What to Do When You Are Mad: A Self-Regulation Workbook for Kids and Their Parents

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This is a workbook for kids ages 4 through 8 to do with their parents (see Note below for younger kids).

Written by a child development psychologist, this workbook uses science-backed information to help children:

  • Understand Anger
  • Identify Signs of Anger
  • Learn to Vent Anger in Healthy Ways
  • Refocus Their “Mad Energy” to Problem-Solve

Includes a total of 8 self-reflective exercises. 

Bonus Features!

Mad-Power is a Super Power Word-Art Mini-poster (print and frame in your child’s calm-down corner).

7 Ways to Vent Cards (print, laminate, and cut out to use in a calm-down kit or calm down corner). 

Table of Contents:

  • Why Do I Feel Mad?
  • Understand Your Angry Feelings
  • What to do When You are So Mad You Feel Like Exploding!
  • 7 Ways to Vent
  • Use Your Mad Power like a Super Power for Good!

 

Praise for What to Do When You Are Mad: 

“What to do When you are Mad’ is an amazing and comprehensive resource for elementary aged kids! Dr. Soderlund breaks down important self-regulation strategies rooted in brain science, into child-friendly language empowering kids to better understand their anger, manage it in moments of stress and problem solve in a productive way for the future.” – Angela Pruess, Marriage and Family Therapist and Parent Coach

“What to Do When You are Mad is a wonderful workbook to help your child explore their feelings and channel their anger in a positive direction. I love how the book teaches kids to accept anger and shows them how they can channel that energy into a superpower! A positive book on a difficult feeling!” – Natasha Daniels, Child Therapist

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*** This listing is for a digital PDF product download. No physical item will be mailed to you.***

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This is an anger workbook for kids ages 4 through 8 to do with their parents (see Note for younger kids). 

Written by a child development psychologist, this workbook uses science-backed information to help children:

  • Understand Anger
  • Identify Signs of Anger
  • Learn to Vent Anger in Healthy Ways
  • Refocus Their “Mad Energy” into problem-solving energy

Table of Contents:

  • Why Do I Feel Mad?
  • Understand Your Angry Feelings
  • What to do When You are So Mad You Feel Like Exploding! 
  • 7 Ways to Vent
  • Use Your Mad Power like a Super Power for Good! 

Includes:

Mad-Power is a Super Power Word-Art Mini-poster (print and frame in your child’s calm-down corner).

7 Ways to Vent Cards (print, laminate, and cut out to use in a calm-down kit or calm down corner). 

Total of 8 self-reflective exercises. 

 

Read more about my approach to helping kids regulate their anger in this post: Teach Your Child How to Regulate Their Anger in a Healthy Way

 

Suggestions for How to Use this Workbook:

Read through the first part of the workbook (through page 5) with your child. When you come to an exercise read it to your child and give them time to think about their answer. If your child is not yet writing for themselves, you can write the answer for them in the spaces provided in the workbook. Work through the first sets of exercises (through page 5).

Then laminate and cut out the 7 Ways to Vent Cards on pages 6 and 7. Practice these at times when your child is not mad and then put them in a handy place for the next time your child is angry. 

Read through the section, Use Your Mad Power like a Super Power for Good (pgs. 8-11) but do not do the exercises yet. Print and frame or laminate the Mad-Power is a Super Power Word-Art Mini-poster and put it in your child’s time-in or calm-down corner/area. 

When your child gets angry:

  • Let them chose a card and guide them through the venting exercise. 
  •  Reflect on how to refocus their mad energy by finding the exercise in the Use Your Mad Power like a Super Power for Good section that best fits the situation and work through that exercise together. 

Note: For Children Younger than 4

Select 3 or 4 venting exercises that you think will work best with your child, print, laminate and keep them handy when your child gets mad. Practice the exercises at times when they are not mad. 

Save the workbook exercises for when they are a little older.

*** This listing is for a digital PDF product download. No physical item will be mailed to you.***

 

 

1 review for What to Do When You Are Mad: A Self-Regulation Workbook for Kids and Their Parents

  1. Julie Slaby

    I have loved using this book with my 4 and 6 year olds. We have all been practicing the strategies and I know we will continue to revisit the book anytime we feel we need some self-regulation. Thank you for this wonderful resource.

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