Provides parents with realistic, healthy and positive ways to understand and diffuse situations that trigger their child's tantrums, flare-ups, sulks and arguments. Shows parents how to recognize and break their own anger patterns which their children may be imitating. Each chapter combines specific information and advice with realistic examples of what to do in a variety of typical situations.
Partial table of contents:
MEETING THE DRAGON.
The Dragon's Many Faces.
What Is "Normal" Anger?
Parenting Styles and Anger.
The Single-Parent Family.
When Parents Need Help.
AS THE DRAGON GROWS.
Preschool Children: Rages in Stages.
School-Age Children: The Importance of Belonging.
Teaching Morality: Can the Fiery Dragon Be Civilized?
OLD AND NEW DRAGON PATTERNS.
Five Myths about the Dragon.
When Your Child Whines and Throws a Tantrum.
STRATEGIES TO COMMUNICATE, DISCIPLINE, AND RESOLVE CONFLICTS.
Talking to an Angry Young Child.
Setting Limits on the Dragon: Discipline Techniques That Work.
Dragons at War: Conflicts between Brothers and Sisters.
SPECIAL DRAON CHALLENGES.
The Active, Impulsive Child.
The Aggressive, Out-of-Control Child.
LIVING IN PEACE.
You Are Taming the Dragon.