Anger issues in children can manifest from a variety of causes, including genetics, previous trauma, or mental health issues. No matter what the reason, teaching children anger management strategies at a young age can help them overcome issues later in life. Between Sessions offers therapy tools to teach children ways to deal with anger, as well as resources such as games, stories, and worksheets. We also offer anger managements tools for teens and adults, and can create a resource for you if you don’t see what you need already on our site.
Calming Down (Audio)
— This 12-minute audio will help people calm down and relax, particularly when they are experiencing anxiety.
Random Acts of Kindness Certificate (Kids)
— Give this award to children who demonstrate acts of kindness. Great for all kids, but particularly kids who are dealing with anger control issues and behavioral problems (0819)
Positive Discipline Workbook
— Written by Mary Gosche at the University of Missouri Extension, this workbook is designed to teach parents the principles of positive discipline. The workbook can be used in parenting classes or as homework with individual parents. Form Type: PDF (0815)
Good Behavior Program and Coloring Book
— This ebook doubles as a coloring book and behavior program that teaches kids 30 positive behaviors. Parents find it easier to reward positive behaviors than to use conventional discipline techniques. The program also teaches kids emotional and social skills that will go far beyond the traditional definition of good behavior.
Talking About Positive Emotions (Kids)
— Create this paper “Fortune Teller” in minutes for a great way to get kids talking about positive emotions.
(Emotional intelligence, positive psychology, emotional communication, 1218)
Show Your Feelings Role Play Games
— Get people talking about their feelings with three “cut and tape” dice games. These games are fun to play and a great way to encourage kids, teens, or even adults to talk about their feelings. PDF
— This game is designed to help children express their feelings. Players toss a penny and tell about a time they had a particular feeling. Form Type: PDF
Animal Feelings Poster
— Use this poster to help kids talk about their different feelings. Simple instructions are included on the poster. (emotional intelligence, feelings, 0318)
Kindness-Pass it On Poster
— This poster is designed to help people remember the importance of daily acts of kindness. Form Type: PDF (0715)
— This story is designed to help children see the importance of complimenting others. Form Type: PDF
Asking Questions-Fortune Teller
— This worksheet shows you how to cut out and fold a Fortune Teller which is designed to help kids talk about their themselves, their likes and dislikes, and more. (conversation, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, emotional intelligence, 102918, 2 pages).
What I Could Have Done Differently (For Kids)
— This worksheet gives children a template to think about what they could have done differently in terms of their behaviors. Children are asked to draw a problem they have had and write about and draw a picture of what they could have done differently. (behavior problems, autism, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, 1018)
Resolving Conflicts and Anger
— This worksheet can help people think about others who make them angry and positive things that can be done to deal with these feelings. PDF
— This worksheet can be used for two purposes: to help people relax when anxious or stressed and to help people think about their feelings. PDF (1116, relaxation, insight)
Create a Positive Self-Portrait
— This simple art therapy technique can help people focus on their positive qualities and how these qualities are visible to others. Form Type: PDF (Art Therapy, Quick, 0815).
Create A Mandala
— This simple art therapy exercise can help people get in touch with the feelings and can be used with clients to start a conversation about their self-image. Many therapists use this activity as part of a healing process. (Art Therapy, quick, 0815)
Scribble Your Feelings
— This simple assignment can help people get in touch with their feelings. PDF (0815, art therapy)
— These Coping Cards can be used by people who want to replace negative behaviors with positive ones. A useful technique to help in breaking negative habits. Form Type: PDF (CBT, 0615)
Pushing Your Anger Buttons
— This worksheet is designed to help people identify situations or events that trigger their anger. Form Type: PDF
It's Against The Law
— This worksheet will help children think about behaviors that are against the law.
Learn About Feelings
— Use this worksheet to help kids and teens talk about basic feelings.Form Type: PDF