How to Defuse an Angry Child

Your child may not be able to use his words to express his feelings calmly—so learn to listen with your heart to help him feel understood.

Understanding Misbehavior

When dealing with an angry child, it helps to remember that a lot of misbehavior stems from a strong emotion. Kids often can't articulate their feelings, so they come out in tantrums or defiance. Parents usually react to a child's misbehavior, instead of addressing the feeling that is fueling the behavior. To ease a child's turbulent mood, parents need to help a child feel understood. Learn how with this guide.
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