TOP TEN TIPS TO MANAGE ANGER
- Accept anger as a normal emotion.
- Don’t respond to your children’s anger with outbursts of your own.
- Let your kids know when and why you are angry. This can improve your relationship.
- Think about anger triggers – feelings not heard or needs not met.
- Know signs of growing anger – sweaty palms, heart beating fast, clenching teeth, stomachache.
- Listen to your children’s angry feelings.
- Teach children to “use their words” rather than act out their feelings.
- Show children ways to calm down – doing jumping jacks, counting to ten, blowing bubbles, taking deep breaths.
- Show your anger in ways that do not blame or shame.
- Be patient – managing anger is the work of a lifetime.
READ EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES –
practical, well-researched information for parents:
Taming the Anger Monster in Children
Parents’ Anger: Turning Down the Heat in Your Home
Understanding the Impact of Violence on Children: The ACE Study
Say “No” to Violence in Families
READ NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER ARTICLES –
words of wisdom by parents for parents:
Help! There’s an Anger Monster in my House!
Trauma In the Lives of Children: Recognizing and Responding to It
LISTEN TO NARRATED PRESENTATIONS –
sit back, relax, and turn up your speakers:
Taming the Anger Monster in Children:
|Part I – Understanding Anger||Part II – Your Part|
|Part III – Communication Skills||Part IV – Being a Emotion Coach|