Did you know that it’s OKAY to be angry? Anger is a natural, God-given emotion and it’s okay.
The thing is, when we are dealing with big emotions like anger, we have to learn how to act on those emotions appropriately. To some of us, this comes naturally and needs no explanation. To some kids, however, knowing how to manage anger and respond correctly is a learned skill. These kids naturally lash out and react inappropriately to the anger emotion and need help finding calming and coping skills.
Lyman Abbot once said, “Do not teach your children never to be angry. Teach them HOW to be angry.” That’s the focus of the tools found in this post, all of which we own in our home. And don’t forget the element of fun. You can make these lessons in coping with anger fun! (Just don’t try to pull anything out of your hat in the middle of your child’s angry moment. Play with these tools when everyone is happiest.)
If your child needs to learn coping skills, I highly recommend the Creating Coping Skills Champions E-course for parents. It was a huge eye-opener for me and is all about helping you find ways to help your child.
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Board Games to Help Kids Learn How to be Angry Appropriately
If you have a child who loves board games and card games this is a great place to start.
Books to Help Kids Learn How to be Angry Appropriately
When I Feel Angry (The Way I Feel Books)
Activity Guides to Help Kids Learn How to be Angry Appropriately