Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences. You can modify this one, about getting angry, to fit the needs of your child. Have fun with it! Draw illustrations together for the story or role play what to do when you are angry. These stories work well with most children and we recommend reading this one (or one like it) multiple times if getting angry is a struggle!
Sometimes I get angry. When I am angry, I feel mad and frustrated.
Things that make me angry: (insert situations that make your child angry)
When my brother takes my toy.
When I have to wake up from nap too early.
When I want Mommy to play with me and she is busy.
When I am angry, I might scream and hit (insert the behaviors you are targeting).
That’s not ok! I can’t scream and hit because that can hurt people’s ears and bodies.
I can calm down. I can take three deep breaths. I can go to a quiet space. I can ask an adult for help.
Feeling angry is ok. I can take care of myself and others by calming down. An adult will help me solve the problem and I won’t feel angry anymore.
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