Anger happens to all of us, but when it becomes uncontrollable to the point that it reduces the quality of life then it is time to seek help from a mental health professional.
Anger is a normal human emotion. Uncontrolled anger, however, can lead to aggression. This can cause physiological problems and lead to harmful behaviour.
Aggression first begins in the toddler years. This is when children are naturally more aggressive than any other age group. A toddler’s inability to talk may be one reason why aggression starts at this age.Toddlers and young children need to learn how to control their emotions. Otherwise, frequent aggression over time can cause problems in school, at home and with their friends and family. One study found that one in seven children who had aggression early in life that increased as they aged were at a higher risk of:
The more you express anger in a responsible manner , the less likely they will be to have an angry outburst. Expressing anger requires them to communicate. They need to be able to start sentences with phrases like, “I’m mad because…” or “I’m feeling angry because…”.
Anger management helps understand how needs can be met without hurting others. Parents can help their children understand their emotions by asking them how they are feeling when they are calm and happy. Then can ask how their children feel when they are mad. It may also help to point out other people’s emotions or feelings, such as “that man on TV looks angry.”
Anger management helps everyone develop better ways to cope with angry feelings, whether children or adults. . The goal of anger management is to reduce negative feelings. This can help reduce the negative physiological changes caused by anger such as a rise in blood pressure, and an increase in hormones like cortisol.