Anger Management and Assertiveness

From the time they are toddlers, young people often receive inadvertently destructive messages that their feelings of anger are “bad” and to be hidden from view.  When they act out their angry feelings—either through the tantrums of their earliest years or the rebellion of their teenage ones—they find themselves in trouble for their behavior.

How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teen flips this traditional approach.  Rather that hammering away at all of the things kids should not do when it comes to expressing their anger, the skill-building activities and discussions in this book provide instruction for kids on how to be angry effectively, using assertive behaviors to confront and manage real-life situations.

For Professionals and Parents

How to Be Angry workshops are based on the skills and activities in Signe’s ground-breaking book.  She teaches educators, counselors, social workers, youth care professionals, and parents how to help kids develop anger control and assertive expression skills.  Through half or full-day training programs, Signe provides participants with dozens of strategies, discussion starters and interactive activities to help young people better understand and express anger.

For Kids

Young people benefit from understanding that they have choices when it comes to expressing their feelings of anger and that destructive anger styles (aggression, passive aggression and passivity) can be replaced with relationship-building assertiveness. Using engaging activities, games, and discussion, Signe teachers young people critical skills for managing anger including how to:

  • Disagree without Arguing
  • Make & Refuse Requests
  • Fin Win-Win Solutions to Problems
  • Stand Up for Themselves & Others
  • Respond to the Anger of Others



For information on bringing How to Be Angry workshops to your school or organization, please contact Signe via e-mail at


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