Mastering Anger and Aggression - The Brazelton Way
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.
From Publishers Weekly
Brazelton and Sparrow offer basic ways for helping kids understand and "master" angry feelings. The short, practical book is the closest thing to a quick fix parents are going to find, although if deeper anger issues remain after they follow this advice, they should seek out a more comprehensive text. (The authors describe some of the...