Further Reading and Additional Resources
Raising Emotion Intelligent Kids and Teens: Anger and How to Be the Boss of Your Brain: Anger is an emotional and physical response. When something happens to make you angry, your brain thinks it has to protect you from danger so it releases chemicals – oxygen, hormones and adrenaline – to fuel your body so it can fight the threat or run from it.
Practical Steps for learning skills for Managing Your Feelings, includes material from The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals by Lisa M. Schab, LCSW.
A helpful article about Anxiety in Kids
Blissfulkids.com is a website with many resources for understanding mindfulness and integrating mindful practices into your family.
Managing Big Emotions with Kids: Printable Resources has links to posters you can print out to post on the fridge door to help young children learn how to manage their emotions.
These YouTube videos are helpful to share with your child
Take 5 Breathing for Kids: YouTube Video (A technique for calming)
What Your Child Needs Most When They’re Angry: Helping Kids Manage Big Emotions (YouTube)
For parents of teens
Teen Flare-Ups: What You Need to Know to Make a Difference helps explain teenage brain development.
Hormones Affect How Teens’ Brains Handle Emotions explains the role played by testosterone in the teen brain.
Experiencing Teen Drama Overload: Blame Biology includes an excerpt from the book Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens.
Help your teen by making sure they get enough sleep, limit screen time at night, diet, exercise, recognize signs of depression: Help with Teenage Mood Swings
Read this if you’re awake at night wonderful if you’re too tough on your teen: https://www.webmd.boots.com/a-to-z-guides/features/parents-unreasonable
What Adolescents Really Need from Parents explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
Keeping things in perspective and maintaining a sense of humor:
It’s a Magical World: 7 Essential Parenting Lessons From ‘Calvin and Hobbes’