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Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story for Children Introducing Active Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Deep Breathing

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Children love to unwind and relax with this fun exercise known as "progressive muscular relaxation." Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows him how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage his anger. These effective stress and anger management techniques for children focus awareness on various muscle groups to create a complete restin ...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Stress Free Kids (first published May 24th 2008)
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Aneesa
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My child has a full-on meltdown in the middle of this book about how not to.
Jason Crawford
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great little story to help small kids understand that they are in control of their emotions. It focuses on the ownership of feelings and emotions and taking command of the situation, instead of letting things "happen" to you. ...more
Eve Costarelli
This is a very well-crafted relaxation story that takes you, step-by-step, through active progressive muscular relaxation meditation.  The story pays special attention to bringing attention to feelings and sensations and it highlights important concepts such as self-reflection, body awareness and cooperation. This is a great book to read aloud to your own children as well as any children you have the opportunity to read to! It makes a great addition to a yoga class or a bedtime ritual and school ...more
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A mesepszichológiás Dr. Kádár Annamária ajánlásával. Annyiban volt eddig hasznos, hogy amikor az Ovis másnap dühös lett valami apróság miatt, kérdeztem, emlékszik-e a polipra, mit csinált. Próbálja meg ő is (szorít-szorít, kienged). Ez eléggé elterelte a figyelmét az aktuális dühöngenivalóról. Legközelebb aztán a polip említésére is kifakadt. Talán el kell olvasni még párszor.

Update: időnként próbáljuk, de nem mondanám, hogy beépült.
Cherei
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely LOVED this story!! One that should be included in every child's personal library!! Teaches a technique that I learned as a little kid... in how to take control of one's own emotions. The book describes in perfect detail just how to achieve that peaceful feeling! I'd not heard of the Indigo series prior to this book. So, I know it's one that I'll want to investigate and recommend to anyone with little ones! Awwwwwwwwwwesome book!!! ...more
Christine
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I am a social worker and use this book when helping kids relax their body, tune into their breathing, and calm their mind. It focuses on coping with anger, but it's appropriate for stress/anxiety, sadness, and many other struggles. It's quick, can be done in session, and it makes sense for the kid level of understanding. ...more
Tammy L
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great way to teach kids relaxation

I liked the simplicity of the story, but I think it would be better if there were more guidance including the breathing as each part of the body is tightened and relaxed.
Molly
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mindfulness, relaxation and other coping strategies for red zone emotions.
Erin
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My son adores this book about dealing with anger and upset feelings, and it makes an excellent bedtime story as it guides children through physical relaxation and deep breathing. The illustrations don't exactly rock my world, but if the kids love it that's good enough for me! Highly recommend this to parents of young children. ...more
Karen Jacobs
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My 9 year old has mild-moderate anxiety brought on by school and any type of testing. This book was recommended by his therapist who has had a lot of success treating other kids his age. He loved the story and practices the stress-management techniques in this story throughout his day. What a blessing Lori Lite and Stress Free Kids has been to our family.
Mark Nissen
A book that is intended to teach children how to relax and try to not act upon their anger. However, I did not think the pictures or story were anything special but it did get its lesson across on how to deal with anger.
Nicole
I love this book! Such a great way to introduce progressive muscle relaxation and brething technique to children. As an elementary school counselor, I work with many students on managing their emotions and anger. I can't wait to try this with them! ...more
Erica Mayberry
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is great for students to use in order to calm down from an escalated situation.They can use techniques to help them calm down.
Isela
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book provides one relaxation technique that children can use when they are angry. I enjoyed reading this book because this book entertaining and the pictures are colorful.
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