Science of Parenting: Help Children Cope with Anger



AMES, Iowa — Sometimes life is not fair — and that really can make a child mad. But adults can help children learn how to cope with their anger in positive ways. During February, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs offer tips for parents and teachers in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“Just like adults, children can get mad, stressed and frustrated. If children don’t know how to cope with anger, stress and frustration in positive ways, it can build up over time. Then parents, teachers and the children themselves will have problems,” Donald said.

“This month we’ll share ideas on how adults can help children learn how to handle anger effectively,” Hayungs added. “We’ll also talk about when it may be appropriate to seek professional help for a child with anger issues.”

Learn more from tips on the blog throughout the month of February and in a five-minute podcast.

Through the Science of Parenting, www.scienceofparenting.org, ISU Extension and Outreach specialists share and discuss research-based information and resources to help parents rear their children. Parents can join in the conversation and share thoughts and experiences, as well as how they handle parenting responsibilities.

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