Mad: How to Deal with Your Anger and Get Respect

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Everyone gets angry sometimes. Feeling mad is a normal human emotion. But some teens go too far and get into trouble with their parents, their school, or the law. Their anger controls them and affects their lives in negative, sometimes long-lasting ways. This practical, supportive book helps teens understand and handle their anger. They learn whether they have an anger problem, why we get angry, and how anger affects our bodies and relationships. Practical tools and strategies help them control their anger and ...
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Overview


Everyone gets angry sometimes. Feeling mad is a normal human emotion. But some teens go too far and get into trouble with their parents, their school, or the law. Their anger controls them and affects their lives in negative, sometimes long-lasting ways. This practical, supportive book helps teens understand and handle their anger. They learn whether they have an anger problem, why we get angry, and how anger affects our bodies and relationships. Practical tools and strategies help them control their anger and avoid poor decisions and actions; insights from real teens let them know they’re not alone. The final chapters explore mental health problems that can complicate anger management and the role of counseling and psychotherapy. Includes resources.
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“This is a worthwhile resource for those students who need a simple, straightforward guide to a difficult problem.” —YouthWorker Journal

MAD: How to Deal with Your Anger and Get Respect is geared toward older middle school and high school students. MAD is about how anger can control you. MAD contains input and insights from real teens.”

—School Counselor Blog

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575422671
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/15/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Dr. James J. Crist is a psychologist specializing in children with ADHD, depression, and anxiety disorders. He is the Clinical Director and a Staff Psychologist at the Child and Family Counseling Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, where he provides psychological testing and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: Anger Is Like a Fire     1
The Truth About Anger     7
Everyone Gets Mad     8
Your Brain Is Built for Anger     18
The Teenage Rage Gauge: Getting to Know Your Anger     24
Tame the Flames     31
Expressing Anger: Healthy Ways vs. Not-So-Healthy Ways     32
Firewalls: Tools for Controlling Anger     44
Lifestyle Choices to Help You Keep Cool     61
Anger and Relationships     75
The Fire at Home: Anger in Families     76
The Fire of Romance: Anger in Couples     87
Fire and Friends: Anger Among Peers     97
Burning Issues     105
Disorders and Anger     106
When Anger Gets You in Trouble     119
How Treatment Can Help     132
Resources     138
Selected References     145
Index     148
About the Author     153
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