Counterwill In Children Audio
• mp3 audio file with a pdf document of slides
TIME: 2 hours
This topic is one of Dr. Neufeld's most requested subjects for speaking on. This particular recording is of an address to a large audience of parents in Montreal in 2006.
Children are naturally inclined to resist and oppose when feeling pressed upon or controlled. Although the reaction is quite normal and even healthy in certain circumstances, its manifestations and impact can be highly disruptive and disturbing, making life difficult for parents and teachers. Counterwill can take many forms: negativism, disobedience, rebellion, passivity, noncompliance, disrespect, nonconformity, belligerence, incorrigibility and even antisocial attitudes and actions, depending upon the age and personality of the child. Dr. Neufeld discusses the meaning of this deep-rooted instinct as well as the dynamics that control its existence and expression. He also introduces strategies for how to handle this misunderstood and troublesome reaction.