It is perfectly healthy for your child to feel angry at some point in his or her life. Anger is neither good nor bad. Unresolved emotion (conscious or unconscious) from past trauma or pain can be a powerful trigger. The issue is what your child does with the emotion of anger. Your child’s anger becomes a problem when it harms others or your child. If you think (or are told) that your child has an anger problem, take time to truly evaluate your child’s actions and offer them assistance in managing those emotions. Talking to a professional, other parents, or a friend can make this easier. The key is to help your child learn to express his or her emotions without hurting others.
Self-awareness + Self-control = Healthy anger management!
Strategies for a healthier emotional state: