This group program provides step-by-step guidelines for building anger management and assertive emotional expression skills through tailored lessons, group activities and thought-provoking discussions. Suitable for use with children and teenagers aged 5 – 18, this resource will help children to overcome self-destructive patterns of behavior.
When people we care about are having a hard time, we usually treat them with kindness and understanding—yet when we are the ones having a hard time, we are often quick to be unkind. We may get angry and impatient with ourselves, even calling ourselves nasty names. My New Best Friend invites children to break free of this pattern of “inner bullying,” helping them treat themselves with kindness and understanding—laying the groundwork for emotional resilience, self-compassion, and positive self-esteem.
Based on the popular game Crazy Eights, this lively card game delivers fast-paced fun while helping kids become aware of their unique and special qualities. Players draw, match, and shed cards, answering questions as they go. (For example: “Would you choose yourself as a friend? Why or why not?”)
Because only half of the cards include questions, the game moves along at a brisk pace. Special cards—Switch Direction, Leap, and Wild Cards—introduce an element of surprise. Players race to get rid of their cards and be first to proclaim “One of a Kind.” For added excitement, the rules provide a way for quick-thinking players to jump in at the last minute and keep the game alive.
After each round of play, smiles abound—because kids are not only having fun but also feeling better about themselves. For 2 to 4 players.
Ages 6-12 years