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#1 justasking

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:20 AM

Hi

Could I have some book recommendations on preschooler emotions...learning to deal with anger, frustration etc.

URGENT!!

Thanks very much in advance.

#2 baddmammajamma

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

Hi there:

Many of my friends recommend "The Explosive Child," by Dr. Ross Green:

http://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Explosive...e/9780061906190

On a related note, and because my antenna is always up, I know that you've mentioned concerns in the past about your son's behavior. One thing you might consider, if you haven't done this already, is getting a developmental assessment done. You can either go through a developmental paed or through your local area health service (you will need to get referred by your GP & one other child professional). My understanding is that the local health service assessments are comprehensive & can also help link to other services, if needed.

Of course, preschoolers can be naturally challenging creatures even without underlying "issues" -- but in case there are issues contributing to your son's behavior, it is much better to get a good grip on them before the child starts school.

Good luck.


#3 Cat People

Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

I wouldn't call my ds an "explosive child" but I found some really good tips for dealing with angry in the book mentioned above.  I'd actually recommend it for anyone.  I got a copy from the library if you want to get a hold of it quickly.

#4 Natttmumm

Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:15 AM

How to raise a spirited child - book
Website aha parenting. If you google it will come up.
I was also going to suggest a series of books sold at the post office for your 4 yr old. There's one book for each emotion and it is great. I noticed DDs preschool has them. After each book they all draw the face to show the emotion.


#5 José

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

How about the book 'the red beast'
I think it's written with ads in mind but there's no reason it can't be used for nt kids also.

#6 Folloyto

Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:26 PM

In my opinion, you need to meet real kids at the age in the real life in intense contact. I mean try to play with your nephews or neighbour kids a couple of hours three times a week like 2 hours or so.

Try to understand them by feeling not by logic. Be them, I mean have a feeling as if you were kids too. You ever was, right? And you can be accepted by them easily then. It works.




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