Anger Management Archives - The Helpful Counselor
20 Things You Can Say to Help an Angry Child

20 Things You Can Say to Help an Angry Child

So what do you say to an angry child? Does it matter if the child is your client, student, or your own offspring? Do you find yourself reacting differently depending on who is in emotional distress? It really shouldn’t matter, but all too often it does. I speak...
Tone of Voice Lesson with Taylor Swift & I Prevail

Tone of Voice Lesson with Taylor Swift & I Prevail

Tone of voice goes a LOOOONG way in communication. Unfortunately many children and teens have a hard time understanding that how you say something is just as important (if not more) than what you say. Teaching kids how to identify tone of voice and how it can be...
18 Coping Skills: Strategies for Children and Teens

18 Coping Skills: Strategies for Children and Teens

Coping skills have been a pretty popular topic for discussion over on The Helpful Counselor Facebook Page. So many great ideas were shared that I thought it would be a good to write a coping skills blog post to have them in one place. 🙂 Here are some of the great...
Emotional Baggage – Free Printable

Emotional Baggage – Free Printable

It can be very difficult for children (and adults) to let go of past hurts. Hanging onto negative thoughts and feelings towards others can make us feel isolated and overwhelmed by negative emotions. Many of my students hang onto a lot of “emotional...
10 Favorite Elementary Counseling Resources

10 Favorite Elementary Counseling Resources

One of my favorite things about my school counseling internship was our monthly elementary counseling meetings. We would get together and share what was going on, get advice about challenges we were facing, and share strategies with one another. The six of us each...
Free Anger Management Printable Activity

Free Anger Management Printable Activity

Anger management can be difficult for many children. Engaging students in a hands-on activity is a great way to redirect their focus. Coloring and cutting out the following Anger Gage is a productive diversion that allows the child to validate how they are feeling, as...

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