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Emotional problems of children--Problems, exercises, etc;


Over the past five years I have had the opportunity to work with children and youth, ages birth to eighteen, in a variety of environments. The settings in which I have interacted with children include nonprofit agency environments, after school programs, church environments, parks and recreation programs, individual and small group counseling sessions, classroom guidance settings, and home environments. My own observations and experiences along with those of parents, school staff, university faculty, fellow undergraduate and graduate students, and co-workers have supported my conclusion that children from early childhood to high school youth struggle with knowing how to appropriately respond to negative feelings. Anger outbursts are a common occurrence with the children and youth I have encountered. Countless children I have worked with also fail to appropriately deal with disappointment. Many children grow up in homes where negative feelings are neglected or denied. The purpose of this curriculum is to give children a lens through which to recognize negative emotions, a language to articulate their feelings, and strategies, skills, and tools to cope with their negative feelings in healthy ways.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

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Linda J. Nebbe


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