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Little Volcanoes

Little Volcanoes

Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse

Paperback: £16.99 / $27.95

2011, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-217-7, BIC 2: JNLA JKSN2 VFXC

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Young children can erupt like little volcanoes when they are feeling angry. It can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with, and can produce angry feelings in the parent or caregiver too.

This book is packed with advice and strategies for those working with children under five on how to understand and manage anger in children, and also how to help their parents or caregivers to deal with anger. The authors outline the different reasons children may feel angry so that their emotions can be fully understood, and offer strategies to combat negative feelings and minimize outbursts. These include putting in place behavioural boundaries and helping a child to feel secure. Simple activities and exercises are also given to help children and adults to express their anger positively. In addition, a selection of poems and stories will help adults to pass on the lessons of the book to children.

This practical and accessible book will be of essential use to any professional helper of parents and young children such as early childhood educators, caregivers and social workers, as well as to parents themselves.

Blog posts

How to manage adolescent anger

13 December 2013

Help adolescents identify the early warning signs of anger and how to express it with these practical worksheets taken from Adolescent Volcanoes by Warwick Pudney and Eliane Whitehouse. Download the worksheets here The book contains many more practical handouts and resources for helping adolescents and their parents to manage anger in a more positive way,...

Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger – An Interview with Warwick Pudney

13 January 2012

"Younger children have a much better chance to learn how to handle anger and do so easier. The formative years are really what we need to target. Giving young children simple but powerful words to express anger and hurt means many will have fewer problems with anger than older children... It’s also important for the young child to really get that ‘abusive behaviour is not OK’. Learning that 20 years later in a courtroom or through a painful break-up is so much harder on the person and society."

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Adolescent Volcanoes

Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger

Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse