Are you looking for books to help your child manage anger? Â I have gathered a few great titles below just for you! Â Kids can get so overwhelmed with their emotions, they just donâ€™t know how to handle this feeling they have. Â Often times this results in hitting, kicking, biting or throwing things when your child is upset. Â Thankfully there are many titles out there to help you and your child manage his anger, here are just a few.
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Books to Help Your Child Manage Anger
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Angry Octopus: An anger management story introducing active progressive muscular relaxation and deep breathing written by Lori Lite. Â This is a great story that helps to teach kids the benefits of breathing to help control anger. Â Kids can relate to the angry octopus as the sea child teaches him how to take a deep breath and calm down when he is angry. Â This book received national attention on ABCâ€™s Shark Tank! Â It is geared towards kids ages 6-12 but it is not about a reading level, it is about helping a child control his or her anger, and parents can benefit too! Â You can grab this book on Amazon for under $10!
Cool Down and Work Through Anger: Everyone gets angry right? Â Kids are no exception. Â They need to be taught how to handle themselves appropriately when a friend makes them mad. Â Hitting and throwing a fit is not the right way. Â This great kidâ€™s book is going to help them learn self-calming techniques, how to ask for help from an adult, talking, how to be patient and more. Â It is a great one to read more than once! Â Available on Amazon for a little more than $7, you can also download a Kindle version as well.
Hands Are Not for Hitting: Written by Martine Agassi Ph. D. it teaches kids just that, hands are not for hitting. Â Kids react when they are mad and often it comes in the form of hitting. Â It comes in the form of a durable board book and perfect for preschool aged kids and very young kids with easy concepts for them to understand. Â It is super affordable too! Â You can order it for under $5 on Amazon, or download a kindle version, but I am not sure how well that might go with young kids. Get it on Amazon for under $7.
What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kidâ€™s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger: Written by Dawn Huebner, it guides children (and parents) through techniques on how to handle their anger. Â It is based on cognitive-behavioral techniques with bright, lively illustrations, making it a fun to read book with kids, while they learn how to control their anger. Â Amazon has this in paperback for under $10.
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It is tough to parent a child with anger issues, and it is tough to be a parent of a child with anger issues. Â There might come a point in time where you just throw your hands up because you donâ€™t know what else to do. Â That is ok, but when you are done, check out these books above. Â It will be great quality time spent and a learning experience for both of you.