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Controlling Anger

on January 24, 2013

angryEveryone gets angry at some point or another. How you act when you’re angry is what you need to focus on. How you act will either make the situation worse or make is better.

Here are some suggestions of things you can have your kids do when they are angry or in a bad mood. As always, children learn from how you act when you are angry, so be self-aware.

• Talk to a friend you can trust.
• Count to 10.
• Get or give a hug.
• Do jumping jacks or another exercise.
• Draw a picture of your anger.
• Go for a walk.
• Give yourself a ‘timeout’ and spend some time alone in your room.
• Play a video game.
• Run around the outside of the house five times as fast as you can.
• Sing along to songs on your i-pod, mp3 player or the radio.
• Think good thoughts (maybe about a fun time you had with your friends or family).
• Take a bike ride, go skateboarding, play basketball — do something active!

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