Hi. I have an MA in Educational Psychology and work as a trainer/technical writer. I was writing adult classes on subjects like conflict resolution (how to help people when they disagree). I was thinking about the school shootings that happened and anger. In my own life, I have seen that anger is often a sign that something is very wrong. Sometimes anger is a good thing because it causes people to take action and make positive changes in their lives. I think a lot of adults do not really talk to children about anger because they themselves do not always know how to cope with it in a positive manner.
That's how my children's story, I AM SO ANGRY I COULD SCREAM, was born! My personal experiences and knowledge all came together to form a story that teaches how to sit down and problem solve angry feelings. It's also a funny story about Penny and the very, very bad day that she has. Have you ever had a really bad day?
We all feel angry at some time in our lives; it's what you do with the anger that is the key. Can you think of important people in our history who felt anger and did something positive with it? I can--Martin Luther King Jr. felt angry about civil rights and inspired others to peacefully make changes in our society. Rachel Carson was angry about pesticides being used and wrote a famous book that helped to inspire changes: Silent Spring. I hope the next time you feel angry, you will take a deep breath and try to figure out why you are angry and what positive action you can take.
I have since written many other stories that I hope to get published.
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I AM SO ANGRY I COULD SCREAM: Helping Children Deal With Anger
Illustrated by Chris Sabatino
In this story, nine-year-old Penny's anger is kindled by several incidents throughout her day at school and home. After holding in her fury for so long, when she finally lets the angry feelings out, it is a negative emotional explosion.
I Am So Angry I Could Scream teaches children techniques for releasing anger in healthy ways and methods for preventing anger-inducing situations.