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Help your child manage anger

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Children who can learn to manage their anger have a head start on handling fears and other emotions. Currently, our community is undecided about how to handle anger. In fact, anger is discouraged, as we see no place for it in homes, schools or community. ‘Civilised people don’t get angry’ seems to be the accepted wisdom so we tend to encourage children to bottle up anger rather than let it out. There are four ways anger is dealt with and only the fourth one in this list should be considered healthy: These are: 1. Muzzle it - Bury anger deep down and it will go away is the attitude! This doesn’t work for many children as anger just simmers and doesn’t dissipate. 2. Muscle it - Some children lash out physically so that a friend, sibling or parent literally feels their anger. 3. Mouth it - Verbal abuse is usually hurtful and backfires on the ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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