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Anger Management Games for Children

by Deborah M Plummer Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 160 pages
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‘Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success.’
– The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review
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.

The 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.

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.

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.