The basic reason for our failure is that we have mistaken beliefs and attitudes regarding children’s aggression. We can’t solve problems if we understand them incorrectly. This lecture will get you to see that many of our commonly held beliefs about children’s aggression are misguided. These beliefs will be replaced my more realistic views, views may be unpopular and distasteful, but can help us deal with aggression rationally and effectively. You will leave having different views regarding things like violence in entertainment and news, play-fighting, punishment, and the role of genetics versus learning. You will discover that many of the things you though were bad are actually good. And, we hope, you will leave being less hysterical about children’s aggression.