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Bullying / Anger / Conflict Resolution

Calming the Family Storm: Anger Management for Moms, Dads and All the Kids

Calming the Family Storm: Anger Management for Moms, Dads and All the Kids

No. 8728

by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., Robert Brooks, Ph.D., Sharon Weiss, M.Ed.
Anger appears to be all around us, and parents worry when their children have problems with anger. In this practical book, the authors review a seven-step program to help parents of children ages 6 to 16 to understand the causes of anger in children, and to design a program to help their children learn to manage angry feelings and behavior.

Learn these seven steps:

  • Understand why children become angry.
  • Identify when your child needs help.
  • Involve your child as a partner in managing anger.
  • Plan for your child to manage and express anger appropriately.
  • Design a daily behavior management plan.
  • Solve common behavior problems.
  • Instill a resilient mindset in your child.
  • (148 pp.)

    ""This is a wonderful book that can make family life more fun, enjoyable and loving.""
    —Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., Director, NYU Child Study Center

    ""Millions of parents worry about their children who have problems in expressing anger appropriately. This very worthwhile book is full of practical suggestions parents can use immediately. I will be recommending it in my work with parents and school systems throughout the country.""
    —Marlene Snyder, Ph.D., Coordinator, National Olweus Bullying Prevention Training, Clemson University

    ""Goldstein, Brooks, and Weiss give us powerful new insights into why children behave as they do, and practical easy-to-follow strategies to prevent even normal disappointments and frustrations from escallating out of control. Following the 7 steps will help children become a lot less angry, and parents, a lot less worried.""
    —Myrna B. Shure, Ph.D., Author, Raising a Thinking Child

    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1 — One Big Happy Family… or Is It?
    Chapter 2 — The Anatomy of Anger
    Chapter 3 — Anger Management Strategies I — First Steps
    Chapter 4 — Anger Management Strategies II — For the Long Term
    Chapter 5 — Five Steps to Less Anger in Your Life
    Chapter 6 — Encouraging Relationships
    Chapter 7 — Healthy Communication
    Chapter 8 — Problem Solving & Conflict Resolution
    Chapter 9 — Family and Couple Meetings
    Chapter 10 — "All's Fair in Love…"
    Chapter 11 — Discipline Without Anger
    Chapter 12 — Children's Choices and Consequences
    Chapter 13 — When Kids Get Angry
    Chapter 14 — Anger Management for Kids
    Chapter 15 — Angry Divorces, Single Parents, Stepfamilies
    Chapter 16 — When Anger Turns to Violence
    Chapter 17 — After the Family Storm — and Beyond
    Appendix A: Finding a Counseling Professional in Your Community
    Appendix B: Resources for Family Violence
    Appendix C: Resources for Effective Parenting
    Appendix D: More Resources


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