Anger in children is a powerful emotion that often masks feelings of sadness and vulnerability. These feelings can make our children (and us) feel weak.
In contrast to those feelings of weakness, anger has the opposite effect. It’s mobilising and makes us feel stronger and more powerful.
The most effective method of working with anger in children is shifting the way you interact with them. By doing this, you will change how they interact with -you-.
When we learn how to manage our own anger, regulate our emotions and control ourselves, we create a calm and safe space to help soothe the amygdala of an angry child.
This helps to bring them back level much more quickly than adding fuel to the flames by meeting their anger with your own.