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Posted December 5, 2000
A profound, clear and very convincing book about the importance of crying and tantruming in children. Once I read it, many things that confused and frustrated me fell in place. Aletha Solter's arguments about an importantce of the emotional discharge through crying, raging and tantruming are very convincing and make a lot of sense. I have been coming back to this book often during last 3 years and every time it makes more sense and rings more true. Without a doubt this is not a simple technique 'to produce delighful children'. Accepting children's distress is never easy and can be emotionally overwhelming for parents. Often we find ourselves trying to supress children's frustration by any means available: nursing, rocking, distracting, threatening, punishing and isolating. We try to avoid strong emotions in children at every cost, because often they trigger our own strong emotions. This book helps me tremendously in understand and addressing some of my children's genuine needs. And in a process (which is challenging at times) I'm rediscovering a better self.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.