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ERIC Number: ED017331
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 6
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WHEN THE CHILD IS ANGRY.
SOLTYS, JOHN J., JR.
THE ABILITY TO HAVE AND EXPRESS FEELINGS IN THE YOUNG CHILD IS CLOSELY LINKED TO BODILY FUNCTIONS AND MOVEMENTS. AS HE GROWS, HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS GIVE MEANING AND DIRECTION TO THE EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS. AGGRESSION AND ANGER ARE EXPRESSION OF FEELINGS THAT ARE RELATED BUT NOT IDENTICAL. AGGRESSION MAY BE ROOTED IN ANGER, BUT IT POSITIVE SENSE, IT ENABLES THE CHILD TO USE HIS ENVIRONMENT FOR SATISFACTION OF ESSENTIAL NEEDS. THE CHILD DEVELOPS A CAPACITY FOR CONSTRUCTIVE OR DESTRUCTIVE AGGRESSIVE ACTION AND FEELINGS FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF INTERACTING WITH OTHERS. THIS INTERACTION WITH OTHERS IS ALWAYS ASSOCIATED WITH SOME DEGREE OF FRUSTRATION. FRUSTRATION IS A CONTROL IMPOSED ON AN INDIVIDUAL THAT BLOCKS SATISFACTION OF A PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL NEED. UNLESS THIS FRUSTRATION IS OVERLY SEVERE, IT BECOMES A CONSTRUCTIVE FACTOR, TEACHING THE CHILD TO ASSERT HIMSELF. A CHILD'S CAPACITY TO TOLERATE FRUSTRATION CAN BE GREATLY REDUCED BY HUNGER, INSECURITY, PHYSICAL ILLNESS OR FEAR. ANGER CAN BE AGGRESSIVE, BUT IT CAN ALSO BE PASSIVE. A CHILD STRIKING ANOTHER CHILD MAY BE NOT MORE ANGRY THAN A CHILD REFUSING TO LEARN HIS LESSON. IT MAY TAKE ALL A TEACHER'S TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING TO WORK WITH AN ANGRY CHILD. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY-KINDERGARTEN-NURSERY EDUCATION, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, 1201 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. (CO)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Elementary, Kindergarten, and Nursery Educators, Washington, DC.
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