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Cooling Off for Kids 

From PEACEFUL PARENTS, PEACEFUL KIDS: 
Practical Ways to Build a Happy Home
 
by Naomi Drew.
©2000 by Naomi Drew. Published by arrangement with
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Did you know there are lots of things you can do to calm down and cool off when you're angry, upset, scared, or worried?  Sit down with Mom and Dad and list as many things as you can think of that make you feel better.

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Hang up list and use it whenever you need to. Cooling off is a cool thing to do! Don't lose your cool--cool off instead.

Ways to Cool Off

  • wash your face
  • listen to music
  • draw
  • play an instrument
  • throw a ball
  • write an angry letter and throw it away
  • go outside and run
  • paint
  • build something
  • read
  • model clay
  • call a friend
  • jump up and down 50 times
  • clean your room
  • take a bath
  • jump on a trampoline
  • jump rope
  • cut and paste
  • clean out a drawer         
  • sing
  • go outside and look at the sky          
  • think of something funny
  • dig in the sand or dirt
  • ride your bike
  • go out and play
  • hug a stuffed animal

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