Cool Down and Work Through Anger
Everyone gets angry, so it's never too early for children to learn to recognize feelings of anger, express them, and build skills for coping with anger in helpful, appropriate ways. Children learn that it is okay to feel angry--but not okay to hurt anyone with actions or words. They discover concrete social skills for anger management: self-calming, thinking, getting help from a trusted person, talking and listening, apologizing, being patient, and viewing others positively. Reassuring and supportive, the book helps preschool and primary children see that when they cool down and work through anger, they can feel peaceful again.
Presented in a social story format, the book includes a special section for adults, with discussion questions, games, activities, and tips that reinforce improving social skills. For all homes, childcare settings, and primary classrooms as well as special education, including settings with children on the autism spectrum.
As a mom, I often felt like all I did was tell my children “no” or “stop that,” always focusing on the negative. Looking back, I wonder if the constant barrage of “no” went unheeded because I neglected to provide proactive instruction about right behavior. I love this series because it teaches respect and responsibility in a gentle yet, thought-provoking way. Each straightforward book is written in a manner young child can understand, enjoyable graphics and an activity guide for parents to reinforce lessons. No Christian content; common moral standards are taught. 35 pgs, sc. Part of the Simply Classical Myself and Others curriculum. ~ Deanne