As children grow, the hope is that they gain patience, learn problem solving skills and communicate their feelings more effectively.
Some children struggle with their emotions and seem to only be able to express extreme anger versus fear, sadness, loneliness or jealousy. How they express their anger can be a challenge as well.
We want children to verbalize their anger and embrace it as a feeling; however, when anger is expressed by destroying property, physically attacking others, or even harming themselves, there needs to be an intervention to keep the child, and others, safe.
Counseling can help children develop awareness of root causes of anger. They learn ways to more effectively discuss what they are feeling, develop problem solving skills and take responsibility for their actions.
Over time, children will be able to challenge their own thinking and develop a sense of patience and self-control. In addition, parents are encouraged to explore how they express anger and use new skills, allowing them to role model new behaviors that can edify the family as a whole.
If you believe your child is struggling with anger issues, call us today. We can help.