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Identifying Anger - Parent 2



Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning how to identify anger. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home!

Definition: Anger is the feeling people get when something unfair, painful, or bad happens. It can also be described as a feeling of displeasure.

Here are just a few ideas to help get the conversation started

  • Discuss with your child what clues help them know someone is angry.
  • When we are angry our body gives us signals such as heart racing, palms sweating, or clenched fist.
  • Review with your child the levels of anger (such as irritated, frustrated, really angry).
  • Share your own experiences with others who are angry or when you become angry.
  • Allow your child to share how they feel when others are angry.


Discuss the following scenarios with your child. What level of anger is the character showing? How does that make your child feel when they are around someone acting this way?

  • Bobby is upset because he wants the game his brother has. He begins yelling, grabs the game, and then throws it.
  • Elizabeth is angry because she doesn’t want to brush her teeth at bedtime. She begins stomping her feet as she walks to the bathroom.
  • Joey is angry he must stop playing his video game to do his homework. He yells, screams, and rips up his homework.
  • Tommy has been asked several times by mom to clean his room. Mom is tired of asking him and begins to yell and take away his privileges.