Show Me Your Mad Face: Teaching Children to Feel Angry Without Losing Controlby Connie J. Schnoes
Children get angry for many different reasons. Young children may throw tantrums when they are tired, frustrated, or unhappy. Teens may use anger to either get what they want or get out of doing something they don't like, such as homework or chores. Exhausted or frightened by frequent outbursts, parents often try to avoid doing or demanding anything of their
Children get angry for many different reasons. Young children may throw tantrums when they are tired, frustrated, or unhappy. Teens may use anger to either get what they want or get out of doing something they don't like, such as homework or chores. Exhausted or frightened by frequent outbursts, parents often try to avoid doing or demanding anything of their children that might trigger their anger.
Author Connie Schnoes, however, tells parents not to shield children from situations that make them angry. Instead, all children must learn that feeling angry at times is a normal emotion and there are appropriate ways to control and express anger without hurting themselves or others.
Her book helps parents:
• Recognize angry behavior in children and act before it becomes a problem
• Understand a child who is often angry and learn what that anger might represent
• Teach children to stop using angry and aggressive behaviors and learn new, positive ways of behaving and expressing anger or frustration
• Know when it's a good idea to seek professional help for a child who is often angry.
Using many examples from her clinical practice and her own family to highlight her helpful advice, Dr. Schnoes offers hope to parents worn out and worried by their children's explosive, angry behavior. "Dr. Schnoes has written an excellent book for parents that explains why our children do what they do and encourages and inspires us to work with them to turn their scowls into smiles." - Dr. Cynthia Ellis, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Contains many real-life examples from author's own family and the many children and families she has counseled over the years.
Empowers parents and relieves them of the responsibility and guilt they may feel when children get angry for being disciplined, told "No," or asked to do something they don't want to g Gives parents proven tools to use to help kids from toddlers to teens to calm down and handle their anger constructively instead of blowing up and making the situation worse
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