Anger is a Common Problem

Another Parenting Tip from The National Center for Biblical Parenting …
Anger is a common problem in family life but parents don't get very far by just focusing on behavior. Anger is a heart issue.What you don’t want is a child who looks good on the outside but has unresolved anger in the heart. You may want to read the book Parenting is Heart Work as you work on this problem. You’ll learn more about what the heart is and how to deal with underlying issues. Rarely is anger the primary issue. Usually children have other heart issues that, when dealt with, relieve the anger.

We've also written an article about helping kids with anger. One of the important anger management tools you’ll want to develop and practice is what we call a Break. You might want to read an article about the Break. The Break is further developed in the book Home Improvement, The Parenting Book You Can Read To Your Kids. Most children who struggle with anger resist the Break because it requires that they pull back instead of push forward. Because anger produces energy, most children want to push forward when they’re angry and they do that with violent words or actions.

One of the primary skills that a child needs is to pull back when upset. You’ll want to explain the Break to your child. It’s not a punishment, but a tool for settling down. You’ll also want to be prepared if your child refuses to go to the Break or has a tantrum when in the Break. All of these issues are addressed in chapter three of the Home Improvement book. Chapter five gives you a hands-on plan for helping children deal with anger

For more information about developing an anger management plan with your child, and learning to use a Break, consider Our January Special: 
Home Improvement, The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids, by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN.

Milan Tomic

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