Day 3 Can we Talk More? Avoiding Angry Outbursts Parenting Workshop

Day 3 of the parenting workshop is to help you talk more to the child about negative emotions. Learning tools to help them turn these feelings into positive thoughts. The task below needs to be completed with the child, it will take just 10-15 mins.

The avoiding angry outbursts parenting work-shop, is designed to help you learn how to help the child. Behind anger is often a mixture of negative emotions and self-beliefs. This can led to a child feeling angry and display as an angry outburst.

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Can we talk more?

Simple way to explain negative thinking to the child!

When you feel sad, angry or scared. These feelings can turn into you feeling bad about yourself or things around you. By talking about your feelings we may help you to change how you feel. Lets do this task together to talk about anything that is making you feel angry, unhappy or worried.

Task 1

Talk to the child more about something that is making them feel unhappy. Come-up with solutions together that can make them feel more positive. Do this by completing the "Catch-it and Change-it" activity worksheet, with the child. To do this print or the work-sheet below. Then follow the instructions below:

Child Role

  • Write on the storm clouds what is making you feel unhappy and why?
  • You may want to talk about things on your "Angry Triggers Chart" or "Emoji Check-in"
  • Write in the Suns, what could be done to change this and make you feel happier.
  • Struggling with writing, ask your grown-up to help.

Adult Role

  • Use this activity to talk to the child about negative feelings.
  • Use the "Stinking Thinking" card.  To comfort and reframe their feelings.
  • Talk to the child about things that can be done to help them feel more positive. Can you help them with these things?

Example of completed sheet

This activity worksheet can be repeated weekly to talk about the child's feelings. Or use when they are feeling angry, unhappy or worried.

Mums Diary

Ekk, how quickly happy face turned to angry face!

Day 3 "Avoiding Angry Outbursts" workshop.Yesterday my little girl was happy when we did the emoji check-in. In the afternoon we went to a kids Halloween party, so today she was really tired. Fighting with her sister and really angry. Before we did today's activities, "Can we talk more?". We did the emoji check-in, she scribbled in red and wrote angry.

Moving onto today's worksheet, to get her to talk more.

I asked "what is making you angry, other then being tired?".

She said, "I don't want to go back to school, kids laugh at the way I eat in the canteen and it makes me feel sad. She felt embarrassed to tell me".

Due to her dyslexia she can struggle with her motor skills and eating. We spoke about how we could change this.

  1. She would get lots of praise if she told me her problems.
  2. We would speak to the teacher about this bullying.
  3. I would give her a napkin in her lunch bag, so she could be sure her face was clean.

What at first seemed like anger because my little girl was tired. Was actually, because she was tired, she found it harder to stop worrying about things.

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