Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Free Visual Aids for Anger Management

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Awesome free visual aids for anger management resources for kids and teens.

Most kids deal with intense emotions at some point. Heck, even I do some days. Okay, most days...

Anyway, anger is a natural and healthy emotion. One that kids can easily learn to manage and cope. If not, anger is one of those big emotions that can easily become problematic or destructive. And quickly. Think hitting, biting, screaming, kicking, slapping, scratching, self-harm...those sorts of things. Probably things you're already familiar with, right? 

You likely need help with this whole parenting kids with big explosive emotions. I mean why else are you here reading this right now?

Well, that's where these free visual aids for anger management come in. 

The following freebies focus on helping kids deal specifically with anger. If you need something more general and that covers more emotions, then there's tons of coping strategies and printables here.

Seriously, visuals are the best. They help kids in so many ways, not just when it comes to dealing with their emotions. They help with everything (and anything!).

Free visual aids for anger management for kids

Free Visual Aids for Anger Management

1. Free Poster: 5 Quick Ways to Manage Anger - Every calm down corner and calm down kit should include some anger management tools such as this poster. Kids can reference it for ideas on how to cope with their anger in healthy ways.

2. Free Anger Volcano Visual from Printable Parents - A cute visual that shows different levels of anger from annoyed to furious and exploding. It's a great way to help kids visualize their own emotional response.

3. Behind Anger Wheel from WholeHearted School Counseling on Teachers Pay Teachers - Sometimes anger can be hiding something else that might be going on. This anger emotions wheel shows some other different emotions or feelings to consider. Other emotions that might be contributing to your child's anger.

4. How Big is Your Anger? Visual from Kidlutions - This printable will help kids visualize the size of their anger response as well as their problem.

5. Quick ANGER Assessment Poster from Ariel C. Williams on Teachers Pay Teachers - Using the acronym ANGER, this visual aid gives older kids a framework to assess and manage their anger. 

6. Anger Control Bookmarks from Emotional Intelligence Downloads on Teachers Pay Teachers - These bookmarks have different strategies for managing and coping with anger. They're perfect tools for kids who like to read a lot.

7. 10 Positive Affirmations for Anger from The Life Balance Tree - While this isn't a printable PDF, you could certainly save and print this image off if you wanted. It lists 10 positive affirmations that your child can say as they attempt to manage their big emotions.

Hopefully you find these free visual aids for anger management helpful! Which were your favorites on this list?

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Free visual aids for anger management for kids & teens