Scary Night Visitors: A Story for Children with Bedtime Fears

Scary Night Visitors: A Story for Children with Bedtime Fears

by Irene Wineman Marcus, Paul Marcus, Susan Jeschke
     
 

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Many children have bedtime fears, starting as young as two years old and sometimes lasting several years. Scary Night Visitors helps parents explain the origins of these fears to their children. Instead of describing monsters as clothes on a chair or ghosts as wind in the trees, this lively story presents them as projections of a child's own anger and jealousy. Davey&… See more details below

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Many children have bedtime fears, starting as young as two years old and sometimes lasting several years. Scary Night Visitors helps parents explain the origins of these fears to their children. Instead of describing monsters as clothes on a chair or ghosts as wind in the trees, this lively story presents them as projections of a child's own anger and jealousy. Davey—and through him the reader -- learns that thoughts and wishes are not as powerful as he fears, so he can feel safe enough to let himself experience his emotions directly without imaging scary creatures. Parents and mental health professionals will find this book an engaging tool for ameliorating this common but troubling childhood problem.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Irene Wineman Marcus is a child psychoanalyst trained under the director—ship of Anna Freud at the Hampstead Child Therapy Clinic. She is a member of the Association for Child Psychoanalysis and the New York Freudian Society and is in private practice.

Paul Marcus, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City, and a Member of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis. ILLUSTRATOR BIOGRAPHY: Susan Jeschke is an award -- winning author and illustrator of books for young readers. Among her many titles are Firerose, an ALA Notable book, and The Devil Did It, a winner of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award.

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Clinical Professor
A delightful book, which children can understand and their parents can enjoy. . .and which aids fathers and mothers help their children master bedtime fears through insight into projected angry emotions and magical expectations. (Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center, Former President, The Association for Child Psychoanalysis )

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780945354253
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Series:
Books to Help Children Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
77.50(w) x 87.50(h) x 2.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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