by Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., Robert Brooks, Ph.D., Sharon Weiss, M.Ed.
Calming the Family Storm: Anger Management for Moms, Dads and All the Kids
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.
""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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