The Angry Child: Regaining Control when Your Child is Out of Control

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Clarkson Potter, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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We've all seen them -- children whose tantrums leave their parents embarrassed and desperate to quiet them; touchy teens who escalate innocent comments into raging arguments. Or friendless kids who got that way by habitually turning play into fighting.

Uncontrolled anger is the common factor in all such situations. In The Angry Child, Dr. Murphy tells parents how to recognize excessive anger in their children and how to change their own and their child's behavior in order to defuse it. Dr. Murphy alerts parents to the ten characteristics of an angry child (and the four types of families who produce them), tells parents how to evaluate the barrage of "do's and don'ts" they hear from other parents and the media, and points out the fallacy of the belief in venting anger and the value of diffusing it instead.

Destined to be a classic in the style of Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems, The Angry Child offers real solutions for a widespread parenting concern.

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Wonderful parenting resource

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This is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book with great explanations of why children act out in anger and ways to deal with the behavior as a family. I read it cover-to-cover, and have already ... Read full review

I'm not alone

User Review  - Sheriff -

Wow I'm not done with the book but for starters I was able to feel like someone could relate to our struggle with our teenage son and we were not alone. (Deep breath) I feel hopeful and have a place to start. Read full review


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Tim Murphy, Ph.D., was an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and is presently on the adjunct faculty of the school. Since 1996, Dr. Murphy has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate and is the only representative with a background in health care. He has served on numerous committees concerned with public health and welfare, education, aging, and youth, and he makes regular appearances on television and radio. Dr. Murphy lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife and daughter. This is his first book.

Loriann Hoff Oberlin is the author of four previous books, including Working at Home While the Kids Are There, Too and Surviving Separation and Divorce: A Woman's Guide to Making It Through t

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