“Like most humans, kids get angry, except for when young children get angry, they don’t always know the right way to let off steam leaving you the mom with a heated child who’s having a wicked temper tantrum.”
Dealing with an angry child can be a really tough job, as a parent you need to stay calm even if you are already fuming mad. You are the role model of your child, they will learn from you how to handle anger in one way or another. While looking around for some helpful tips, we stumble upon Empowering Parents who have some really nice tips on how to deal with an angry child and are sharing some of them here.
5 Techniques To Calm an Angry Child
1. Don’t yell or challenge your child when he’s angry.
Many times parents deal with angry outbursts by challenging their kids and yelling back. But this will just increase your feeling of being out of control. The best thing you can do is remain calm in a crisis. Think of it this way: Even if you get into a car accident and the other driver jumps out and is furious at you, if you can remain calm, they will probably start to relax and be reasonable. But if you come back at them with an aggressive response, and say, “What are you talking about, that was your fault,” the tension just stays at that heightened place. So don’t challenge your child when he’s angry—that’s just like throwing a match onto a pile of firecrackers. Just wait until he calms down.
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