Frank's Feeling Mad: Helping Kids Cope with Anger
Help for Angry Kids
Dealing with mad feelings is something we do often here at Kidlutions. We've been doing it for as long as we've been in business...a span of three decades...and we've developed numerous articles on the subject.
Anger doesn't seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon and if you have a child, teach a child or work with children in any capacity, you've no doubt encountered an angry child (and probably more than your fair share of angry adults, as well). Anger is just part of the human condition, from which none of us are exempt.
Anger is just part of the human condition, from which none of us are exempt.
Dealing with BIG feelings isn't always easy, but it is always possible. And allowing kids to think about dealing with anger, generate ideas to manage it effectively and doing it all with a fun activity can make it memorable and more easy to access when the going gets tough.
Dealing with BIG feelings isn't always easy, but it is always possible.
In this non-directive craftivity, kids are given a blank canvas to either write or draw what they think is making Frank mad...and what he can do to deal with it in a helpful way. Simple, easy...yet more powerful than you can imagine. The fun-factor is even upped with the classroom or refrigerator-ready "Wanted Poster" that comes with the resource.
Kids who have fun while they are learning new skills are more apt to recall and be able to use the information!
This instant download comes with full directions on how to create your own Frank, as well as the necessary printables for Frank's face, t-shirt and writing/drawing prompt (which creates Frank's torso). Kids are welcome to customize their "Frank"...in fact, we encourage it! We are big fans of creative license!
Big feelings are nothing to be afraid of...when you have the right tools!
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Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD, is the founder of Kidlutions and co-author of BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids, co-creator of BLOOM Brainsmarts, and creator of The Joyful Parent. She is the author of numerous workbooks and resources to help from the preschool through the teen years.
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