When His Anger Overpowers Logic — and Love
Your child needs to express his anger. It is healthy and cathartic. "But the emotion should be like a sneeze: It clears the passageways and is over," says Dr. Ned Hallowell. Here are his anger-management strategies for kids who feel intensely and sometimes spiral out of control.
Exercise Away Hostility
One of the best tonics for the brain is physical exercise. My friend and colleague, Dr. John Ratey, showed in his book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain that exercise is helpful in promoting healthy brain function, including the ability to control agression.