Is there an angry adult in the household? How do they deal with their anger? Do they blast in through the door at the end of the day blaming everybody else for their awful day?
Is this a good model for your child?
What are your views on anger? Perhaps you come from a family that does not do anger and it is frightening for you?
Have you talked with your child and discussed anger? What is it? Where does it come from? What can you do with it? Is it ok to be angry? What strategies could be employed to make the anger experience less difficult?
Do you both understand that anger is a reaction to pain? Both physical and emotional? (Try hitting your thumb with a hammer and not being angry!)
Are YOU well equipped to help them with their anger?
Are you able to keep a calm response and help your child?
Have positive limits to the anger expression been discussed and set?
Is it best to isolate or to stay close enough to offer comfort?
When is the best time to debrief and do the learning bit?
What is the best way to respond in the aftermath?
I have helped many families find solutions to the disruption caused by anger. If you think I may be able to help or would just like to discuss your challenges get in touch below.