"Here's a little secret to help you, whenever you start to feel mad. Most times when we're angry, it really means that we're sad!" -Elle Grey from the story, THE EMOTION ANGER
Oh, this is one is a doosey! Anger is so tough on us as adults, imagine what our children go through trying to work through such a strong emotion!
Anger, when felt and left undisclosed, can come out in various forms within our children...It can be hitting, screaming, withdrawal and many other forms.
Anger brings to the surface that everyone feels angry at times and that often it is the result of another emotion altogether...Sadness! Surprising to learn but so important to understand because it makes anger so much more manageable.
Anger goes on to explain that everyone has their own unique way to work through this strong emotion. For some it is a walk, for others it is to take some time to draw or write their feelings down or even to talk through them with someone that wants to help.
Emotions are healthy and our children need to have a safe environment in order to work through them. They need to have support through the process and this story will help you to help them come out on the other side of anger...an emotion that can be very damaging if they don't have an outlet. We all want nothing more than for our children to be healthy, not just physically, but also emotionally. Part of that emotional health is helping them through their feelings, helping them to understand first what they are feeling, why they are feeling it and then how to work through it. Anger is natural and they will feel it at different times through their life. Let's help them recognize it now so they can process it in a positive manner and show them how to work through it in a healthy way, for themselves and others!
THE EMOTION ANGER
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"Here's a little secret to help you, whenever you start to feel mad. Most times when we're angry, it really means that we're sad!"
-Elle Grey from the story, The Emotion Anger