October 24, 2017
"Why is it easier to get mad than to feel sad?"
with Leon Hoffman, M.D.
Children who exhibit frequent temper tantrums, who argue excessively with adults, or have other behavioral problems can be very frustrating for parents, caretakers, and teachers. The challenge is how to set appropriate limits to prevent harm while at the same time communicating with the child that there is a reason for the problematic behavior: that it might be easier for the child to be mad than to feel sad. The challenges and some approaches will be discussed.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium