Parenting Tips for Angry Children
There are some medical conditions that cause children to express excessive anger, which can cause a variety of behavioral problems. ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified) are two common conditions where children will express anger. Sometimes, to avoid excessive conflict, you may find yourself giving in to your child in this situation. But, it does not need to be like this all the time. With the right parenting tips ,you can handle it and take the control back.
- Refuse to argue with your child. The first move of defense for the children is to argue. But, you can stop it by staying calm. Do not spoil the child. If you do that, he will think that he is in charge of your household, resulting in a power struggle. When you become overwhelmed, step back from the situation. Ensure your child is in a safe space and give yourself a short “time-out.”
- Do not raise your voice. This can escalate to both of you losing your temper.
- Do not beg or bribe with her. Otherwise your child would think that you are so weak and you need their permission to do something.
- No matter how much you lose your temper, never physically abuse your child.
- Stop thinking about the past. Nobody can change it. Neither can you. So, ignore what happened yesterday and focus on tomorrow.
You can do it. You can handle it and discipline your child. Do not let him get to you. Remember, you are the parent and the one who is able to make decisions about your child.