Outlets for Anger and Anxiety

October 8, 2013

If your child tends to tantrum, explode or go ballistic, teach him ways to relax.boiling-point-thumbnail-298x300 And help him learn how to implement them before he reaches his boiling point.

Maybe it’s a certain kind of music, a yoga pose, going outside for a walk, throwing/bouncing a basketball or jumping on a trampoline.

trampoline

As a teen, I would go to the piano and pound out Chopin’s Prelude in C Minor when I was angry. [I found that was more acceptable to my parents than slamming doors!]

Keep a menu handy, listing four or five calming options for your child. And encourage him to use the info before he explodes.

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