ANGER LADDER CHART: DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ANGER?
A thoughtful approach on defining each of the five anger feelings, which include; annoyed, upset, frustrated, angry and furious.
Each are different in their own way, from what can trigger these feelings as well as how they manifest in children. The feelings are based on psychology and child development literature.
In the “How it feels” section, each feeling is experienced in the mind and body because feelings are experienced holistically, it is important to not just describe how they manifest in our minds but also in our bodies. In fact, one of the best ways for children to learn about their feelings is how they experience them physically.
Calm signifies a neutral state. Most children’s neutral state is a pleasant and calm mood. It’s more problematic if we tell children their neutral state should be happy, this sets the wrong expectation, as it implies they should feel happy most of the time.
Purpose of the ladder:
-To teach children the different levels of anger.
-To expand self awareness of their experience of anger.
Credit: Play Attune