The youth-written stories in YCteen give inspiration and information to teens in foster care while offering staff insight into those teens’ struggles.

Email Newsletter icon
Write for Youth Communication: Video
Behind the Scenes: Teen writers describe what it's like to work at YCteen.
Follow us on:
Share Youth Communication Follow YCteen on Facebook Follow YCteen on YouTube Follow YCteen on Twitter
Follow YCteen on Facebook Follow YCteen on YouTube Follow YCteen on Twitter
Teacher Lesson Return to "How to Chill Out"
How to Chill Out
horizontal rule
Therapist Toni Heineman gives advice on how to recognize an anger problem, and ways to calm down and stay in control.

Prompts for discussion and/or writing:

--According to the therapist interviewed, one sign of an anger problem is if small things get you very mad (or if big things don’t get you mad). Do you find yourself getting mad at small things? Why do you think you get so mad? Or do you find yourself not getting angry when you should be? What do you think keeps you from getting angry?

--What kinds of things get you angry? Do you notice a pattern to your anger? Do you think your anger is often about something else, rather than the thing you’re getting angry about?

--How did your parents express anger in your home? How did that affect the way you express your anger now?

--Have you ever gotten to a point where you realized you needed to control your anger? What happened? How did you change?

--When you’re little, you learn certain habits from your parents. What habits about expressing anger do you want to change? What habits do you want to keep?
horizontal rule
[Other Teacher Resources]

Visit Our Online Store