TITLE

"Me First!"

AUTHOR(S)
Greenberg, Polly
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Apr/May2004, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Kids can't be first all of the time but parents should try telling them that. The article presents a case study of Olivia who always wants to be first. Olivia is usually a good-natured child, but whenever an opportunity for someone to be first arises, she gets really demanding, belligerent, and whiny. She snatches things and even occasionally assaults her younger brother and sister by scratching, hitting, pushing, or spitting. Young children communicate their feelings through their behavior more than through language. The main reason that young children express their feelings through behavior is that they're flooded by them and don't know how to express them through words. It seems that Olivia, like all children, could use some help in swimming the rapids of child-child relationships. INSET: "Holding In the Hitting".
ACCESSION #
12647609

 

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