Anger Management for Kids
Lessons, tools, books and resources to help kids relate to anger in healthy ways. Coping tools when you feel angry. Tools for school counselors, teachers…
Breathing, physical activity and talking about it are great ways to help deal with anger or stress. That said, sometimes when anger or stress builds up inside, you just want to scream. Handled correctly, this can be a therapeutic way to vent some of that frustration (though we would still encourage you to find someone you trust afterwards to talk to about it). Screaming however is not always socially acceptable. Maybe you’re in a public place where screaming would cause alarm or perhaps your ...
Balloon anger activity - Also used this activity with grief for a girl who lost her grandfather. He had been in the military so she wrote a note to him, placed it in a helium balloon. Had the balloon filled and sent it into the heavens with a little ceremony. I did not believe it had that much of an impact; however, mother reported that the child talked about it for weeks afterwards.
As parents we need to help our children understand their feelings and build social-emotional skills for coping with feelings such as anger in safe ways. Learning how to manage emotions is important to a child's psychological health and development. There are books on this list for kids of all ages; toddlers, preschoolers, elementary aged kids and teens.