Anger is a normal and useful emotion.
But anger can become a problem if a child's angry behavior becomes out of control or aggressive.
Why is my / our child angry?
There are lots of reasons why your child could be angry,
here are just a few examples:
- seeing other family members arguing or being angry with each other
- Problems at home
- Friendship problems
- Being bullied
- Struggling with schoolwork or exams
- feeling very stressed, anxious or fearful about something
- coping with hormone changes during puberty
It may not be obvious to you or your child why they are feeling angry.
If that's the case, it's important to help them work out what might be causing their anger.