Managing Anger in Children

Tips for Developing Skills to Manage Anger in Children (and their Parents)

Excerpted from When You Worry About the Child You Love

Get plenty of exercise

Exercise may well be the best tool we have for helping children (and adults) work off anger and aggression.  Overall, physical exercise is one of the best tonics you can take for your brain.  It helps all brains–children’s, adults, old people’s, animals’, even babies’ brains.  It helps in many different ways.  It increases the level of blood the brain receives. With more blood comes more oxygen and many other good nutrients.

Exercise also helps in managing anger by providing an acceptable outlet for aggressive feelings.  Exercise is controlled aggression.

Exercise also relieves anxiety.  It is a better anti-anxiety agent than any medication, and it has no side effects (unless you exercise too much.)

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Let’s Explore This Further

Anger benefits from help in its management. Coaching and cognitive behavioral therapy can help reframe unhealthy, inflammatory thoughts and actions. Learn how The Hallowell Centers Help You here.

Family therapy can help your family recognize unhelpful patterns of communication and interacting that have developed unintentionally as a result of untreated ADHD, learning challenges, Anxiety, or Mood disorders.  Family therapy provides a safe place to address these patterns and create new ways of connecting, communicating, and interacting as a family.  Learn more here.

Read Dr. Hallowell’s Anger management strategies for children here

Parenting a child with anger issues can be challenging.  The Hallowell Centers offer coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy and family therapy to help your family learn how to address anger issues in a safe environment.   Click HERE to find a Hallowell Center near you.

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