Children who experience grievous losses of all kinds experience a multitude of intense emotions. Some, like anger, can be difficult to manage as the child or teen may lack competency in handling them. Yet anger in itself can be a useful reminder of what is important, what is needed and what is desired. A Volcano in My Tummy will help caring adults provide coaching and guidance to 6 – 15 year olds on how they can understand and channel their anger so they can live successful, non-hurtful lives.
A Volcano In My Tummy can be used with individual children, by counselors or parents, as a one-to-one anger management unit. Teachers and group leaders will find the 25 lessons, including sections on bullying that are given here meaningful ideas to integrate into other classroom curricula. Lessons include creative, fun, and provocative interactive activities and handouts. The book also provides ample materials for churches and faith group, agency or school staff presentations.
Besides the 25 specific lessons the introductory material in this book is exceptionally well organized and succinct. It includes:
* Key concepts,
* The anger rules,
* Information about the special challenges of parents and caregivers,
* Building Children’s Self Esteem
* What Adults Can Do When A Child is Angry
* Guidelines & questions to use for One-to-one Anger Management Sessions
We highly recommend this intelligent, carefully organized book. The authors, teachers and counselors, demonstrate knowledge, compassion and understanding. Their work indicates appropriate age levels and offers hope that through education we can facilitate ways of responding to anger in ways that enhance rather than diminish life.
Paperback, 82 pages.
by Elaine Whitehouse & Warwick Pudney