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The Bear Family.

Woozy: Poozy! Why did you smash your model airplane?

Poozy: Because I'm mad at Tim. He went off to play soccer without me.

Piddy: You should have smashed Tim's airplane.

Dad: Whoa, Piddy. That's not how we handle anger in the Bear family.

Woozy: That's right. Good bears don't even get angry.

Mom: That's not So, Woozy. Everyone gets angry, even Dad and I.

Dad: Right. The important thing is not to do something you'll regret.

Poozy: I'm already sorry I smashed my model.

Mom: When I'm angry, Poozy, I talk it over with someone. Dad does this, too.

Dad: Yes. Or sometimes I clean the garage, or run around the block a few times. Soon I feel calmer.

Poozy: I guess I'll try running around the block.

Piddy: And if that doesn't work, Poozy, you can clean my room.
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Author:Spinelli, Eileen
Publication:Highlights for Children
Article Type:Short Story
Date:Jun 1, 2000
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