Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story for Children Introducing Active Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Deep Breathing to Help Control Anger

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Stress Free Kids, 2008 - Self-Help - 35 pages

Angry Octopus is a story that teaches children how to use progressive muscle relaxation and breathing techniques to calm down, lower stress, and control anger. Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows the octopus how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage anger. Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm is a new coloring book that compliments this story.

Children learn to unwind, relax, and control anger with this fun exercise known as progressive muscle 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. These effective stress and anger management techniques for children focus awareness on various muscle groups to create a complete resting of the mind and body. Progressive muscle relaxation can be used to lower stress, decrease pain, and manage anger.

This engaging story quiets the mind and relaxes the body so your child can let go of anger, relax, and fall asleep peacefully. This story is longer making it ideal for older children or those with a longer attention span.

Angry Octopus is also featured on the Indigo Ocean Dreams Audio/CD and is available as an interactive APP on the iTunes bookstore. It is also available in several eBook formats.

Note to Parent:
Angry Octopus is a kid favorite. Parents report that their children use the techniques in the story to calm themselves and also remind their parents to use the same technique. This story received national attention on ABC's Shark Tank. Every child has a different emotional maturity, attention span, and need. While the stories are best suited for ages 6-12, do not let this be your primary reason for selecting. You know your child best and remember this is not about the reading level. The focus is on the actual techniques.

 

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User Review  - ThePinesLibrary - LibraryThing

A story to teach muscular relaxation. This engaging story will help children to calm down and relieve anxiety and anger. An ideal bedtime story for children with autism. Read full review

Powerful & Calming

User Review  - mamaripp3 - Borders

I highly recommend Angry Octopus. Whenever I read it to my children (or listen to the CD) they immediately calm down. I frequently witness them doing deep breathing excercises to calm themselves...and ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Lori Lite is a mom, founder of Stress Free Kids, and author. After helping her own children, Lori understood that her mission was to help other parents and children struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, and self-esteem. Her ability to incorporate stress management techniques with storytelling has made her award-winning titles a resource for parents, psychologists, therapists, yoga instructors, child life specialists, teachers, and doctors. Lori introduced Angry Octopus and Affirmation Weaver to the world when she appeared on Shark Tank. Lori's constant upbeat presence on social media has been awarded accolades which include Top 100 Parenting Experts to follow on Twitter, Best Twitter Feed in Children with Special Needs Category, and Top 5% Social Media Influencer. Her sought after practical tips have been featured in hundreds of media outlets, including CBS News, CNN Living, WebMD, and Family Circle magazine. Stress Free Kids: A Parent's Guide has been named Top 10 Inspirational Books. For more information, visit Stress Free Kids.

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