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Parenting an Angry Child

Is your child coping with anger management issues? Read on to find some useful ways for dealing with an angry child.

Children are the biggest blessing of one’s life. For most parents, shaping their child behaviours is one of the difficult tasks. While some have the experience of their previous children to raise the other one, many have to depend on books or specialists to learn the techniques and tips to raise their children.

However, one exception may arise if your child has severe anger management issues. Although, it is advisable to consult a psychologist to get anger management lessons, it is necessary to know the ways of parenting an angry child.

Challenging Your Child is Not a Good Start

So, your child is yelling at you? Do you feel it is the best option to yell back? Think again. Eye for an eye would only lead to more quarrels and your child becoming stubborn. The child might take an approach that might prove to be harmful in the long run. Challenging children or threatening them might motivate them to take the wrong approach and hence lead to more disputes. The consistent challenging from both ends shall only lead to worsening of the relation. So, stop challenging your children when they are angry. Give them some time to calm their anger and then create an atmosphere for a healthy discussion.

Reasoning Might Not be the Best Option

So, logic and reasoning were something you counted upon to get you through. Well, it is time you realized that reasoning in the midst of anger not only leads to the negation of your entire explanation, but may hinder the child’s ability to understand logic. Let them have their outburst, shout, yell, and let their anger out, and then might be a good time to sit down and talk, and most importantly reason out the cause of the anger. This approach might take time but results are guaranteed.

Getting Physical Would Just Make it Worse

Some parents feel that it is advisable to take the upper hand in terms of force when dealing with their angry ward. However, not only this leads to a strained relationship, but also does not assure any significant improvement in the child’s behaviour. Studies have shown that parents who take the physical approach with their children often end up regretting their behaviour as after a few years, none of the physical threatening works because the children grow up.

Give Them the Space They Need

Parents must realize that they would not be always successful in calming their child’s anger. Sometimes leaving your child alone, not to isolate them, but to make them learn that they can best manage their anger, as it can give them the mental space they need. Leave them for a few minutes on the couch, or outside in the garden in the basket of nature, but make sure you do not ignore them for too long. Gradually, your child is going to learn to let go of anger, thus resulting in a win-win situation for both of you.

Do Not Freeze or Act Stubborn

Some parents might take the convenient way of acting indifferent and stubborn to their child’s anger. Being ignorant to your child’s anger would only aggravate the situation. If children notice coldness from the side of their parents, they might find pointless justifications to their anger. So, bend a little. The kids are without any experience, but you are. However, do not bend so much that there comes a point when they stop taking you seriously.

So, follow the above mentioned few useful tips that can help you shape your children’s behaviour if they suffer from some anger management issues. However, if these tips are proving to be too less to combat an angry child, there is no harm in turning to an expert for advice and recommendations. More than combating their anger, it is important to preserve your relationship with your children.

Why are the causes for aggression in children? How to help children control their anger? Why are children unable to control their anger? Discuss here.

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Kanchi.9 months ago
Children get angry and frustrated because something is bothering them. Parents must find out what it is it and help children deal with anger in a constructive manner.
Abhishek.9 months ago
Parents must have a lot of patience to deal with angry children.
Palak.9 months ago
I agree with you, parents must reciprocate with love when children are angry.
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