Helping Young Children Manage Frustration & Anger Handbook


Frustration & anger are real and demanding emotions and can be quite concerning for parents and carers. Experiencing such big emotions is hard for our children too! Knowing how difficult in can be to navigate these emotions with our children, child psychologist Dr John Irvine has written this practical and fun-filled guide of therapeutic ideas and activities for parents and educators to help children manager frustration and anger.

With his book Helping Young Children Manage Frustration & Anger, the respected Australian icon has come to the aid of distraught parents and educators. In this handbook Dr John concentrates on Twitch, The Monster of Frustration. He begins by explaining that frustration cannot be pigeon holed into a “one size fits all" classification. Instead Dr John explains how each child may display a different set of behaviours.

To find out if your child is frustrated Dr John has devised a series of behavioural assessment questions. Once you have completed these and determined which type of "Twitch” you’re dealing with, you’re on your way to making use of the given exercises for his/her specific needs.

Subtitled A Practical Guide For Parents And Educators To Help Their Little Twitches, this book presents fun exercises and competent information for parents and teachers. It also offers an opportunity to see your child in a different light, deal with minor issues before they become problems, and most important, creates a positive shared experience!

Handbook explores/ includes:

  • So Which is My Twitch
  • But Why is My Twitch So Angry?
  • Parents as Role Models and Behaviour Managers
  • How Do We Start To Change Things?
  • Top 10 Domestic Environment Triggers for Twitch's Behaviour
  • What Can We Do To Help Change Twitch's Behaviour?
  • Activities to Build Emotional Awareness and Self-Control
  • Activities and Strategies to Help Parents/Educators to Manage Anger and Aggression
  • Frustration Worksheet
  • Mind Muscle Victory Chart
  • Draw A Cranky Bug
  • Draw Your Twitch

About the Author Dr. John Irvine is one of Australia's most renowned child psychologists. As a pioneer in his field, he has been read, viewed or heard throughout the nation. At the age of 18, he started his own one-teacher school and continued in the field, teaching in the NSW schools for many years before becoming a child psychologist. He is currently a consultant at the R.E.A.D Clinic and has written several books including Thriving at School and A Handbook for Happy Families.


  • Softcover
  • Author: Dr John Irvine
  • Illustrator: Andi Green
  • 41 pages
  • Measures 22.5 x 17cm