ANGER IN CHILDREN
We have come this far into the civilization; strangely, yet, many don’t know what to do with their anger, and how to handle it. Anger properly understood is a positive emotion, a natural part of the human condition.
For many of us, anger is a monster on the loose! We want to avoid at all costs, and it scares us a lot. They don’t like the feeling at all. Anger feels bad, dangerous, nasty, and ugly. It’s not a favored mood, and we wouldn’t welcome it like a friend.
The source of childhood anger has its roots in the family. It’s often influenced, proportionately, by the harmony in the marriage and how both the parents bring that goodwill to the relationships which bind the children: the less harmony, the more chances finding children exposed to ‘anger prompting’ situations.
Every day children witness incidents of anger at home, school, public places, on television. Children are likely to experience many emotional issues related to frustration, confusion, identity crises, separation, loneliness, anxiety, and many hopeless situations.
ANGER EXPRESSIONS IN CHILDREN
Turns anger into shouting,
Tantrums or aggression,
Thinks of revenge
Lack of self-control,
They have low self-confidence.
NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF ANGER IN CHILDREN
Uncontrolled anger in children can become consumed by angry thoughts and feelings. Unable to control the extreme rage they scream, sometimes act out physically like hitting, yelling, slamming doors, and fighting with elders.
Anger sometimes may induce risk-taking in children and exhibit poor impulse control.
Children often behave and become self-centered, quick to react and would never consider other’s point of view.
FAMILY ATMOSPHERE AND EFFECT ON ANGER
A family is the first school of learning behavior; it is the first source of evolving emotions, positive expressions in children. Their first needs, desires happen initially within the family.
Parents should provide a well-intentioned, harmonious environment in the house. When parents overlook or ill-plan this factor they could create realities of anger and antagonism.
Different parenting styles like authoritarian, indifferent, permissive, along with other parental peculiarities and practices may nourish certain behaviors in children which may lead to anger, dissatisfaction, aggressive attitudes.
Children with a balanced emotional bonding with parents would have a balanced approach in controlling their angry emotions or expressing them.