Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids: 40 Awesome Activities to Help Children Calm Down, Cope, and Regain Control (Paperback)
Help Your Child Learn Anger Management Skills for a Lifetime.
While some children instinctively know how to regulate their emotions, plenty of others lack the skills they need to express their anger in healthy and effective ways. This warm, engaging workbook helps children ages 5-10 develop strong skills for managing their anger through 40 fun activities.
From identifying their feelings and challenging negative thinking patterns to practicing healthy coping skills when angry feelings arise, kids will learn to feel calmer and more in control--and to form better relationships with family and friends and ease problems at school. A bonus section at the end of each chapter encourages kids and their families to practice the skills they've learned for even greater success.
Here's what you'll find in the Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids:
• SIX ESSENTIAL SKILLS everybody needs to find calm and control.
• 40 AWESOME ACTIVITIES that help kids develop these important skills.
• BONUS GAMES AND EXERCISES at the end of each chapter to practice the skills learned with family and friends.
This positive, interactive book will help your child calm down, cope, and cool a hot temper with skills that will last them a lifetime.
About the Author
Amanda Robinson is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist in private practice, where she works with children and teens with anxiety, anger, and trauma and facilitates parenting groups. She is currently the president of her local chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and the secretary of the Austin Sandtray Association. She lives in Austin, Texas.
“Amanda Robinson’s Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids is a wonderful contribution to the field and a practical self-help tool for children and their caregivers. Anger can be a difficult emotion to understand, tolerate, and manage, and this workbook provides engaging and useful exercises to help. Written for preschoolers to preteens, the age-appropriate language and clearly distilled concepts provide the opportunity for caregivers and children to work through these challenges together.” —Vaughn Mankey, MD, former faculty member, Harvard Medical School
"Amanda's workbook is a fun and engaging guide full of tools and exercises that foster healthy coping skills. As a bonus it encourages the whole family to be involved in the learning process through specific family activities. If you have a child who has BIG emotions, The Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids is a must-have resource for your home." —Robyn McGrath, M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S, RYT
“Parents need help talking about feelings, and children need help expressing feelings. The activities in Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids are designed to help parents understand their child’s anger and support their child in learning how to appropriately express anger. Ultimately the goal of this book is to facilitate the parent-child relationship through connection and practical activities that focus on helping children express themselves in meaningful ways.” —Mary Bennett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S
"Amanda has created an invaluable resource for children to feel equipped in managing their emotions. Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kidscontains a variety of activities that help children identify their feelings, expand their emotional vocabulary, recognize how their feelings are connected to their behavioral choices, gain power over their reactions, and learn how to be proactive in the problem-solving process. The activities in this workbook reinforce a whole body approach to healing through the use of artistic expression, body movement, games, puzzles, role playing, family fun, and mindfulness—improving their current coping skills bank with easy-to-implement, practical ideas. As a play therapist, I would highly recommend and encourage all of my clients (and their families!) to utilize this beautifully written and illustrated resource.” —Jaclyn Sepp, MA, LPC, RPT, NCC
“Amanda Robinson uses her skills as a well attuned and connected therapist to lay out a structured, experiential journey for children and families wishing to understand their anger. Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kidsprovides a self-paced path filled with creative, strength-building activities that begin with the child and then evolve into a reinforcement section that includes the whole family. Amanda provides a safe avenue for looking at anger without the use of shame or guilt, focusing instead on empowerment. This is a valuable tool for parents and anyone working with children.” —Karen R. Burke, LPC-S, RPT-S, CCST-T