BOOK: When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry… by Molly Bang
Asset Focus: Support and Social Competencies
Lesson: Stop, Think and Choose to Act
Next month’s book: Through My Eyes
This month our creative parent volunteers are giving ABC lessons based on the book When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang which tells the story of a young girl who is searching for ways to cope with big feelings like anger. She learns effective techniques that everyone can try.
Help your child use safe ways to calm down:
· Do physical activity. Put on music & dance away the anger. Go on a walk or bike ride.
· Take deep breaths.
· Count to 10. If still angry, count to 10 again.
· Remove yourself from the situation. Take a break in a safe, quiet place.
· Use markers, paint, or other art materials to express feelings.
How can I help reinforce this lesson at home?
· Help your child identify & acknowledge how they are feeling with words. “You are using a loud, angry voice. Are you mad? Tell me about it.”
· As a caring adult, notice & acknowledge your own feelings. Role model the techniques you use to stay calm & in control. Share your successful strategies with youth.
Phrase of the month: Reconsider before you respond.
Check out the parent letter sent home from your ABC readers for more details about this lesson. You may also visit projectcornerstone.org for more information.
When you “catch” kids modeling positive behaviors…Notice, Name it, and Celebrate it!