All of us, children included, get angry. The problem is when the child is at a loss on how to express that anger appropriately and deal with the things that are making them angry productively. One thing that can sometimes happen in regard to anger is the notion of acting out. This is when the object of the anger, i.e., when you're looking at a child expressing their anger; is not always what the child is angry over.
Often a child can have a range of things happening in their life at any point in time, as we all do, but for a child they can often displace that anger on to other things and just let it out without necessarily directing their anger in a constructive and positive way to the thing that is having them feel angry - particularly, if the thing that's making them feel angry is something that they don't feel comfortable directly approaching or dealing with.
For example if they're feeling angry with things that are happening in the home, if there are issues between mum and dad, arguments and so fourth, and they can't actually directly approach that situation and talk about it or they feel uncomfortable doing that, or if there are issues at school… fundamentally, there are a whole range of things that could have a child feel angry.
The goal is to be able to come to an understanding of the origins of the anger and then working with the child to help them respond in the most effective way.
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