Children Anger Management Tips

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

Anger can be classified into two categories: passive and aggressive. Passive anger has revealing signs: your child gives you the quiet treatment or murmur; he avoids eye contact and chooses to stay in his room. Be aware however, that unvoiced anger can grow into something mean, possibly even dangerous.

Aggressive anger is more obvious. It can lead to physical harm of oneself and others; it could even lead to death. General behaviours of aggressive anger are terrorization, physical and verbal violence, harshness, bullying, selfishness, blaming, and instability.

The setback is that any or all of these traits may be there in a child at one time or another. The appearance of such behaviours does not always mean that the child has an anger problem in need of treatment; yet their occurrence should be a sign to the parent that anger management for children skills need to be educated so that the child can learn how to sort out his emotional issues.

Children can be big problems in the society when they grow up with unmanaged anger. It is very important to teach children on how to deal with negative emotions in proper ways in their early childhood years. Here are some children anger management guidelines that would help you and your children to have a more enjoyable and peaceful home atmosphere.

When dealing with toddlers or preschoolers, it is important to be calm during tantrums as you know that they are still learning to control their tempers. But parents must be firm and constant in giving out discipline so your child will consider you seriously. Anger management tips for young children include breaks and diverting little children from discontented feelings when they impend to break out into angry behavior.

When dealing with teen children, you should replace discipline with diplomacy. Parents should learn how to be good listeners to their children. You could ask your son or daughter about their problems and concerns or even their social activities. Children should know in clearly which behaviours should not be allowed at home and even in their schools and in public places, such as the use of vulgar words, grabbing and throwing things, slamming doors, or refusing to do with house chores. Parents might also incorporate rewards for self-discipline and proper anger management. Rewards could be money, extra time to be with friends, extra time on the computer, or television. Parents should be balanced between love coupled with forgiveness and discipline. Let your children know you are on their side, but that as they grow up, they must become responsible for controlling their own emotions, including anger, in ways that are socially acceptable.

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