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Nonviolent Resistance: A New Approach to Violent and Self-Destructive Children


reviewed by Martha M. Boshart — 2004

coverTitle: Nonviolent Resistance: A New Approach to Violent and Self-Destructive Children
Author(s): Haim Omer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0521536235, Pages: 217, Year: 2004
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Violence has peppered the pages of history since the beginning of time, but the current proliferation of violent behavior worldwide is unprecedented. Of particular concern is the violent behavior of children, which leaves families torn, schools in chaos, and fear in the hearts of the very people who need to resist the violence. Unfortunately, many parents have been led to believe that violence is a child’s inevitable response to trauma and deprivation and that parental resistance to it could be psychologically damaging. Many choose to compensate them instead, which ultimately leads to an escalation of the violence.   It is easy to become so overwhelmed with the magnitude and intractability of the problem of violence that one might overlook or underrate the advent of a possible breakthrough solution. Haim Omer, in his book, Nonviolent Resistance; A New Approach to Violent and Self-Destructive Children, offers such a breakthrough.   Omer is Professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University where he has been conducting this project for several years. He... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 8, 2004, p. 1589-1592
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11301, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 5:52:39 AM

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