Mommy I'M Scared

Mommy I'M Scared

by Joanne Cantor, Ph.D.
     
 

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This authoritative, realistic guide explains why children are drawn to scary shows, why the current television rating system is inadequate - and how parents can select safe and appropriate shows for kids of various ages.
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This authoritative, realistic guide explains why children are drawn to scary shows, why the current television rating system is inadequate - and how parents can select safe and appropriate shows for kids of various ages.

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Library Journal
Nightmares, anxiety, intense fear, and physical pain are typical reactions that children have to scary TV. This very important book considers such childhood fears and how they affect us as teenagers and adults. Cantor, a student at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Center, comes down hard on TV programs, movie reruns, and TV news as the "uninvited intruders" in our home. What to do? Monitor very carefully, or discard the TV. Cantor offers ways to help children work through their fears, including distracting, desensitizing, and reasoning, and she analyzes movie ratings (Jaws, for example, is PG) and why we love violence so much. An excellent addition to public library shelves.--Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156005920
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/15/1998
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

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