I want To Scream
Sometimes I just want to scream because I feel so emotional.
Feeling like I need to scream is OK. It is really normal to feel this way sometimes. Most people have times when things seem too much and they can feel like they might explode.
Though I might want to scream it is usually better if I try and stay quiet. If I am with other people they might not like it if I scream. Adults may get cross with me if I scream.
When I want to scream there are lots of things I might do to help me stay calm. When possible I can try :
closing my eyes and counting to ten
taking 5 deep and slow breaths
walking away for a few minutes
doing a calming activity for a while
talking to a friend or a trusted adult
squeezing my hands into a fist and then relaxing them ten times
When I want to scream I can do my best to stay quiet. I can try to do a short calming activity to help me cope with my feelings.
'Seeing red' is when we become really angry very quickly.
'Seeing red' is just a way to describe this really sudden anger. People do not actually see the colour red. It is an idiom and comes from bull fighting - a bullfighter would wave a red cloak at a bull to make it angry and charge.
When we 'see red' we get so angry so quickly that we lose control and often can't think properly. We are likely to act without thinking and do things like:
shout or scream
swear or say other unpleasant things
throw, break or damage things
try to hurt someone or ourselves
When we 'see red' it is really difficult to control our feelings of anger. However, it is important that we try our best to stop ourselves from doing things that hurt others or damage things.
When we 'see red' we can try to:
walk away from the situation that is making us angry
tell people - "I am so angry I just need to be alone for a while"
do an activity that helps us feel calmer
'Seeing red' can happen to anyone. It is a very powerful feeling of anger that is hard to control. It is however important to try our best to get calm again.
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