Studies (Columbia University) have identified the fact that angry children (consistently) were more dissatisfied, at age 30, than their peers who had less angry childhoods.
Below are 5 tips (for adults) to help children/teens control their anger:
1. Teach them how to clam down. This is best achieved by i) diverting the attention of younger children and ii) helping older children to talk/think about what they are feeling.
2. Instead of reacting, children and teens need should be taught that anger is a natural emotion, the response to which can be controlled. This is achieved by deliberately choosing a considered response.
3. Help them to understand what aggression is and its negative consequences.
4. Teach them problems solving skills.
5. Finally, teach them about goal setting and achievement (using real life examples), as this encourages them to behave in a way that will help them achieve their goals.
NB. The workshop program has ended.