Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Don't Get So Upset: A Book Review

About The Book:

Young children convey their emotions in many ways. Why are some expressions more challenging to handle than others?

“Don't Get So Upset!” helps you see that it's not about the child as much as it is aboutyou. It's about your emotions—how you learned to express them as a child, how the adults around you responded, and how that all stays with you today.

With a practical, personal approach, this book will assist you in getting a firm grasp on your own emotions so that you can better help children with theirs. In it, you will find information on emotional development, early childhood behavior management strategies, and self-reflection. You will learn about actions you can take and new ways you can think to improve how you handle the daily challenges of your job. Most importantly, you will embark on a journey toward self-understanding that will reflect positively on your interactions with all young children in your life.
Softbound, 160 pgs.

This title is also available as an e-book here.

About The Author:

Tamar Jacobson, PhD, is chair of the Department of Teacher Education and coordinator of early childhood education at Rider University. Dr. Jacobson has also served as an early childhood consultant, program coordinator and director, and counselor for parents of young children. She presents at state, regional, and national conferences, including keynote addresses, panel presentations, and conference workshops. Dr. Jacobson is also the author of Redleaf Press's “Don't Get So Upset!”

Visit Tamar's website

My Review:

There are a number of wonderful books on the market about emotions and children, and how caregivers (parents, child care providers, teachers, etc) can deal with them. However, you would be hard pressed to find books that allow an adult reader to see the relationship between our emotions and our child's. Until now that is.

Don't Get So Upset by Tamar Jacobson is a wonderful read for adults to learn about, or be re-introduced to the emotional development of children. It was really interesting to read about the different ways to look at children's behaviors and why they do what they do, and how to help them through the emotions, in order to either prevent, or lesson behavior meltdowns. You will be reminded about picking battles, following through on decisions and the difference between discipline and punishment. You will be encouraged to look back on your own childhood to understand why you feel the things you do today and how to apply this to caring for children in a group setting (or even with your own child). I especially enjoyed the process of looking at how I do or don't respond to my girls and how I can do things differently, not harder. A great reminder for sure.

A great book that I highly recommend for all early childhood educators, parents and teachers.

BUY IT: You can purchase Don't Get So Upset!: Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understand Your Own by Tamar Jacobson online here.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of RedLeaf Press, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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