sibling rivalry, the problems of single parents, power struggles, problems of separation. Infants, toddlers and teenagers express--and evoke--anger in different ways. Samalin's anecdotal and down-to-earth approach, including a compassionate consideration of the fury that threatens to lead to abuse, aims at helping parents elicit acceptable expressions of anger within their homes. To this end, she offers flexible guidelines, such as delaying discussion until the heat of rage has passed and keeping focused on the issue of the moment rather than dredging up past incidents or making dire predictions. First serial to Family Circle, Redbook, Health and Parenting; author tour. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140129922
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
538,230
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Samalin, the founder and director of Parent Guidance Workshops since 1976, presents lectures and workshops to thousands of parents and professionals worldwide.
Catherine Whitney is the author of several nonfiction works of popular psychology, health and personal growth, including The Tufts University Guide to Total Nutrition, winner of the American Medical Writers Best Medical Book of the Year.

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