Social Skill Worksheet Skill: Controlling Anger

What is the theory behind this Social Skill Worksheet Skill: Controlling Anger?

Learning to control one’s anger in situations that provoke it can significantly impact the outcome of that situation. It is a key skill to be taught to young kids to help them manage their anger and prevent a situation from getting worse. It is important to teach young kids about the drawbacks of reacting due to one’s anger and the benefits of responding wisely instead. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help children learn about the ‘stop-think/choose-go’ technique that is useful in teaching them about how to manage their anger. It will teach them to take a pause whenever they feel anger is in control, think about their options and choose to act in the best possible way 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by teachers and school counsellors as part of extensive social skills training in young children. Explain and practise the ‘stop-think/choose-go’ technique, as mentioned in the worksheet. Relate the concept with that of a traffic light to help them understand better. Instruct them to write ‘stop-think/choose-go’ on the traffic light and color it.

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