Anger and Stress Management Tips from Vintage Old Movie

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Don't Get Angry espouses the “pressure cooker” school of thought about anger. It advises young children that angry feelings are normal, shouldn’t be “bottled up,” and need to be channeled into non-violent expressions. There are several dramatizations of scenes where children get angry about something, culminating with the image of a boiling teakettle superimposed over their faces. Paul is mad at his friend Pete, because Pete doesn’t want to play model airplanes with him, so he goes to the school gym and uses the punching bag. Susan is mad at her sister Carol, because she won’t take turns at jumping rope, so she writes a short story about her angry feelings. Each child learns a different way to deal with their feelings without resorting to violence toward someone else or themselves.

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