Pen, pencil, crayons, markers, spiral bound notebook or journal
Sometimes kids have a really difficult time dealing with strong feelings, and those feelings can come out directed at mom, dad or siblings in a negative way. Try to channel and understand those trying times by keeping a "Feelings Journal." When your child comes home from school or soccer practice, you can write down any frustrations they might have had. You can write for them, and they can illustrate. Even younger children can choose the color you use to write or draw with, which can indicate their mood. Sometimes just getting those feelings down on paper can help defuse the situation. Try to journal positive feelings as well!