What Is Anger And How Do We Control It?
How do we, as adults, begin to discuss emotions to children in a way they can understand? Anger is a difficult emotion to process and wind down from, especially for children. They know they feel anger, but may not be able to understand why they feel the way they do, or how to handle such a big feeling. It is our job as adults to talk them through emotions and educate them about what actually happens to their bodies and mind. The video “Just Breathe” is an excellent video that your kids can watch to get a better idea about anger and how to calm down. So get your young ones and watch this video together… (about 4 minutes long).
Calming Jars (for any age)
Calming jars are not only beautiful to watch, but they actually help relax your mind and body when you are all worked up. It’s a way of meditation, to shift your focus on something pleasant. When you start to feel yourself getting angry, grab the calming jar and shake it up, as you watch the glitter swirl around and slowly fall to the bottom, your heart rate begins to slow down, you begin to breathe slower, and essentially calm down to the point you can function and make clear decisions.
Calming Jars Are Easy And Fun To Make
What you will need: A clear jar (plastic or glass/mason), clear glue, food coloring, and glitter.
- grab your clear jar and fill it with warm water to the top.
- Add clear glue (how much depends on size of jar, the more you add the slower glitter falls to the bottom).
- Add food coloring (how much depends on how dark you want your color of water to be).
- Then have fun adding glitter (you can use different size and color glitter to give it a magical look).
- Some parents may want to super glue the lids shut when your finished with the project (that way the little ones wont accidentally open/spill the calming jar).
Have fun with this project, and make one for yourself! If the kids see you using your calming jar, they will use their calming jar more (you are the role model).
Enjoy watching your children learn how to get from Anger to Peace.