When James gets angry, he can really start yelling, and he often has trouble getting rid of the anger appropriatly. Recently, James became very angrywith Sophia. I can’t remember why, he gets angry with her a lot. He started pushing her away and yelling. She would not leave him alone. I told him to go to the art area, and draw a picture of his anger. I had read about this somewhere. He does not like to draw, so I didn’t think it would work, but he stomped off! By the time he got paper and crayons out, I think he had calmed down. I was expecting a picture woth lots of angry scribbles, but I got this.
It is a picture of James, the big person, stomping on Sophia, the little person who is crossed off. I said, “Wow, I can see how angry that made you feel!” It seemed to work. Maybe we were just lucky this time.