Mastering Anger and Aggression - The Brazelton Way [NOOK Book]

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How to react when your toddler bites his playmate or your kindergartner confronts a bully? Drs. Brazelton and Sparrow bring their much-admired insight and support to this crucial, and ever more timely, childrearing challenge. From an early age, babies and toddlers need to assert themselves in a daunting world, yet eventually learn to do this without hurting others. After showing how aggression emerges at each age, Brazelton and Sparrow offer practical, wise advice on anger, fights, self-defense, the fears and ...
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Mastering Anger and Aggression - The Brazelton Way

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Overview

How to react when your toddler bites his playmate or your kindergartner confronts a bully? Drs. Brazelton and Sparrow bring their much-admired insight and support to this crucial, and ever more timely, childrearing challenge. From an early age, babies and toddlers need to assert themselves in a daunting world, yet eventually learn to do this without hurting others. After showing how aggression emerges at each age, Brazelton and Sparrow offer practical, wise advice on anger, fights, self-defense, the fears and nightmares that arise when children become aware of their own and others’ aggression, the effects of TV and video games, and of experiencing real life violence. They offer specific, effective ways to help children understand their own aggressive feelings and channel them into healthy self-assertion in schoolwork, games, and sports.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786739103
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 3/17/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 455 KB

Meet the Author

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., founder of the Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Boston, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Brown University. He is a famed advocate for children, and his many other internationally acclaimed books for parents include To Listen to a Child, Infants and Mothers, and, with Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., The Irreducible Needs of Children. Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D child psychiatrist and supervisor of inpatient psychiatry at Children's Hospital Boston, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director of Training at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center. He is co-author with Dr. Brazelton of Touchpoints Three to Six and several titles in the Brazelton Way series.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv
Preface xvii
Chapter 1 Helping Young Children Understand and Master Their Angry Feelings 1
The First Angry Feelings 2
Self-Assertion 4
Identifying and Naming Angry Feelings 5
Handling Angry Feelings 6
Temperament and Individual Differences 7
Ghosts from the Nursery 8
From Culture to Culture: Expressing Angry Feelings 9
Touchpoints of Learning to Handle Angry Feelings 10
Challenges to Self-Control 11
Chapter 2 The Touchpoints of Aggression 15
Is a Fetus Already Learning? 16
The Newborn Touchpoint 17
3 Weeks 20
8 to 12 Weeks 22
4 to 5 Months 23
8 Months 28
12 Months 30
16 to 18 Months 37
2 to 3 Years 43
4 Years 48
5 to 6 Years 59
Chapter 3 Everyday Opportunities for Mastering Anger and Aggression 71
Anger 71
Biting 86
Bullying and Teasing 92
Hitting, Kicking, and Scratching 99
Self-Defense and Martial Arts 105
Sports and Aggression 107
Tantrums and Self-Control 117
Television, Videos, and Computer Games 128
Toy Guns, Action Figures, and Other Aggressive Toys and Games 138
Witnessing Aggression 140
Bibliography 149
Books for Parents 149
Books for Children 150
Books for Professionals 151
Web Sites 152
Videotapes 153
Index 155
About the Authors 171
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