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how to get rid of angry outbursts in a healthy way
Our son, 3.75 years old, gets frustrated fairly easily (e.g. zipper gets stuck when he dresses, tower of building blocks collapses unintentionally). Often this results in him stomping and/or throwing ...
4 year old blames all of her accidents on others, how to help her accept responsibility in a good way?
My daughter is 4 years old, getting close to 5. She started doing this only recently. When she does something like fall over, or stub her toe, or spill milk, she immediately starts blaming it on ...
4 Year Old Temper/Anger
This is my 2nd post. My first was regarding an issue with toddler hurting my dog. The toddler is not mine and I don't have any other children. I love the little boy and we have a great bond and ...
Is it normal for the first born to show aggressiveness and jealousy towards a second born?
Our daughter is two and half years old. Today, I was joking with her that her mother was pregnant again with a second child. Then our daughter stood up in front of us and started to make angry sound, ...
How can I help my 5-year-old introvert boy relax?
I have a 5-year-old boy, with two younger brothers (1 year and 3 years old). He is intelligent, sensitive (easily stressed) and shy. I would definitely label him an introvert, but he does not like to ...
How to help a 5-year-old deal with negative emotions?
My 5-year-old gets angry and frustrated in situations like: losing at a board game being told he is wrong about something being told not to yell 'You are so fat!' at a teacher with the explanation it ...
How much self control can an 8-year-old be expected to show under physical and psychological provocation?
How much self control can an 8-year-old be expected to show under physical and psychological provocation. I separated from my ex wife about 4 years ago. My son has been living with her for around the ...
How can I discipline an angry 12-year-old without her hating me for it?
My 12-year-old daughter till recently had a good, friendly relationship with us (her parents) and was always happy to discuss anything that happens at school/activity classes and what's going on with ...
What to do about my adopted 11-year-old son's anger issues?
I have adopted my 11-year-old when he was a baby. He has the biggest heart, but is the most challenging: Parents all siblings - yells and pushes, pulls hair, throws things at them and squeezes their ...
How to teach my almost 7-month-old to play on his own without getting angry?
My boy will be 7 months old at the end of November. In the last couple of weeks I’m noticing he gets angry when he’s not constantly entertained. I want to start to teach him to learn to play on his ...
Kid throwing ice cream cone back to the vendor
Description of the scene A video I saw portrays a kid in the arms of a woman who (I assume) is the mother. The kid is maybe one year old (my naive estimation). They are at an ice cream shop and the ...
How can I undo the bad behavior my 2.5 year old daughter learned from 5 year old children?
We went on a trip with some friends for 2 days, and there were three 5-year-old girls. After returning from the trip, my daughter has been pushing her brother 5X more, kicking her mother 5X more (for ...
How to get a fixated child to cooperate?
Background These behaviours aren't the focus of the question, simply provided for background information. I'd appreciate it if answers focused on the main question at the end. Sometimes I look after a ...
How do I help my 5 year old sister with PTSD and serious behavioral issues?
Okay so I'm not a parent I'm a big sister. We're 14 years apart, different dads, single mom, etc. Sadly, her father was abusive and around long enough for her to remember just how abusive he was. My ...
My dad still yells at me as an adult and I don't know how to react because he's my dad [closed]
My dad has always been a "mad person". Recently I was talking with my mom and she said a large reason she divorced with him was because he was always mad. Now, the following is a onetime example but ...
How to remain unaffected by my 10-year-old son's angry outbursts?
My son is ten years old now and I feel that over the past year or so he has become increasingly irritable and prone to angry outbursts. He is easily frustrated by the smallest things and tears up and ...
How to help my 18-year-old who may be the victim of bullying?
My 18-year-old son is in high school and near graduating; like 40 days from now he will graduate. He is so smart and into business and science and gets top grades so I am thankful. He is so respectful ...
How concerned should I be about husband's anger display around baby?
My husband got angry at me during an argument yesterday and threw his keyboard (in shattered) and ripped down the whiteboard (may have thrown it, I don't know. We had left the room) on the wall and ...
