Everyone experiences anger and frustration.
How we handle it depends on how we’ve developed our coping strategies. Many adults don’t handle anger in a mature way, which makes it even more difficult for us to demand that our children do the same.
We want our kids to advocate for themselves, to assert themselves, and to challenge the status quo. As we guide them through their anger at home, we help them to assert themselves positively and independently. Give them words for their emotions, and help them regulate their own behavior.
For tips on self-soothing, see my post here.
For other regulation strategies, click here.