This group is targeted towards children from ages 6 to 13.
We teach them how to identify some of the bodily symptoms of negative emotion. Then, we learn how to more effectively distinguish between anger, frustration, disappointment, hurt, fear, and so forth. Once feelings are more accurately identified, the actions that are taken to feel better can be more successfully implemented.
Please see the brochure for more information.
Cognitive behavior therapy techniques will be used to help children better understand and more effectively cope with their feelings. Cognitive techniques, deep breathing, and alternative ways to diffuse will all be taught. At the same time, you will help us monitor and reward better self-control throughout the sessions - and, we will set you up with a system to maintain positive behavior that is learned within the group session
The aim of each of our group therapy sessions is to improve children’s coping skills. This will help them manage their anger and adopt adaptive behaviours.
Symptoms of Anger Management Issues in Children
There is a fine line between getting angry and having anger management issues. With children, these signs are even more subtle and can be even more frustrating and confusing than they would be in adults. However, if you look closely and observe with a keen eye, it is possible to identify anger management issues at an early stage and get your child the treatment he/she needs.
Difficulty in Maintaining Relationships
Anger management issues can make it difficult for your child to develop and maintain meaningful and healthy friendships and relationships with family members. We urge you to look out for frequent fallouts and unnecessary and frequent fights.
If small and trivial issues trigger your child and are disrupting your family life, we suggest you consult us as soon as possible.
Frequent Aggressive Episodes
Often, children with anger management issues resort to displaying violent behaviour and/or aggression when they are unable to solve problems.
It is normal to expect your child to display more maturity and handle situations with increased patience as he/she grows up. However, this does not always happen. It could be a result of a lack of frustration tolerance. Group therapy would go a long way in increasing this tolerance and help your child live a more holistic and well-rounded life.