Thursday, October 4, 2012

Awesome Ideas for Teaching Anger Management Techniques to Children

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My coworker introduced me to a site with some great activities for teaching anger management techniques for children.  A couple of the ideas are below:

Bubble Blowing for Breathing  
Many adults have realized the benefits of deep breathing to calm angry or anxious feelings. Kids can be taught this technique by learning to blow bubbles slowly, according to HelpStartsHere.com. Young children can be taught that quick breathing does not result in the big bubbles that slow, deep breaths provide, according to the website. Other techinques to show children how to slow breathing is teaching how to count backwards from 10.

Angry Balls 
Creating "angry balls" is another recommended activity that parents and young children can do together. An angry ball is made by filling a balloon with dry rice or sand and securing the tie. When anger strikes, young kids can soothe their powerful feelings by mashing the ball, throwing it on the floor or squeezing it.

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