Do You Have an Anger-Prone Child?
Your child has a hair-trigger for anger if:
1) He can’t make it through the day without blowing up at least once.*
2) He blows up, loses control over his words and says things like “I hate you!”*
3) He blows up, then, throws things or breaks things.*
4) He doesn’t necessarily blow up, but he stomps around and seems to be allowing anger to fester.*
*Children over the age of four should not do these things on a daily basis.
Your at risk child is more likely to have ‘a hair trigger’ when it comes to anger and frustration.
To help your child or teen manage his anger and frustration, Dr. Liane Leedom recommends:
This book offers a unique approach to one of the most pressing problems of our time…anger in children and adolescents. Child psychologist, Jerry Wilde, speaks directly to kids in a language they can easily understand $9.95.
This follow-up to the original "Hot Stuff" provides kids with new ideas to cope with anger and hostility. This book also contains information on managing stress, which is an important part of any anger management program $9.95.
ORDER Just Like His Father? and these two anger management books together for $34.00 and also receive a FREE ecopy of The Child Well-Being Workbook.
Studies show that impulsivity in the area of anger and frustration may be a temperamental risk factor for antisocial personality, ADHD and addiction.
Impulsive children have a difficult time regulating all their many emotions, especially anger. If this describes your child, do not despair. Recognize that you will have to train your child to deal with his own emotions–especially anger and frustration. To learn more about training your child to deal with anger and frustration, see Just Like His Father?
Children and teens with ADHD, CD and/or ODD often have anger management problems. This is because anger is an impulse that comes from our drive for social dominance.
When kids, teens and adults with a strong dominance drive (need for power and control), don't get their way THEY GET MAD.
Anger management involves understanding the drive for power and control and deciding not to let this drive rule our behavior.