Anger management among children is a big issue and is one that many parents try to solve. However, though their best efforts, some children cannot seem to acquire these skills. Parents use many kinds of techniques; some use old-fashioned 1 to 1 talks, others send their kids to overpriced counselors to do the work for them. For the past few months now, I have been using a fantastic book that has helped children calm down, cope, and regain control. In this review, I’ll tell you all the great things about it and why it is the best fit at home or in school.
Why did I choose Anger Management Skills Workbook for Kids: 40 Awesome Activities to Help Children Calm Down, Cope, and Regain Control, instead of the many others out there on the market? I chose this book because of the fantastic content that comes with it. Many anger management books that parents will come across tell them how to deal with every issue. I’ve realized this strategy is ineffective and that hands-on books like workbooks get the job done. This book teaches your child an array of essential skills that every kid will need. Moreover, it reinforces the knowledge learned with awesome activities and bonus games and exercises.
Second, this book is highly engaging. The workbook is packed with beautiful colors and eye-catching activities. I feel that this is a big factor as it is much easier for children to learn something if they are inclined to do it. There is no need to force your child to do it or pressure him or her to do something that they don’t want to do. It’s straightforward to read and follow along with the book, so your child can start using it with little interference. The titles and the way the book is framed excites children’s minds as they are written in a very kid-friendly way.
Thirdly, this book is informative. It ticks all the important boxes and teaches your child all the essentials. This book covers everything in detail while making it easy to read. This book tackles the problem in a fun and exciting way that gets the message across. In the end, that is the reason for buying this book.
I chose this book because when my child finishes a lesson, he learns from it and puts it into action across his daily life. This tells me one thing about the book; it teaches the lesson in a way that encourages the child to practice what they have learnt. After going through each skill, the lesson doesn’t end there. The book follows the child up with fun activities and games that help them remember what they have been taught.
In this book, your child will be exposed to 40 different activities that enrich the child’s mind and keeps him or her entertained. If your child is not interested, they won’t like what they are learning. It is all downhill from here as they won’t actively participate and get something at the end of it.
Anger management must is different from many other subjects and cannot be taught like usual lessons. Children aged 5 to 10 hugely benefit from this book. I feel that this is a huge range that caters to many parents who have children in this age group. It is simple that appeals to younger children while keeping it enjoyable for the older ones. It is calm and sends a warm tone to the child too.
I think the last point I want to make is trust. The author of this workbook is Amanda Robinson, LPC, RPT. She is a clinical therapist at Austin Family Counseling and is experienced in this sector. This book does not come from an untrained person but a counselor who has worked in the field and knows what works and what doesn’t. She understands what you and your child is going through, and the credibility she has allows you to trust her.
Reviewed July 22, 2020 by Tom Songer, M.Ed. Curriculum Literature and Instruction
Author, Amanda Robinson LPC, RPT is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist with a private practice, She works with children and teens with anxiety, trauma, and grief. Author of several books about issues related to children, mental health, and parenting.