- Parental involvement

Angry Children – Why Does it Happen?

It is probably one of a parent’s biggest nightmares to be confronted with an angry child, and many theories have been put across to address the issue. Fortunately, there are all kinds of people and programs that can offer help with anger management for children problems. It is however sad when a lot of parents out there hope for a quick and easy solution to all of their children’s anger management problems.

All of us can benefit from talking about our feelings, and more particularlychildren. Anxiety in children and other symptoms like aggressive behaviour, preschool aggression and children abuse, should not be taken lightly. Interestingly enough, with angry children, the same dynamic is often at play, and sometimes linked to inadequate emotional development and deficient parental involvement.

If you reflect on the above more intensely, the reference to “angry children” often refers to the disrespect of the current generation for elders and chronically dissatisfied children may look like strong, fearless gorillas on the outside. Teachers at school are often bombarded by so many letters from baffled parents with angry children. Other angry children have a history of sexual abuse the parents may, or may not know about.

And therein lies a problem, for most parents with hurt and angry children are themselves very functional people without early abuse and neglect of their own. There are also other case examples of families from a variety of backgrounds who are dealing with angry children in a holistic manner through joint family discussions to get to the root.

Many community forums do have self-help programs designed for parents dealing with anger in children. It is important therefore for parents to take the lead in getting an up-to-date understanding of the “whys” and “hows” of anger problems within their children. The aim of the exercise should always be to transform the child from being angry to a happy child for life.