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This is a cleverly written tale that allows the young reader to grasp the concept of where anger is and how to 'let it out' in appropriate ways. The author effectively illustrates what happens inside the body when anger is suppressed and leads the reader to understand why it is important to express all feelings in a healthy way. Following the story are several lesson plans discussion questions and reproducible worksheets that can be used by an adult to help add breadth depth and personalization to this story for children. In this story a young girl named Sam has anger growing inside her after the break-up of her parents. She is uncomfortable and scared to 'let out' her angry feeling so it keeps growing. Sam tries several creative ways to hold Anger down but Anger doesn't go away and keeps causing her troubles. Eventually Sam learns how Anger is different from her other emotions and she uses her words to appropriately let Anger out. This book is an excellent tool for counselors therapists, teachers, mentors and parents. It can be used to help children identify and resolve some of their more intense emotions preventing them from leading happy and successful lives. Lesson plans and activity pages are included.
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As a middle school counselor, Karen Biron-Dekel is keenly aware of the many challenges faced by children in today's society. Her goal is to help them recognize their stressors and deal with them in a constructive way. This book is a step toward that end.Karen Biron-Dekel received her B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University in New York, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and holds a Master's Degree with Distinction in Counseling from Hofstra University. In addition to her individual work with young people, she has run divorce support groups for children and facilitated parenting groups for adults. She lives in Oceanside, New York, with her husband and two children.
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Book Description Youthlight, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1598501038
Book Description YouthLight Inc, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1598501038n