Lemons or Lemonade? An Anger Workbook for Teens is a comprehensive workbook authored by Jane Gilgun. This resource is designed to assist adolescents in understanding and effectively managing their anger. Recognizing that anger is a natural emotion, the workbook focuses on guiding teens to express their anger constructively.
The workbook is particularly beneficial for young individuals aged 13 and older who express their anger in ways that may harm themselves, others, animals, or property. It is especially helpful for teens who have experienced complex trauma, often manifested in feelings of hurt, anger, and desolation. These experiences can lead to expressions of anger through aggression and self-harm.
Overall, the workbook aims to guide teens’ anger toward constructive expressions, helping them turn the challenges they face (the ‘lemons’ of life) into positive outcomes (‘lemonade’). By doing so, it fosters communication and helps build relationships when anger is expressed appropriately. The workbook thus serves as an essential tool for teens and those supporting them in navigating the complexities of anger and trauma.
- Reasons to be Angry
- Do You Deserve it?
- Do Other Teens Deserve it?
- People I Respect
- What Do You Do When You are Angry?
- Anger is Like a Sour Lemon Taste
- Doing Things to Feel Better
- Feeling Better…for a Little While
- The Endless Circle
- Making Lemonade
- Adults I Can Talk to
- Lemons or Lemonade?
- Your Turn
- The Making Lemonade Checklist
- Doing Something Really Well