Unlike to the normal perception, anger is a very natural emotion for a human being. The whole bundle of books filled with the umpteen numbers of paradoxical moral codes may have taught you to suppress the anger but it's not easy doing so. Anger is the most negatively propagated emotion in human history. It is a fact that only sages, monks, and men with halo around them can control anger. Lesser mortals like us have to be content with the guilt that arises aftermath of the eruption of volcano of this emotion. Everyone get angry and there is nothing wrong about being angry. The problem arises when we don’t know how to channelize our anger properly. It’s the same case with the kids too. Children too get angry for some or other reasons. A child loses his peace of mind even for reasons, which can’t be understood by a grown person. It is important to channelize the anger of your child otherwise; it will affect his/her behavior. He will be categorized as a problem child in his/her school. Read on the article to know more about anger management for kids.
Anger Management Tips For Children
Diary writing is a good habit, which should be instilled in children from an early age. Most of the anger comes out of the emotions, which are buried down, in our subconscious mind. You shouldn’t condition your children’s mind for suppressing the anger and sadness. You should let them express whatever they have in their little world. Writing journals or diary is a great way to express feelings. Thus, you can understand the feelings of your kids and treat them according to their likes and dislikes. It is not very difficult to introduce your kids to the concept of diary writing. Children imitate and learn fast. If you start to write diary in front of your kids, they will obviously be interested in it and will take it up as a habit. Let them write or paint whatever they feel. Seeing their first creative expression will be a moment of joy for you.
There are situations when a child’s anger gets fumes out of pure, solid reason. One of them is divorce and you may feel helpless to solve the problem because there is a strong point behind the kid’s anger. You need the help of a support group in this sort of a tragic situation. Otherwise, this can lead your child to long frustration and thus depression. Many support groups offer counseling for both parents and children to cop up with the divorce.
Regular Exercise And Self Control
Exercise makes you feel that you are alive and healthy. An unexercised body may get fatigued easily. Make sure that your children get right dose of exercises every day. If they find exercise to be a struggle, shift the program to mere jogging or morning walks. Exercising regularly keeps the mind calm and positive. Encourage child to have a positive outlook towards life. According to Robin Sharma, the author of ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’, “thoughts are tiny packets of energy”. If a child fills his mind with good thoughts, it will lead him to good deeds. You can make your child, the master of his/her own mind. Learning martial arts such as kung fu or karate is also a good way to control your mind and it improves concentration too.
Blow Off Steam
You can teach your children specific and acceptable techniques for venting out anger like, using a punching bag , yelling to a pillow, sprinting around the house, or swimming in the pool. These activities erase confusing and disturbing emotions from the mind. You should understand that your kid’s anger would not get resolved on its own and should provide proper channelization for it.