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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Helping the Often-Angry Child
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/angry/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Cómo ayudar al niño que se enoja a menudo
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/angry-sp/
Polish Version: Pomaganie dziecku, które łatwo się złości
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/angry-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Kindergarten
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Anger
Behavior/Discipline
Self-Regulation
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
Goals: 30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
32. Demonstrate decision-making skills and behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.
Learning Standards: 30.A. Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
31.C. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.
32.A. Begin to consider ethical, safety, and societal factors in making decisions.
32.B. Apply decision-making skills to deal responsibly with daily academic and social situations.
32.C. Contribute to the well-being of one’s school and community.
Benchmarks: 30.A.ECb. Use appropriate communication skills when expressing needs, wants, and feelings.
30.A.ECc. Express feelings that are appropriate to the situation.
30.A.ECd. Begin to understand and follow rules.
30.A.ECf. Begin to understand the consequences of his or her behavior.
31.A.ECb. Recognize the feelings and perspectives of others.
31.A.ECc. Interact easily with familiar adults.
31.A.ECe. Develop positive relationships with peers.
31.B.ECa. Interact verbally and nonverbally with other children.
31.B.ECc. Use socially appropriate behavior with peers and adults, such as helping, sharing, and taking turns.
31.C.ECb. Solve simple conflicts with peers with independence, using gestures or words.
31.C.ECc. Seek adult help when needed to resolve conflict.
32.A.ECb. Follow rules and make good choices about behavior.
32.B.ECa. Participate in discussions about finding alternative solutions to problems.