Anger Management for Children
By Shannon Munford MA – Here are some techniques that can be use with young children to help them better manage anger.
As a nation-wide resource for anger management classes. We often get requests for an anger management class for children. Most anger management curriculums and anger management courses are very cognitive and not appropriate for children under 13 years of age. There are several anger management techniques that can be used with young children who have anger management problems.
Model appropriate behavior
You are your childs first anger management expert. Your child learns by watching you. So be a positive influence by managing your anger appropriately. When working with a angry youth or adolescent I am always anxious to meet the parent. Some children have valid reasons to be angry based on their environment or the twitter.com/angryinla.
The guide for parents/educators on how to peer-proof children and teens is Peer Pressure Reversal: An Adult Guide to Developing a Responsible Child, 2nd Ed.
Her popular book for teens, How to Say No and Keep Your Friends, 2nd Ed., empowers kids to stand out,not just fit in!
A follow-up book for teens, When to Say Yes! And Make More Friends, shows adolescents how to select and meet quality friends and, in general, feel good for doing and being good.
Sharon also has a charming series of five books for elementary-age children each teaching an important living skill and "co-authored" with her savvy cocker spaniel Nicholas who makes the learning fun.Their book on managing elementary-age peer pressure is titled Too Smart for Trouble.
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