When She's Too Angry to Speak
When anger floods in, it drowns out reason. Your child can't articulate his feelings, and so he yells or slams. Reacting in kind never works; reflective listening does. Here's how to use it.
When dealing with an angry children, 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.