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

ISBN: 978-0-470-75802-1
222 pages
October 2009
SmartHelp for Good
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.
  • Provides innovative tools for identifying each child's individual learning strengths
  • Includes Personalized Learning – providing primary, secondary and tertiary techniques to suit your child
  • A vital supplement to standard psychotherapeutic approaches such as play therapy, cognitive behavioural, family therapy and traditional anger management techniques
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About the Authors.

Foreword.

Acknowledgments.

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.

Bibliography.

Index.

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Frank Jacobelli has worked as Clinical Coordinator for Enki Health and Research Systems in California, USA, for the past 15 years and, while there, has implemented a successful school-based mental health program in a rural school district with a high percentage of children at risk. He also provides instruction in Crisis Intervention at Western Nevada College, USA.

Lynn Ann Watson holds a lifetime teaching and special education credential with certificates in special day class, learning disabilities, and resource services. She was an active member of the Board of Directors for the International Inter-Agency Alliance for Children, which was instrumental in the passage and implementation of Public Law 99-457, which focused on more and better services for young special needs children and their families.

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  • Provides innovative tools for identifying each child's individual learning strengths
  • Includes Personalized Learning – providing primary, secondary and tertiary techniques to suit your child
  • A vital supplement to standard psychotherapeutic approaches such as play therapy, cognitive behavioural, family therapy and traditional anger management techniques
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"In short, a highly commendable book that I really enjoyed.”  (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2012)

 

"We love our children and they drive us crazy. Frank Jacobelli and Lynn Ann Watson give us the road map back to sanity and compassion. This is a wonderful work that all can benefit from. I hope you will read it carefully and with an open heart."
Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D., author of Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness and Get on the Peace Train: The Journey from Anger to Harmony

"SmartHelp for Good 'n' Angry Kids is a great contribution to the evolving field of knowledge in ways to truly understand and address the needs of children who have the range of issues with anger. Frank Jacobelli and Lynn Ann Watson are masters of this subject and bring forth their wisdom with both brilliance and a loving heart."
Howard Glasser, author of Transforming the Difficult Child (1999)

Finally, a behavior management workbook which is effective and fun to use. It is tailored to your child’s individual learning style. A practical, readable guide that makes sense of the often misunderstood emotion of anger. Anger has a purpose. What is anger for, and what to do with it? The authors’ usual, down-to-earth style gives you the answers. Angry child? This is the book you have been waiting for!"
Jay Carter, Psy.D., best selling author of Nasty People and four other international books

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