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Imagine that the next time your child loses their temper that you have just the thing to help them work through their big feelings in a healthy way.
Written by a child development psychologist, this workbook uses techniques from self-regulation research to help children ages 4 to 8 years old:
- Learn to Vent Anger in Healthy Ways
- Refocus Their "Mad Energy" to Problem-Solve
Over 400 sold! Join other parents in helping your child learn to manage their anger in healthy ways.
Praise for What to Do When You Are Mad:
"What to do When you are Mad' is an amazing and comprehensive resource for elementary-aged kids! Dr. Soderlund breaks down important self-regulation strategies rooted in brain science, into child-friendly language empowering kids to better understand their anger, manage it in moments of stress and problem solve in a productive way for the future." - Angela Pruess, Marriage and Family Therapist and Parent Coach
"What to Do When You are Mad is a wonderful workbook to help your child explore their feelings and channel their anger in a positive direction. I love how the book teaches kids to accept anger and shows them how they can channel that energy into a superpower! A positive book on a difficult feeling!" - Natasha Daniels, Child Therapist
How to Use:
Print the workbook pages and go through the exercises at your own pace over the course of a week or two at times when your child is calm and not angry.
These exercises will help your child understand their anger and begin to think about their anger as something that can help them persevere when things get hard.
Cut and laminate
(link to purchase self-laminating sheets) the 7 Ways to Vent cards and use these when your child is angry. These tools will help your child express their anger in a healthy way.
Next time your child has a meltdown, see their smallness. See how their emotions are bigger than they are. And in that moment of truly seeing them, you will feel empathy rather than exasperation. - Ashley Soderlund
Read more about helping your child manage anger here:
How To Help Your Angry Child: 4 Anger Management Strategies for Kids
How to Parent Your Strong-Willed Child According to Science: Understanding Their Temperament