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Handling Anger in the Family

There is no assumption that those attending (or their children) have specific “anger issues”; but both adults and children get cross from time to time and within the family can be the safest place to learn anger management techniques. The programme offers practical and proven strategies for managing anger for both adults and children. The course runs for 5 weeks beginning on Thursday 1st March from 9.00am and aiming to finish by 11.30am, it will be held in the canteen. We aim to cover:

  • The physical effects of anger
  • How anger can affect health and relationships
  • Different ways of expressing anger
  • Identifying ‘triggers’ to anger
  • The role of self-esteem in anger management
  • The link between stress and anger

· Strategies for keeping calm

  • Recognising ‘danger signals’
  • Positive Self Talk
  • Communicating by using “I messages”
  • Anger Diaries
  • What to do when we’ve ‘lost it’!
  • How our personal beliefs can make us angry
  • Handling a child’s rage
  • How adults can make children’s anger worse

In order for the group to run effectively we would ask that young children are left at home with a family member or friend. We have found in the past that having children in the group can be distracting for you and for other parents (very small babies are welcome). To book a place of if you would like more information,  e-mail parenting@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk or come and chat informally at Friday Coffee Morning in the canteen.

Parenting sessions and courses coming up next term ...




- Ever think you are the only person feeling the way you do?

- Feel it is sometimes hard to cope?

- Do you find it hard to switch off and relax?

- This course is about YOU!

Emotional First Aid is a 7 week course and starts on Wednesday 9th May 2018 from 12.30-14.30. The sessions are being run in conjunction with SureStart and they are being held at the Fryatt Centre, Paynes Road, Shirley, SO15 3BY, which is about a 15 minute walk from Foundry Lane. The course is free of charge and a free crèche is provided, although crèche spaces need to be booked in advance. The sessions will run as follows …

Session 1 – 09/05/18 - Introduction

Session 2 – 16/05/18 – What is parents’ Emotional First Aid?

Session 3 – 23/05/18 – Emotional Stuckness.

Session 4 – 06/06/18 – Self Esteem.

Session 5 – 13/06/18 – Looking at communication.

Session 6 – 20/06/18 – The risks we pose to ourselves.

Session 7 – 27/06/18 – Looking after yourself.

To apply to attend, please contact Jacqui Dowdell (see details below). Places are strictly limited to 12 parents and applications are on a first come first served basis.


For further information about parenting courses, please contact Jacqui Dowdell (Parent Partnership Coordinator) via the school office or email parenting@foundrylaneprimary.co.uk