Anger in children should not be overlooked. Angry children might become angry adults. Parents should take every step to help their children overcome anger. Parents should learn anger management techniques in order to calm down their angry children.Â According to psychologists, children should be taught anger management skills before adolescence.
Causes of anger:
To help your child control his/her anger, you should first identify the factors that trigger the unruly response from your child. A child becomes angry easily when someone takes away his/her belongings or invades the child’s space.Â Physical assault such as hitting or pushing, verbal conflict arising when someone teases the child, or forcing the child to do a task and also ignoring the child, are some of the common causes of anger.
Anger management in children:
Children should be taught anger management tips. Tell your child that anger is a natural expression of emotion, but it is an unhealthy behavior, which could harm the child.
Often unconditional love helps to calm an angry child.When your child throws a temper tantrum instead of scolding the child give, the child a tight hug.Â Your love will help to calm the child easily. Once the child is in a happy mood, teach the child anger management techniques.
To control anger, ask your child to take a deep breath and count up to hundred. If the child is still angry, he/she should count backwards.
Engaging your child in creative activities could help the child overcome his/her anger. The child will be able to channel his/her energy towards creative activities that he/she enjoys doing. If you child loves to paint, encourage your child to paint when he/she is angry.
Enroll your child in a yoga or meditation class.Â Deep breathing exercises could help to calm the mind and reduce anger.
Try to reward your child for his/her good behavior.
Understand your child’s feelings. Spend some quality time with your child so that your child does not feel that he/she is being ignored. As a parent, you should learn to control your own anger. Parents are usually the role model of children. Calm parents who can control their own anger could easily help their children overcome anger.