Tensions Our Children Live With Author:Dorothy T. Spoerl Some tensions are inevitable in the ordinary give and take of life; most adults have learned to contend with them. To children however, the tensions of everyday living of ten present emotional threats with which they are unable to cope. But cope they must; in the schoolroom on the playground, at home and learn to face the problems of right and ... more »wrong of good sportsmanship, of sharing with others without being unduly disturbed.
Here are 53 stories of children facing such situations of tension, stories without built in answers, stories for discussion. When read aloud to children (or told in the narrator's own words) these stories will spark animated discussion of of these basic problems of social living. Thus comes understanding.
The book also offers questions for consideration and suggestions for acting out "endings." By using these adroitly, the teacher, parent, school administrator or youth group leader can bring the children to a more mature understanding and to a healthy release of tension.« less