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How to teach children emotional self-control, life skills and problem solving by lending yourself and staying connected
Instead of sending an angry child away, parents can, by staying close, lend themselves to an upset child. This connection helps parents teach children life skills, emotional self control, and problem solving.
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"Dr. Weininger's theory is that parents help children who are angry, unhappy, wilful, or upset, by sharing their own emotional control with the child. If the parent... sits with the child and verbalizes the child's feelings, the child is both comforted and given a sense of control. What children learn in such 'time-ins' is that parents are not afraid of their emotions and know how to handle them. This is wonderfully reassuring to a child who is given the sense that he or she can master the emotions as well... Dr. Weininger has done young children and their parents a very great service with this book. It deserves to be widely read and heeded." -- David Elkind, author of The Hurried Child
About the Author:
Dr. Otto Weininger taught Clinical Child Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He worked with and studied children for over 30 years, and authored numerous books and articles on early childhood development, personality, psychological treatment for emotionally disturbed children, education, and play. He was a frequent public speaker and contributor on television programs and panels, and was in private practice in Toronto.