BEST FRIENDS AGAIN |
by Carol Goodrow
Art from Abby's Happy Feet Kids Club Folder
Today my best friend made me angry,
And I pouted for a while,
As her image formed in my head,
Like a snarling crocodile.
So I stomped out to the backyard,
Planned to run a million miles.
Then her words didn't sting so badly.
I forgot why I was mad.
I knew "tomorrow'd" be a good day.
As I rode my bike with Dad.
Yes! I saw my best friend running,
In her T-shirt that matched mine.
I cried, "Mandy, come ride with us.
The whole world feels just fine."
Whoa... Here we go!
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A study published in the November 2008 issue of Pediatric Exercise Science found that exercise helps children reduce anger.
"Exercise had a significant impact on anger expression in children," researcher Catherine Davis, a clinical health psychologist, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine.
See KidsHealth.org for more on anger management for kids.