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Useful Books for parents:
Angry Children, Worried Parents: Seven Steps to Help Families Manage Anger
By: Sam Goldstein, PhD and Robert Brooks, PhD and Sharon Weiss. MeD
Acknowledging that anger in children is an emotion that cannot be entirely avoided, this guide for parents outlines a seven-step program to promote healthy anger management in children aged 4 to 14. The advice and experiences of mental health professionals and clinicians who are parents themselves are disclosed, with attention given to the anxiety that many parents feel when their child exhibits angry behavior. Parents learn techniques to help their child deal with stress and anger, build confidence and resilience, and use effective coping behaviors to avoid dysfunctional behavior.
The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child Is Out of Control
By: Timothy Murphy, PhD and
Loriann Hoff Oberlin
With simple, direct techniques, Dr. Murphy shows it is possible to help an angry child understand what triggers his outbursts and develop new approaches for coping with potentially explosive situations. Identifying the ten telling characteristics of an angry child, Dr. Murphy provides examples from his clinical experience to help adults guide their children to more appropriate responses. Dr. Murphy also alerts readers to parenting styles that work best for these volatile children, explaining how a parent's own behavior can sometimes escalate a child's meltdowns. He pinpoints the moments when anger moves from a normal emotional expression to an extreme one, indicative of a larger problem. In a special chapter devoted to winning daily battles, Dr. Murphy offers advice on situations in which an angry child's temper is most likely to flare.
I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Mad: A Workbook to Help Kids Control Their Anger
By: Anna Greenwald, Zack Pelta-Heller and
Lawrence Shapiro PhD
Most children learn to stop throwing temper tantrums, talking back, and refusing to go to bed or take a bath at an early age. But some children have trouble with impulsivity and self-control. Left unaddressed, these issues can lead to some very serious problems in adolescence and adulthood. Anger control problems are the number one reason that children are referred for therapy, affecting children as young as three years old. Since anger problems in children may indicate other significant concerns, it pays to address anger in kids as soon as possible. If a child in your life has an anger problem, you need the friendly, effective activities in this book.
I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Mad contains forty activities for issues such as recognizing anger triggers, better problem solving, and communication tips for defusing conflict before it gets out of hand. The workbook explores common lifestyle issues such as lack of sleep that can make anger problems worse. These fun activities will help kids talk about their feelings and learn to control them.
Helping Your Angry Child: A Workbook for You and Your Family
By: Darlyne Gaynor Nemeth
Helping Your Angry Child, written by three leading anger researchers, is an interactive, self-help workbook written for you, the parent, with real-world solutions for helping your child deal with anger and rage. Based on over ten years of clinical study and experience, the authors learned that when a child exresses anger, most likely the parent takes it personally and gets caught in negative reactions.
This new book teaches essential skills that will put you safely back in your parental role, helping you and your child cope with anger in healthy ways. Included are many interactive worksheets that will help the entire family by practicing these new skills feel closer and more unified.
Useful Books for Kids:
How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger
By: Elizabeth Verdick
Anger is a part of life. We can’t avoid it, we shouldn’t stuff it, and we can’t make it go away. Kids need help learning how to manage their anger. This book speaks directly to them and offers strategies they can start using immediately.
Blending solid information and sound advice with jokes and funny cartoons, it guides kids to understand that anger is normal and can be expressed in many ways—some healthy, some not. Young readers learn that violence is not acceptable and there are better, safer, more positive ways to resolve conflicts.
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger
By: Dawn Huebner
This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with anger. Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach children a set of "anger dousing" methods aimed at cooling angry thoughts and controlling angry actions, resulting in calmer, more effective kids. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change.
Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story introducing active progressive muscular relaxation and deep breathing
By: Lori Lite
Children love to unwind and relax with this fun exercise known as progressive muscular relaxation . Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows him how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage his anger. This effective stress and anger management technique focuses awareness on various muscle groups and breath to create a complete resting of the mind and body.
Progressive Muscular Relaxation can lower stress and anxiety levels. It can be used to decrease pain and anger. This engaging story quiets the mind and relaxes the body so your child can let go of anger and fall asleep peacefully.