ANGER
FRUSTRATION
HAPPY
COPING SKILLS
100

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOURSELF WHEN YOU BEGIN TO GET ANGRY?

DEEP BREATHING

COUNT TO 10

LISTEN TO MUSIC

100

NAME ONE THING THAT FRUSTRATES YOU THE MOST...

NO WRONG ANSWERS...

100

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

NO WRONG ANSWER...

100

YES OR NO

TAKING A WALK IS A COPING SKILL

YES

200

TRUE OR FALSE

BEING ANGRY IS A BAD THING AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED

FALSE: ANGER IS A NATURAL EMOTION, HOW YOU BEHAVE WHEN YOUR ANGRY IS KEY

200

TRUE OR FALSE

FRUSTRATION CAN LOOK LIKE ANGER

TRUE: ANGER CAN OFTEN SHOW UP IN PLACE OF OTHER EMOTIONS

200

HAPPINESS CAN BE CONTAGIOUS, LIKE A FLU.  HOW CAN YOU SPREAD HAPPINESS IN YOUR FAMILY?

HELP OUT AROUND THE HOUSE

SMILE

GIVE HUGS

BE KIND

200

IF YOUR ANGER COULD TURN INTO AN ANIMAL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?  WHY?

NO WRONG ANSWER

300

TRUE OR FALSE

WHEN YOU ARE ANGRY, IT IS OK TO TALK ABOUT IT

TRUE: TALKING ABOUT YOUR ANGER CAN HELP RESOLVE WHAT IS MAKING YOU ANGRY

300

MAX IS TRYING TO BE CALM WHILE HIS BROTHER IS YELLING AT HIM. BUT HE IS GETTING FRUSTRATED. HOW CAN MAX HANDLE THE SITUATION AND NOT ESCALATE?

WALK AWAY

GET HELP FROM AN ADULT

TAKE DEEP BREATHS

300

TRUE OR FALSE

IT IS POSSIBLE TO FEEL HAPPY AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME

TRUE: EXAMPLE: BEING HAPPY TO GO TO THE POOL, BUT YOUR BEST FRIEND CAN'T COME ALONG

300

TRUE OR FALSE

IT IS IMPORTANT TO PRACTICE YOUR COPING SKILLS OFTEN WHILE CALM

TRUE: LIKE A FIRE DRILL, PRACTICING COPING SKILLS CAN HELP YOU PREPARE FOR WHEN YOU REALLY NEED TO USE IT

400

SARAH IS ANGRY BECAUSE SHE WANTED THE PINK BALOON AT THE PARTY BUT RACHELE GOT IT AND THERE ARE NO MORE PINK ONES.  'ITS NOT FAIR' SHE SAYS. HOW CAN SARAH USE FLEXIBLE THINKING TO DEFUSE HER ANGER?

NOT EVERYONE CAN HAVE PINK

THERE ARE OTHER NICE COLORS TO CHOOSE

ITS OK THAT I DIDN'T GET PINK

400

JUSTIN JUST WON A PRIZE AT THE FAIR, BUT SOMEONE STOLE IT WHILE HE WAS ON THE ROLLERCOASTER. HOW CAN JUSTIN HANDLE THIS SITUATION WITHOUT ESCALATING?

FLEXIBLE THINKING

REPORT THE THEFT

ATTEMPT ANOTHER WIN


400

BEING GOOD AT SOMETHING CAN HELP YOU FEEL HAPPY.  WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO GET BETTER AT?

NO WRONG ANSER

400

TRUE OR FALSE

KICKING THE WALL IS A COPING SKILL

TRUE: IT IS AN UNHEALTHY COPING SKILL

500

OFTEN TIMES A LACK OF CONTROL OVER A SITUATION CAN BRING OUT ANGER. EXAMPLE: I WANTED TO GO TO THE PARK BUT IT IS RAINING. WHAT TOOL CAN YOU USE TO KEEP ANGER UNDER CONTROL IN THIS SITUATION?

FLEXIBLE THINKING: I CAN DO SOMETHING ELSE, GO TO THE PARK ANOTHER DAY, 

500

MARK HAS HAD A GOAL OF DOING HIS CHORES ALL WEEK TO EARN A TRIP TO THE LAKE ON THE WEEKEND.  MARK WORKED HARD AND ACCOMPLISHED HIS GOAL. BUT IT IS SUPPOSED TO RAIN THIS WEEKEND AND HE CAN'T GO.  WHAT CAN MARK DO TO KEEP HIMSELF FROM ESCALATING?

CHOSE SOMETHING ELSE TO DO

TALK ABOUT HIS FRUSTRATION

PLAN THE TRIP FOR NEXT WEEK

500

TRUE OR FALSE

BEING HAPPY ALL THE TIME IS A GOOD GOAL IN LIFE

FALSE: WE HAVE AN ARAY OF EMOTIONS AND EVERY ONE OF THEM ARE GOOD TO FEEL.  BEING HAPPY ALL THE TIME IS UNREALISTIC. BEING ABLE TO FLUXUATE BETWEEN EMOTIONS AND BE IN EACH EMOTION IN A HEALTHY WAY IS A GOOD GOAL.

500

JOHNY REALLY WANTS TO GO THE POOL, BUT HIS MOM SAYS "NO" AND HE IS VERY ANGRY ABOUT IT. WHAT CAN JOHNY DO TO AVOID ESCALATION? 

TAKE DEEP BREATHS

TAKE A WALK

FLEXIBLE THINKING: CHOOSE SOMETHING ELSE TO DO

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