Handling children's aggression constructively : toward taming human destructiveness / Henri Parens
- Parens, Henri, 1928-
- Lanham, Md. : Jason Aronson, 
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- xiv, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I CAN WE TAME HUMAN DESTRUCTIVENESS? -- ch. 1 The EPPI/MCP Study of Aggression -- The Research Project -- The Follow-up Studies -- Effects of Parenting for Emotional Growth on Aggression Profiles -- Significance of the Individual's Aggression Profile -- ch. 2 The Critical Interaction between Human Attachment and Aggression -- Attachment and Aggression -- ch. 3 The Impact on the Child of Internally Accumulated High Levels of Hostile Destructiveness -- Rebellion against Family and Authority Figures -- Delinquency and Crime -- Malignant Prejudice and Its Enactments -- pt. II HANDLING AGGRESSION IN OUR CHILDREN -- ch. 4 What Is Aggression? -- When Should Parents Start to Deal with Children's Aggression? -- Understanding Our Child's Behavior Helps Us Devise Growth-Promoting Strategies for Child Rearing -- What a Child's Aggression Can Do -- What Is Aggression? -- A Working Model for Understanding Aggression -- Implications for Parenting -- ch. 5 Dealing Constructively with Excessive Unpleasure Experiences -- Rationale -- What Your Child's Experience of Excessive Unpleasure Looks and Feels Like -- Child Turns to the Caregiver for the Relief of Pain -- Be Emotionally Available and Responsive to the Child's Need for Help -- Try to Identify the Source of the Excessive Unpleasure -- ch. 6 Recognizing and Securing the Child's Need for Sufficient and Reasonable Autonomy -- Rationale -- What Motivates This Type of Behavior? -- What Can the Parent Do? -- ch. 7 Compliance -- Compliance Versus Obedience -- What Kind of Children Do We Want? -- Why Is Achieving Compliance Such a Challenge? -- Compliance Versus Obedience and Personality Formation -- Compliance -- The Problem of Excessive Compliance (or Obedience) -- The Evolving Principle of Human Rights -- From Excessive Compliance (Passive Obedience) to Insufficient Compliance -- The Problem of Insufficient Compliance -- Reasonable and Growth-Promoting Expectations -- Timetable for the Development of the Ability to Comply -- ch. 8 Achieving Compliance: Discipline, Limit Setting, and Punishment -- Rationale -- Setting Limits Constructively -- When to Set Limits -- Principles of Setting Limits -- The Basic Limit-Setting Model -- A Critical Point in Setting Limits -- Principles of Punishment -- Limit Setting and Punishment over the Years -- Infancy (zero to eight months) -- Toddlerhood (8 to 24 Months) -- Preschool Years (two to five years) -- Elementary School Years (5 to 12 years) -- Adolescence (12 to 18 Years) -- ch. 9 Teaching the Child to Express Hostility in Reasonable and Acceptable Ways -- Rationale -- Interventional Steps -- Why Reduce Our Children's Need to Erect Defense Mechanisms? -- Dealing with Teasing and Taunting -- ch. 10 How to Handle Temper Tantrums and Rage Reactions in Growth-Promoting Ways -- Time of Emergence -- Early-Life Temperament and Experiences Play Their Part -- Developmental History -- Rationale -- Interventional Steps -- ch. 11 Helping the Child Cope with Painful Emotional Feelings -- Coping with Anxiety -- Coping with Depression -- When to Turn to Professional Guidance -- ch. 12 Optimizing the Parent-Child Relationship -- Human Attachment -- Separation-Individuation: Becoming a Self Related to Others -- The Impact of Infantile Sexuality on Child-Parent Relatedness -- Later Trends in the Evolving of Relationships in Childhood -- Further Thoughts on Optimizing the Parent-Child Relationship -- Parent-Child Relatedness and the Child's Aggression Profile.
- 9780765706874 (cloth : alk. paper)
0765706873 (cloth : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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