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SmartHelp for Good 'n' Angry Kids. Teaching Children to Manage Anger

  • ID: 2182386
  • Book
  • October 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 222 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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SmartHelp is a unique approach which utilizes a child s learning strengths and draws on the most up–to–date brain–behavior research findings. SmartHelp for Good n Angry Kids provides the reader with an innovative tool for determining a child s individual learning strengths, and for pairing this information with specific, carefully crafted activities that teach the child about anger and its appropriate expression.

The book features workbook activities divided into the eight individual learning styles: Logical–Mathematical, Bodily–Kinaesthetic, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Musical–Rhythmic, Visual–Spatial, Verbal–Linguistic, and Naturalist.

Each activity is then divided into three crucial areas for successfully managing angry behavior: cognitive, affective, and behavioral.

SmartHelp is a vital supplement to standard psychotherapeutic approaches such as play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, family therapy and traditional anger–management techniques.

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About the Authors.



1 Introducing SmartHelp for Good n Angry Kids.

2 Making Sense of Anger.

3 Major Theories about Anger: A Brief, Annotated Guide.

4 Character: Factory Installed or Add–On Equipment?

5 The Labeling of Children: When Anger Leads to Diagnosis.

6 Reaching and Teaching the Angry Child And How to Stay Sane in the Process.

7 Learning Styles and Why They Matter.

8 Kaytlin, Thomas, Lena, and Manny: A Few of Our Angry Kids.

9 Before You Begin Workbook A Logical–Mathematical.

This Thing Called Anger.

Me in the Mirror.

Walt Learns to Wait.

Figuring Out Who I Am.

Crack the Cool Code.

Bonnie Can Balance.

Workbook B Bodily–Kinesthetic.

Snack–Food for Thought.

Frank Feels the Fire.

Counting to Calm.

Rockhound Rhonda.

Don t Blow It.

Paul Hits the Wall.

Workbook C Intrapersonal.

Brenda in a Bag.

Ray on the Rise.

My Three Favorite Things.

Color You Calm.

When Gary Gets Going.

Ben Beats the Blahs.

Workbook D Interpersonal.

Sizzling Simon.

I, I, Irene.

Hannah Asks for Help.

Mirroring Matthew.

Playing It Cool.

Chuck Checks It Out.

Workbook E Musical–Rhythmic.

Larry s Lyrics to Live By.

Rappin Randy Raps It Out.

Bobby Keeps the Beat.

Sam s Secret Saying.

Rockin Ricky.

Shake It Out Your Shoes.

Workbook F Visual–Spatial.

Mike s Magic Bike.

What Bugs You?

Putting Feelings to Faces.

The Train that Could.

Vinnie on Video.

Picture This.

Workbook G Verbal–Linguistic.

All or Nothing Alex.

Have a Talk With Yourself.

Keep it Simple, Sam.

Sarah Says I m Sorry .

What I Really Mean to Say.

Carla s Cool Friend Connie.

Workbook H Naturalist.

Tip of the Iceberg.

Andrea s Ant Hill.

Spencer in Space.

Vic, the Volcano.

Stella Sees Stars.

Felicia Finds the Forest.

Appendix I Survey, Scoring page, and Graph Eight Strengths Survey.

Appendix II Answer Guide.



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Frank Jacobelli
Lynn Ann Watson
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