Transforming Aggression into Healthy Self-Esteem

Transforming Aggression into Healthy Self-Esteem – Part 2

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Transforming Aggression into Healthy Self-Esteem – Part 2

“She bumped into me.” “He took my pencil.” “I saw a child hitting their mother when I was out the other day.”

There are three types of aggression and each requires a specific response to help children transform hurtful to helpful. Adding language to children’s experiences and actively teaching children about their feelings support the development of healthy self-esteem. Providing a safe place at home or school creates the opportunity for children to practice self-regulatory skills.

Join Dr. Becky Bailey for part two of this series as you learn to transform aggression into healthy self-esteem in yourself and your children.

Total Runtime

  • 53 minutes and 02 seconds

Time Stamps

  • :23 Responding to accidental aggression
  • 6:50 Name children’s emotions for them
  • 8:08 Instrumental aggression
  • 13:19 Add language to the child’s experience
  • 18:33 Effective consequences
  • 23:35 Hostile aggression
  • 27:30 Responding with structure and nurture
  • 29:00 Safe Place story
  • 36:09 The brain is pattern seeking
  • 39:03 Provide anger control training
  • 42:20 Actively teach children about their feelings
  • 44:42 Limit aggressive models
  • 45:50 Increase awareness of the harmful consequences
  • 47:40 Summary

Key Take-a-ways

  • When we don’t teach children what accidents are helps them grow up thinking people are doing stuff to them on
  • purpose.
  • Going to the victim first teaches we value healing.
  • Once children have the skill for what we are asking them to do and choose not to use the skill, consequences can be effective.
  • Respond to hostile aggression with structure and nurture.

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