It helps to take a step back and think about what makes children angry. Here is a partial list of things children may get upset about:
You can also think about the underlying issues or less obvious things that make kids angry, like:
How do children show their anger?
Children express anger in many ways, depending in part on their temperament. Sometimes your children’s expression of anger is more obvious and sometimes it is less clear.
Depending on your temperament, some of the ways children show anger can be easier to handle, while others might be unacceptable to you.
Anger can build up just like a volcano.
What is the result of children’s anger?
Anger often has a ripple effect, much like a stone being thrown into a pond. You can end up with your child in meltdown. Thus, those around him may feel the effects as the angry feelings are passed down the line.
For example, did your child ever have a major temper tantrum? And then get over it and want you to give him a hug? But you now have strong emotions including anger and may not feel so loving at the moment. Those angry feelings may then get taken out on the child, on a sibling, or another person.
In the end, the effects can be widespread and quite damaging to relationships.
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