Strong-willed, 14 year old. Caught with e-cigarette paraphernalia and a condom
My 14yr old son, youngest of 4 (other 3 are triplets), has always been a very strong-willed kid. Over the years we have been able to channel that will thru his love of soccer. He plays a very ...
How to help my adult son who lives at home, is depressed and withdraws from the outside world?
My 26-year-old son is in trouble. He went to college and graduated. He had a very tough time at school in West Virginia almost to the point of having PTSD now. In high school he was very bright ...
How to deal with my parents frequently getting mad at my life choices?
I’m 26 and I find both of my parents get mad at me for very bad reasons. For example, I was visiting my mom. In a mad tone she told me to stop playing a game on my phone. Just realizing it now, I find ...
Control and power struggles with 4-year-old - runs off and gets angry when challenged
I have a 4-year-old son who although can be very kind, thoughtful and lovely to be around, exhibits difficult behavior at home and at school which I think are related to power struggles and control. ...
Is clenching teeth normal for a toddler when they are angry?
When angry, my 2-year-old granddaughter clenches her teeth, bites or pinches. Are these normal behaviors?
How to make my 3.5-year-old stop pinching his teacher, classmates, siblings and parents?
My 3.5-year-old son has been pinching every now and then. We have another 2-year-old daughter. Recently, the problem has been getting worse, he has started pinching/scratching his teacher in the pre-...
Is it normal for wife to be angry at baby often?
My wife and I have been having some problems ever since we had our baby boy. He's currently 7 months old, and he's never been an easy sleeper. So every time he resists sleep my wife will get angry ...
5 yr old behavioral/anger problems
My daughter, in the past 6 months has been displaying severe anger. When a toy doesn't come together, if she doesn't get her way... she throws herself on the floor and starts kicking and screaming. ...
How can I help my 14-year-old daughter be less angry?
My daughter is 14. She is usually very good and not hard to cope with, but sometimes she gets very angry. For example, when I take away her phone, or her sisters use her belongings, or she can't do ...
How to help our 6-year-old who is quick to anger but upsets others and himself?
We have a 6-year-old boy. He is generally lovely, bright, and easy to be around, but is often quick to anger when playing with friends and smaller kids (classic example is when he does not get his ...
What to do about an 8-year-old who will suffer silently until a breaking point?
We have an 8-year-old son. He has no intellectual or developmental disabilities. However, we are concerned about the following. He will not speak up in protest for himself. For example: He tripped ...
As a step parent, what should be my role in dealing with a volatile five year old?
About a year and a half ago I met a woman who was going to school full-time and raising a 5 year old little girl. I really just fell in love with both of them and we all bonded relatively quickly. We ...
My 10 year old daughter punches her legs when she gets angry or doesn't get her way
When my daughter gets angry, she makes this mean looking face and then starts punching on her legs. Should I be concerned about this behavior? I do tell her to "stop it" and I would ask her, 'Why is ...
How do I deal with my wife's violent outbursts around our child?
I am becoming increasingly concerned by my wife's outbursts of anger. She has a very short fuse and very few coping strategies, so when something goes wrong (anything from a birthday party invite ...
3 year-old boy wants constant attention, hits and deliberately poops in underpants when he doesn't get it
I have a nearly 3-year-old boy whose energy has become near-limitless, coupled with new neediness, aggression, and defiance. He wants to run around and be played with for the entire day. He is unable ...
How do I teach my son to manage his anger when he is unwilling?
My 8-year-old son has difficulty managing his anger in a healthy way. When he gets angry at his sister, sometimes he hits her or pulls her hair. Sometimes he hits himself. Sometimes he screams and ...
Is it a good approach to have a policy of apologizing for yelling at a kid?
A couple of times I encountered situation where people had a following policy If a parent yells at a kid out of frustration with no meaningful reason (e.g. the kid just got on their nerves but ...
How to help a 3-year-old with vicious temper to express his emotions in a healthy way?
My three year old boy (the middle of three boys; older brother is 9, younger brother is almost 2) is smoldering with anger pretty often. He flies off the handle at little things. I've dealt with a ...