141 Creative Strategies for Reaching Adolescents with Anger Problems

Grades 6-12
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9781889636863
Item Number: 8175


A collection of ideas, techniques, activities, and 25 reproducible student worksheets to help chronically angry adolescents in grades 6-12.

Educators will be able to quickly find strategies that best fit students with different kinds of anger problems. The strategies are divided into five anger categories by stage and intensity, from mild to devastating. In addition, 20 possible reasons are offered for anger in adolescents, and tips are given to share with parents.

This resource will give you a unique practical collection of insights techniques activities and reproducible worksheets to help chronically angry adolescents. Using this book you will be able to quickly find strategies that best fit those with different kinds of anger problems.

These are categorized as five levels of anger intensity and strategies offered for each.

  • Mild: Positively preventative
  • Moderate: Preventative and quick & easy-to-use
  • Strong: Fairly intense and firm interventions
  • Very Strong: Intense interventions and safety issues
  • Devastating: Safety issues and long term interventions

In addition 20 possible reasons are offered for anger in adolescents and tips are given to share with parents.

Category 1 – Mild Anger

  1. A Unique Anger Scale
  2. Avoid the 7 Deadly Habits
  3. Employ the 7 Connecting Habits
  4. Attached to Your Hip
  5. Don’t Forget to Water the Seeds
  6. Observing the Ceiling Fan
  7. Signing the Declaration
  8. Removing the Barricades
  9. Angry Morning Meetings
  10. Got Bounce?
  11. The Professional Touch
  12. Stop Talking to the Wall
  13. Classy Classical Classroom Music
  14. 24 Desks and 3 Stationary Bikes
  15. The Eleven Most Important Words
  16. The Power of Pickles
  17. The Four Facts that All Parents Must Know
  18. You Know Where the Trash Goes
  19. Read Them Their Rights
  20. In the Pursuit of Happiness
  21. The Dangers of Smoking, Drinking, Drugs, and Anger
  22. The Walking Labyrinth
  23. The Labyrinth Table
  24. Individual Desktop Finger Labyrinths
  25. Crying Eyes
  26. Oh, Those Rolling Eyes
  27. Eyes Look Up to Calm Down
  28. Look Me in the Eyes When I’m Talking to You
  29. Fighting Eyes
  30. Linebacker Eyes
  31. Deceptive Eyes
  32. Don’t Let Them Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes
  33. Computer Eyes
  34. Truthful Eyes

Category 2 – Moderate Anger

  1. Heavy Stones in Their Backpacks
  2. Thought Stopping
  3. The “Must Avoid” Word
  4. Skip, Skip, Skip to My Loo
  5. Exploring the Ten S’s
  6. The Mood Tree
  7. Stress Dots
  8. Nevertheless
  9. Handy Fragrances
  10. Anger Is Like a Boomerang
  11. Look Out For Mismatches
  12. In Search of Sleep
  13. The Two-Minute Warning Whistle
  14. Stop Passing On the Pain
  15. Stop Trying to Make Every Child a Team Player
  16. The 24 Hour Rule
  17. The More You Do, The More You’ll Be Criticized
  18. Making the Right Moves
  19. Anger as a Motivator
  20. More Moral Stories Please
  21. You Mean It’s Normal to Get Angry Once in a While
  22. Set Reasonable Goals
  23. Avoid the “It’s Just Easier” Syndrome
  24. Costly Insults
  25. Gratitude Journaling
  26. Time In vs. Time Out
  27. Turning Disappointments Into Appointments
  28. Sending Out Invitations
  29. Be a Trail Angel
  30. Personal Mantras
  31. To Chew or Not to Chew

Category 3 – Strong Anger

  1. The “D” Escalator
  2. Get on Your Horse Paul Revere
  3. False Accusations
  4. The More Steps, the Merrier
  5. Temperaments Determine Peer Groups
  6. Solitude: Rx For the Attitude
  7. Empathetic Assertion
  8. Yes, You Could Have Done Better
  9. The Drinkers of the Wind
  10. The Hard-Hearted
  11. Load Up the Bus for a Heart Tour
  12. A Thermos of Chamomile
  13. Making Deposits for the Needy
  14. Enjoying the Attention
  15. Dangerous E-Mails
  16. Defeated by the Power Rangers
  17. Stop, Think, Then Act
  18. When “We” Get Angry
  19. Meditation Impacts Teen Blood Pressure
  20. The More Muscle, the More Memory
  21. Adolescent Anger Scale
  22. Going West By Sailing East
  23. The Grizzly Bear Growl
  24. Are You 100% Sure?
  25. Consider Yoga

Category 4 – Very Strong Anger

  1. Save the More Intensive Work for Later in the Day
  2. Sam’s Secret Signal
  3. After Five Minutes It’s Loitering
  4. What’s In it for Me?
  5. The Chill Factor
  6. Stop Arguing and Listen
  7. Sitting on the Back Porch
  8. Use the Back Door Approach
  9. Tolerance Tokens
  10. Why Are You Praising Me?
  11. Giant Leaps
  12. Standing is Confrontation
  13. Floating the Anger Away
  14. Let the Mumblers Mumble
  15. Putting the Squeeze on Anger
  16. Let Them Dump the Whole Bucket
  17. A Tricky Tactic
  18. The Missing Ingredient in Conflict Resolution
  19. Rethinking Triggers
  20. Changing the “F” Word to Fiddlesticks
  21. Mirror Therapy
  22. Anger: The Best Friend Repellent
  23. Let Me Think About That
  24. They’re Not Too Old for Social Skills Groups
  25. Five Days Equals Five Minutes
  26. My Favorite Strategy
  27. From Injustice to Changing the World
  28. From Anger to Bitterness to Perseverance
  29. Uncle Jimmie’s Photograph
  30. Don’t Count Numbers, Count Colors
  31. Therapeutic Rituals
  32. A Vow of Silence
  33. A Unique Way of Breathing

Category 5 – Devastating Anger

  1. Never Never Land . . . Don’t Go There
  2. Hitting Pillows and Breaking Dishes
  3. Just Walk Away Renee
  4. I Don’t Approve of That, But
  5. Fly Off the Handle
  6. On the Radar Screen
  7. Adrenaline in the Bloodstream
  8. Set Backs Are O.K.
  9. Positive Closures
  10. The ‘Calmer’ Must Show Empathy
  11. Removing Rungs On the Ladder of Violence
  12. Apologies are Nice, But
  13. For Those Who Work Individually with Violent Students
  14. Don’t Forget Forgiveness
  15. The Handy Anger Busters Checklist
  16. Offer Students Face-Saving Exits
  17. Effective Consequencing
  18. After the Storm: Revisiting the 9 R’s
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