Anger Management Games for Children
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.
ability Additional notes adults angry feelings arms aware behaviour body caller calm Carl Rogers child child’s choose circle colour cortisol David Fulton develop difﬁcult emotions example experience exploring facilitators feeling angry feelings of anger ﬁnd ﬁnger ﬁrst player ﬂy frustration game coordinator games sessions give group members guess hands Hayley healthy anger management help children III self-awareness important IZl imagination l0 mins lZl leader learning listening Q lZl concentration lZl cooperation lZl lZl creative thinking lZl empathy lZl listening lZl non-verbal lZl observation lZl self-awareness lZl taking turns lZl trust mins lZl self-control move movements negotiate observation Q other’s pairs parachute game person play Adaptation Reﬂection Players sit praise puppet Q IZl Reﬂection Notes relaxed role rules self-awareness lZl self-calm self-esteem shake situation skills smile someone speciﬁc stand story Sunderland Talk unconditional positive regard walk whole group young children
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.