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Advice from a Child Psychologist: How to Talk to Angry Kids

Dealing with a child’s anger is a challenging task. After consulting with a child psychologist, I’ve realized that anger is more than just a bad temper. It often represents deeper emotions, like feeling hurt or unjustly treated.

Recall a time when you were really angry. It felt justified to you, right?

But, it’s crucial for us to teach kids how to handle anger positively. Here are some important phrases parents should use when their kids are angry or upset:

“I understand why this makes you upset, and I’m here to support you.”

To adults, anger might not seem significant, but for children, it can be overwhelming and seem really unfair. Demonstrating that you understand and empathize with their feelings is essential. This approach helps them manage their emotions more constructively.

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