Zero to 60 : a teen's guide to manage frustration, anger, and everyday irritations / Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP ; illustrated by Chloe Douglass.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "High performance cars can go from zero to sixty in just a few seconds. Anger can feel a lot like that for teens. One minute they are calm, but the next, something sets them on a course to speed out of control. Getting to anger's edge too fast can get teens in trouble. Expert author Michael Tompkins offers tips and tricks to help stall anger and leave it by the side of the road. Teens will learn how to calm their body, derail thoughts that fuel anger and learn how to communicate and de-escalate situations"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Anger and you -- Reflect and record -- Cool your angry body -- Cool your angry thoughts -- Stop the drumbeat of anger -- Communicate clearly -- Solve problems -- Handle accusations and put-downs -- Build self-confidence and self-esteem -- Nutrition, exercise, and sleep -- Help, hope, and heads-up.
    • Notes:
      "American Psychological Association."
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • Other Titles:
      Zero to sixty.
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Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1

It's hard to learn when we're angry, and that's why this accessible, step-by-step guide to taming anger is so useful. Tompkins (My Anxious Mind, 2009) coaches readers to recognize different kinds and levels of anger, their rage triggers, and numerous ways of calming down, from making an ABCs of anger list (antecedents, basics, consequences) to meditation and more. The author assures teens that it is not their fault that nobody taught them how to be calm, but there is hope. Teens are encouraged here to recognize the positives that anger seems to bring, its downsides, and ways to work out the feelings accordingly. Numerous examples from teens with anger issues ring true and will help youngsters see that being perfect isn't the goal; coping better with aggravations is the aim, and it is possible. This will work well with individual seekers of calm as well as children in therapy, their counselors, and families (all of whom will appreciate the books, organizations, and websites listed in the back matter). A must for social-emotional learning collections. Grades 7-11. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.