Anger Management Games for Children

Anger Management Games for Children


By (author) Deborah M. Plummer, Illustrated by Jane Serrurier


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  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 251mm x 13mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843106280
  • ISBN 13: 9781843106289
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 39,989

Product description

This practical handbook helps adults to understand, manage and reflect constructively on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn game, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12.This 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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Author information

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.

Table of contents

Part One: Theoretical and Practical Background.; 1. Introduction.; 2. Understanding Anger; 3. Why Use Games to Support Healthy Anger Management?; 4. Structuring the Emotional Environment.; 5. When a Child is Already Angry.; 6. Self-Reflection and Self-Care. Bibliography. References.; Part Two: Games for Anger Management.; 7. Non-Competitive Ways to Choose Groups and Group Leaders.; 8. Warm-Ups and Ice-Breakers.; 9. Lighting the Fuse: Exploring Anger and Triggers to Anger.; 10. When I'm Angry: Responses and Consequences.; 11. You and Me: Empathy.; 12. You and Me Together: Respect, Cooperation and Negotiation.; 13. In the Driving Seat: Being in Control, Managing Stress and Tolerating Frustration.; 14. Got It! Solving Problems.; 15. Off We Go: Setting Goals and Being Prepared.; 16. Wind Downs and Celebrations.; Useful Resources.; Index.