Anger is a strong feeling in response to something unfair, painful, or frustrating. Anger impacts how we think, behave and how our bodies feel. Sometimes anger motivates us to make a change and shows us that we care about something, other times it can make us act in ways we regret. When we understand our anger, we can use calming strategies that prevent it from taking over. Conversation Cards about Anger by Mightier are developed to help us notice what makes us angry, and practice managing it in healthy ways.
Use these cards to help spark conversations with your child about their anger, frustration, and related emotional experiences. Take turns picking cards and answering prompts. Listen intently to children’s answers, validate their experiences, and ask them to share more. Your participation helps model emotional awareness and acceptance. Heads up! Throughout the deck are several challenge cards that are both silly and serious. These help kids practice skills and engage with emotional topics in an experiential, playful way.
Mightier Conversation Cards put a playful twist on social-emotional learning. Developed by psychologists and clinical social workers trained at Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, Mightier Conversation Cards are grounded in evidence-based techniques. They put play, experiential learning, and relationship building at the heart of every moment. This downloadable PDF is a sampling of Mightier’s full Conversation Cards about Anger deck, available through Amazon.
Note from Mightier Clinicians
Talking about difficult emotions and practicing calming strategies is one way to help children develop emotional regulation skills and improve their overall emotional wellbeing. Learn more about how Mightier Games help children build emotional strength here.