The Angry Monster Strikes Again

A story about anger management for children age 3 to 6

The main topic of this story is anger management for children.

In The Angry Monster Strikes Again Isac is playing with his sister Norah. They are happy until his sister steps on his foot. An opportunity for the angry monster to stir things up...

Isac loses his temper and shows other children that being angry is a part of life. Isac shows kids what they might feel inside when they are angry and how they can cope with anger.

This story shows that, although this is hard work, children can be stronger than their anger.

Themes:

  • Anger can be a powerful feeling
  • When we're angry we think less clear
  • Consequences for ourselves (shame, regret, getting a time out)
  • Consequences for others (sadness, pain)
  • Physical reactions when feeling angry
  • How to cope with anger
  • How to apologise after a fight

Description

In this straightforward and nicely illustrated story, character Isac shows young children what can happen when anger possesses them. The story also shows that, although this is hard work, children can learn to be stronger than their anger.

In The Angry Monster Strikes Again Isac is playing with his sister Norah. They are happy until his sister steps on his foot. An opportunity for the angry monster to stir things up...

Isac loses his temper and shows children that being angry is a part of life. This is important because kids can feel bad about themselves because they think they’re the only ones that have to deal with anger. Also Isac shows kids what they might feel inside when they are angry and how they can cope with anger.

The story finishes with questions that the young readers can answer: when do you feel angry? How do you fight your angry monster? Did the angry monster ever make you do things you didn’t want to do? How do you make up with people after a fight?

The story can be read by parents, teachers and health care professionals with children. It opens up light conversation about a heavy topic. A topic most children don’t like to talk about because they feel ashamed of themselves. In this way it is a nice and playful tool to learn children to cope with their anger.

References:

  • This story is inspired by knowledge from the field of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Many books and therapy programs have been written about it’s use in clinical practice. It’s principles have been modified to make comprehensible for children, for instance by Dr. Paul Stallard

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