Staying In Control

Staying In Control
Anger Management Skills for Parents of Young Adolescents
Middle School
High School
8.5x11
Pages: 
88
ISBN: 
978-0-87822-497-5
Item Number:
5232
Price:$15.99
Staying In Control: Anger Management Skills for Parents of Young Adolescents

Overview

Adolescence can be a perilous time for many parents and teens—especially young teens. As the need for independence asserts itself, conflict and anger inevitably arise. This new, hands-on manual shows parents how to remain calm and "stay in control" as they handle angry moments with their teens and in other areas of their lives. Specific exercises and step-by-step anger logs help parents identify their anger triggers and choose positive ways to respond in anger-provoking situations. Mental health professionals will find this manual to be extremely useful when working on anger issues in individual, family, or group counseling.

Book Reviews

"This book is very practical in its approach. It is written on a level that is very accessible to parents in the average population. The skills and tools the author provides are easy to understand and implement and appear to be helpful resources for a family that may be struggling with uncontrolled anger. These exercises could be helpful for professionals working with families or anger management groups as they are not highly time consuming or overly complicated, yet they still have the potential to aid parents in understanding and controlling their own anger more effectively."

—Lori L. Ellison, The Family Journal

"Relatively few books address the topic of how parents of adolescents can control their own anger. . . . Millicent Kellner's book (actually a self-help workbook) takes a different pathway to foster anger management skills in adolescents. She targets the anger management skills of parents . . . . an excellent resource for school or family counselors working with self-motivated parents."

—Larry L. Hill, Counseling Today

"Millicent Kellner offers parents advice on how to keep cool around kids when things get heated. Kellner sets the tone perfectly, correctly presenting anger as a natural emotion, rather than treating it as a problem to be solved. The chapters take readers through explanations of anger triggers, the self-
evaluation process, anger management plans, and more."

Youth Today

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
    • Anger Management Checklist
  2. Physiology of Anger
    • My Physiological Signs of Anger
    • Anger Log #1
  3. Anger Triggers and Settings
    • My Anger Triggers
    • My Anger Settings
    • Anger Log #2
  4. Degrees of Anger
    • Anger Log #3
  5. Thinking and Behavioral Tools
    • My Self-Statements
    • Self-Statement Exercise
    • People to Help Me Talk Things Out
    • Anger Log #4
  6. Self-Evaluation
    • Anger Log #5
  7. The Anger Management Plan
    • My Anger Management Plan
    • Final Anger Log
  8. Anger, Alcohol, and Drugs
  9. Staying in Control
    • Anger Management Checklist