How to Calm Angry Kids

Like most humans, kids get angry, except for when young children get angry, they don’t always know the right way to let off steam leaving you the parent with a heated child who’s having a wicked temper tantrum. How do you get your kid to express their anger in a positive way? When my ex-husband and I separated, my daughter struggled with letting out her anger simply because she was 3 and so young when we began the divorce process and didn’t (and still doesn’t quite) understand divorce. It’s complicated enough for adults to grieve the end of a marriage, much less a toddler or preschooler. So we sought out a way to help her express and handle her emotions through play therapy. Try teaching your kid these six strategies to blow a gasket without raising an actual ruckus.

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