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Episode summary:

In this episode, Susan reassures listeners that aggressive behavior is common, and talks about some of the elements that often fuel a child’s angry outbursts. She also addresses a few important ways we can reduce its frequency.

About Susan Stiffelman

Working with children has been Susan's life-long passion. In high school, Susan had an after-school job as a teacher at a day care center. When she went to college, she became a credentialed teacher, and was later licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child therapist. She has been an avid learner throughout her career, sharing insights and strategies in her two books: Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting With Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition). In recent years, Susan has shifted from private clinical work to online events for parents around the world on topics like Raising Resilient Kids, Helping Anxious Children Thrive, and Raising Screenwise Kids. Susan's greatest joy is working directly with parents in her monthly Parenting Without Power Struggles membership group, and in her Co-Parenting with a Narcissist support group with Wendy Behary. Susan is thrilled to be doing work that she loves, and hope she can help you and your kids along your parenting  journey!

 Things you'll learn from this episode: 


Why small upsets often leave to big outbursts

Why children cannot “learn” self-regulation

How to help children develop the ability to regulate strong emotions

Does your child or teen frequently hit, kick, or throw when they can't have what they want? Does everyone in the family walk on eggshells to avoid triggering this child's aggression?

Join Susan Stiffelman, MFT for tools to help manage children's and teens' aggressive behavior. Register here!
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