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20+ Inside Out Clips to Help Teach Children About Feelings

20+ Inside Out Clips to Help Teach Children About Feelings

The Disney Pixar movie Inside Out was an instant hit at the box office. Children, teens, adults and especial counselors are drawn to the movie’s relatable characters and life challenges. As mentioned above, counselors anticipated the release of Inside Out and...
75 Reasons Behind Your Child’s Anger

75 Reasons Behind Your Child’s Anger

“I don’t know how you do it.” <- A phrase I often hear after responding to a call to help an angry child who is throwing desks across the room or displaying some other type of aggressive behavior. The answer is simple: It’s not personal. As...
Dealing with Grief – Grieving Child: Pet Death Activity

Dealing with Grief – Grieving Child: Pet Death Activity

Many children experience grief for the first time when their pet dies. Regardless if the pet was a 12 year-old  family dog or a goldfish, they won at the carnival last month, children dealing with grief experience  grief just as intensely as they would if it was a...
Anger Management Activity: Free Problem Solving Cards

Anger Management Activity: Free Problem Solving Cards

I work with angry kids every day I go to work (and sometimes at home with my own 3 kiddos). We all feel anger. Anger is not bad in of itself; it’s what we do when we are angry that matters. Anger is a secondary emotion that is displayed in an effort to protect...
10 Great Books to Help an Angry Kids

10 Great Books to Help an Angry Kids

I confess: I’m a book addict. I blame it on my mom. She always had a book in her hand. When I was young, trips to the library was as common as trips to the grocery store. My mom’s love of books was infectious. I was hooked young and there is no hope of...

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