Anger is a natural reaction to frustration. Children need to be taught how to react to conflict and frustration, however, many children have anger issues. Some of these issues are learned behaviors from bad examples by parents or on television,, while others are inherent issues within the child’s development. Helping children resolve conflict and control anger through productive means are essential.
The article, “Angry Kids: Tips to Cope with an Out of Control Child” by Aaron Karmin looks in depth at how parents can better help their child cope with anger. He states,
“Most parents feel inadequately prepared to cope with anger problems because they never had anger management training. They hate it. They are afraid of it. They feel threatened by their children’s anger outbursts. They fear that their inadequacy to help their kids “fix” their anger might be exposed.”
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Helping your child learn to cope with anger is an important life skill. It is one that should be addressed at an early age and continually taught through example and also correction. Children who are not taught to control rage become adults who cannot control rage. This leads to multiple societal problems and possible prison time due to crimes of rage.
Please also review our Anger Management Certification and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. Qualified professionals can earn the four year certification by completing the required CE courses for certification.