3Problems and Feelings How do you know when you have a problem? What feelings go along with anger?
4What is ANGER?When you have a problem, anger may be one of the emotions you feel.Anger is a signal something is wrong.Anger tells you that you want something to change.Anger is a normal feeling. Everyone feels angry sometimes.
5Warning signs of ANGERWhat happens in your body when you are getting angry?Your heart pounds.Your breathing changes.Your muscles get tense.Your face gets red.There’s a knot in your stomach.There’s a lump in your throat.
6How To Cool Off ANGER CHOICES You can be angry in a way that will make the problem bigger.Or, You can figure out what the problem is and try to solve it.
8TALK IT OUT Model Story: “Kenny Keeps His Cool” From: Talk It Out by Barbara Porro, p. 124Discussion Questions:What do you think would happen if Kenny hadn’t walked away?What happened to Kenny’s feelings while he was getting a drink?Why is cooling off an important first step?
10COOL OFFWhen Eskimo children feel angry or tense, they are encouraged to stare at a bird or a fish. This activity removes the child from the disturbing situation in the same way a bird might take flight or a fish might swim away. The children are also taught to return to the problem later, just as the bird or fish returns.
11COOL OFFWhat are some strategies to cool off in school?