Show Me Your Mad Face: Teaching Children to Feel Angry without Losing Control

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Connie J Schnoes

  • Show Me Your Mad Face

222 pages
2012
ISBN: 9781934490310

Reduce angry and aggressive behaviour of children and teens by teaching new social skills and positive ways to express frustration. Worn out parents worried by their children’s explosive, angry behaviour learn strategies to improve behaviour and create a calmer home. Exhausted or frightened by frequent outbursts, parents often try to avoid doing or demanding anything of their children that might trigger their anger.

Author Connie Schnoes tells parents not to unintentionally reinforce angry behaviour by cajoling or consoling the angry child in order to keep the peace, nor to shield children from situations that make them angry. Instead, all children must learn that feeling angry at times is a normal emotion and there are appropriate ways to control and express anger without hurting themselves or others. This book helps parents, grandparents and primary caregivers to:

  • Recognise angry behaviour in children and act before it becomes a problem
  • Understand a child who is often angry and learn what that anger might represent
  • Teach children to stop using angry and aggressive behaviours and learn new, positive ways of behaving and expressing anger or frustration
  • Know when it’s a good idea to seek professional help for a child who is often angry

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

SECTION 1: ANGRY CHILDREN

CHAPTER 1: Children and Emotions

CHAPTER 2: Children and Anger

CHAPTER 3: How Children Learn

CHAPTER 4: Why are Children Angry?

SECTION 2: WHAT PARENTS CAN DO

CHAPTER 5: Become a Better Parent

CHAPTER 6: Catch Kids Being Good

CHAPTER 7: Set a Good Example

CHAPTER 8: Consequences Work, So Use Them

CHAPTER 9: Listen to and Talk with Your Children

CHAPTER 10: Where Is Your Line in the Sand?

CHAPTER 11: Teach Ahead of Time

CHAPTER 12: "I'm So Angry I Could... !" Now What?

CHAPTER 13: Media Matter!

CHAPTER 14: Teach Problem Solving

CHAPTER 15: Know Where Your Children Are

CHAPTER 16: The Role of Spirituality

SECTION 3: TEACH SO YOUR CHILDREN WILL LEARN

CHAPTER 17: Take a Teaching Approach

CHAPTER 18: When Children Lose Control

CHAPTER 19: When lt's More than Just Anger

Index