Anger Management Games for Children

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Mar 15, 2008 - Social Science - 160 pages
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Praise for the author: 'Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success.' - The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review 'Deborah Plummer shows a fundamental respect for a child's integrity whilst making sure her language and ideas accessible to a wide range of people.' - Afasic News This practical handbook helps adults to understand, manage and reflect constructively on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. The games address issues that might arise in age-specific situations such as sharing a toy or facing peer pressure. They also encourage children to approach their emotions as a way to facilitate personal growth and healthy relationships. This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working with anger management in children.

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Page 16 - Anyone can become angry — that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way— this is not easy" (Goleman, 1995, page ix, his emphasis).
Page 24 - One study found that 3-year-olds who were skilled in using all three strategies showed the least aggressive and externalizing behaviour (Gilliom et al. 2002). They were able to control themselves sufficiently to turn away from the source of frustration and focus on something else, and were less likely to attack it. They could also ask questions about when the situation would be alleviated, which was very helpful in dissolving anger.

About the author (2008)

Deborah M. Plummer is a registered speech and language therapist and imageworker practitioner with over 20 years' experience of facilitating groups and working individually with both children and adults. Formerly a clinical lead therapist working within the NHS, she now lectures at De Montford University, Leicester and runs workshops and short courses on the uses of imagery and issues of self-esteem in the UK and abroad. She is the author of Self-Esteem Games for Children, Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem, Second Edition, Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem, The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise: A Self-Esteem Story, and Using Interactive Imagework with Children, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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