It’s okay to get angry if you know what to do.
That’s the premise of A Feel Better Book for Little Tempers.
The story, done in rhyme helps young children recognize their anger, experience how it feels in their body and develops healthy coping skills to manage this emotion.
For my own practice, I transferred the gentle verses onto “cue cards” and found that children love to demonstrate the techniques in the book as I “flip” each card of the story. They make the mind-body connection as they “pretend their anger is the ball and their arms are the bat.”
The story moves from high energy movement to deep breathing, visualization, and muscle relaxation. What a fun way to learn anger management!
By DeeDee Ginns-Gruenberg, RPT-S, LPC