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
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 numerous books
‘Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success.’ – The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review