- 10 to 20 minutes
Talk about hypothetical situations, determining which of them make each of you angry. Examples could include someone borrowing a favorite toy without asking, going to get ice cream in the refrigerator and finding it is all gone, raising a hand in class and not getting called on.
- Talk about the fact that everyone gets angry and share things that make you angry.
- Talk about acceptable and unacceptable reactions you have both seen.
- Challenge the child to come up with exciting, frustrating, and scary situations and acceptable responses.
- Find pictures in magazines to illustrate what you are talking about.
- Cut out pictures of an angry face and a happy face and take turns pointing to them in response to the situational questions.