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Reasons Why Children Get Angry


There are lot of factors that may compel children to get agitated. Find more about the reasons why children may get angry and some ways that parents can follow to deal with them.


Anger is one of the worst enemies of children. It can affect their development as well as their well-being. Therefore, parents must understand what can trigger anger in children and help them accordingly. If anger outbursts are frequent, it can affect their emotional development. Anger can give rise to different problems in them. Listed below are the reasons that can make children angry and what parents can do to help them.


Reasons for Anger Outburst in Children

Learn more about the reasons for anger outburst in children.

They Lack Attention

Some children do not get the attention they deserve. The connection that they deserve to have with their parents is completely lost. In such circumstances they feel frustrated and lost. Such situations give rise to feelings of discontent and anger in them. So, they try to seek attention by taking their anger out at something.

Someone Has Hurt Them

Even if adults are hurt intentionally or unintentionally by someone they get angry and so do children. Adults develop a skill to control overtime but children are still developing and they lack this skill. If someone hurts them, they get angry very easily. So, anger outburst can take place in such situation.

Their Needs Are Not Fulfilled

Although, parents of today try to fulfil all the needs of their children, some of their needs remain unfulfilled may be due to the lack of resources or due to the lack of time knowingly or unknowingly. And it is not in the control of children to understand everything and tolerate certain things. In these circumstances they may get angry and frustrated.

They Are Unable to Express Themselves

Sometimes anger outburst may take place when children are unable to express themselves the right way. On the other hand parents too are not able to interpret what exactly they are trying to convey. When the game of understanding does not work between the child and the parent anger outbursts are sure to take place.

They Are Anxious

When children are coping with anxiety it can take a form of anger. Anger outburst may take place when they may not find any solution for coping with their anxiousness. When children are coping with anxiousness it is quite difficult for them to control their anger.     

They Are a Victim of Bullying      

Bullying is common during childhood, and many children become its victim. Getting bullied can lower the self-esteem and confidence of children. It can then lead to the feelings of frustration and anger in them resulting into anger outbursts.


How to Deal with Angry Children

Here are few things that parents can do to help angry children.
  • Give them a tight hug when they are angry or frustrated.
  • Let them say what they would like to say.
  • Remind them of their good qualities.
  • Teach them some anger management techniques.
  • Praise them for calming down.
  • Motivate them to smile.
  • Give them a toffee.
  • Tell them that getting angry is only going to hurt them.
  • Talk to them in a constructive manner.
Anger is one of the healthy emotions but too much of anything is not good. It is natural for children to experience this emotion and it is in the hands of parents to teach them how to deal with it. In fact, parents must introduce to children the positive ways to deal with it. It is very important to teach children that getting agitated is not going to help them in any way.


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