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Emotional Regulation

Is your child having problems controlling their emotions? Try this link for some tips and information for parents/guardians about managing anger in children:

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/praise-discipline/anger-managementchildren

 

Recommended books:
 

Rory Red can be used to support children in emotional literacy, as well as to be read for leisure. It is the ideal book to help children understand and cope with their angry feelings. "Rory Red is a colour who always feels angry. That was until a friendly face showed him how to cope with his feelings."

 

Starving the Anger Gremlin is based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and engaging activities to teach children how to manage their anger by changing how they think and act – getting rid of their Anger Gremlins for good! Packed full of stories, puzzles, quizzes, and colouring, drawing and writing games, this is an excellent resource for parents or practitioners to use with children aged 5 to 9 years. The Anger Gremlin is a naughty creature and his favourite food is your anger! The more anger you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the angrier and angrier you feel! How can you stop this? Starve the Anger Gremlin of angry thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and watch him disappear!

 

Angry Octopus is a story that teaches children how to use progressive muscle relaxation and breathing techniques to calm down, lower stress, and control anger. Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows the octopus how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage anger.
 

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