Anger itself cannot be judged as good or bad, especially when your child is angry you need to give a deeper thought for the reasons. Consequently your child can deal with anger either constructive or in a destructive way.
As a parent sometimes it becomes very harsh to deal with your angry child and you might end up dealing with it in a completely wrong way.
Inspite of sending your child to his/her room or stopping him from expressing his feelings, you can assist him/her to develop skills to control anger and also develop the relation for the future. Following strategies can be beneficial in this regard.
1. Communicate with your child to fetch out the reason of his/her anger. Discussion on that particular issue can calm your child and you may help to divert his/her mind. If your child shows unwillingness to discuss the reason with you, try to communicate with any other topic.
2. Kids can express their anger through some physical activities like punching pillow, twisting or pounding on clay or stomping their feet. To prevent them in doing so start dancing involving him/her on their favorite music or take a simple walk or you can engage your child to his/her favorite activity like drawing, reading, walking with pets etc. to distract from anger.
3. Your affectionate hug and love can easily control your child’s anger. Transform the situation in a comfortable zone through physical presence.
4. Children always want to follow their parents. Henceforth you have to be careful while expressing your anger. Your child will attempt to copy your ways to manage your anger or how you fetch yourself from that situation that can cause anger.
5. To build up the skills to handle anger in your child you have to prove yourself as connected parents. This connection will bridge the gap between you and your child which will ultimately assist you to diminish the situation that can provoke your child’s angriness.
6. Teach your child about the differences between feeling angry and aggressive behavior. Sometimes emotions like sadness or disappointment can be transformed into aggressive behavior. Therefore learning about how to verbalize and identify feelings instead of acting is necessary.
7. Try to establish unofficial rules regarding what behavior should be accepted and what not. Chalk out written household rules to formulate clear instructions to your child what they have to do when they feel angry and can be the consequences in this aspect. Your child will learn that angry feelings do not bestow him/her with the right of hurting anyone or breaking household things or damaging any property.
Thus with the help of above mentioned tips you can manage and control your child’s anger in a positive manner.
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