Three Steps for Teaching Your Child to Respond Well to Anger
You have taught your child skills for “using his words” to express anger and frustration in difficult situations. Through role-playing with you and a whole lot of on-the-playdate training, he has mastered the delicate art of self-control when it comes to handling his own angry feelings. On the flip side, how does your child do when it comes to receiving your anger or the frustrated words of playmates? Does he know how to respond to another’s anger with the same skill as he can express his own?
Help your child learn these three basic rules of responding to anger to help him complete his training in coping with anger—both his own and that of others:
1. Listen openly
- Assure kids that angry words are like (more…)