anger management skills for a five year old.

Jodi - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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any suggestions on how to teach a five year old anger management skills, my son goes to school this year and am scared that he will get himself into trouble. It's getting quite bad and i feel like i have tryed everything, im tired and need some advice. He just seems to be delibritly naughty, like he wants to upset me. advice please.

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Andrea - posted on 01/27/2009

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Actually, my 5 year old is very hyper and always angry to, but he started kindergarten this year and the teacher says he is an angel.I was worried just like you,but he is different at school and with other people.He usually is only like that with his father and I.I say wait and see what happens, and if he does act up, ask the teachers for advice.

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Sharlene - posted on 11/18/2011

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Im a non spanking mum, With a child that has Autisim and had behavior problems,sit the child down and talk and ask Qstion and let him give you feed back, Do you have time-out periods by the child's age by mins, grounded periods where child sit's in there room with no toys. Or another way get him to do a picture or write on paper and let show his behavior or emotions on that by drawing or writing.I hope this might help.cheers

Liz - posted on 11/18/2011

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As a non-religious family I try to make it a point to introduce 'tales of morality' into my girls' lives regularly. I probably do not do it enough, as I am having difficulty with my five year old. :( Also, we do deep breathing. I reserve spanks for things that would cause irreparable damage- ex- running into the street or something life-threatening, because I don't want to reinforce violence with violence.

Alex - posted on 01/28/2009

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I have a daughter who is extremly bright, because of this she gets very frustrated when things don't happen now or if you ask her to do something she doesn't want to do. She started school last September and and she has settled in amazingly, I think she was ready for school and needed some structure! She is a completely different child. I'm sure this is the same for most children. Good luck

Jodi - posted on 01/27/2009

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i think that is what worries me he is great 4 every1 else but me, what am i doing wrong, what is it about me that he is so angry with, i realize he dosnt hate me but it sure does feel that way sometimes

Monica - posted on 01/27/2009

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Quoting Jodi:
i can relate to what u r going through as my five yr old does the same thing i am actually taking her to counseling very soon as i hope it helps her to sort out her anger issues maybe counselling will help ur youngster as well, my only suggesstion for u is to explain to ur 5 yr old how his anger affects u and ur household how there is good and bad ways to express anger other than that im as clueless as u r and could use some advice myself.




anger management skills for a five year old.

any suggestions on how to teach a five year old anger management skills, my son goes to school this year and am scared that he will get himself into trouble. It's getting quite bad and i feel like i have tryed everything, im tired and need some advice. He just seems to be delibritly naughty, like he wants to upset me. advice please.





 

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I have the same thing with my son and he starts school next week, they do go through an aggressive phase sometime between 3 1/2 to 6 when they get a surge of testosterone which at its peak is as much as a full grown Man. So they do struggle to control all of that energy understandably. I know when I remind myself of that fact and compare perhaps how I feel when my own hormones are doing the PMT thing and how hard it can be to stay calm it helps me to be sympathetic to his burden!! They just need to get tuckered out physically and burn it off, you can try having a special "rough play" area for the times he seems angry ask him if he needs some rough play time, perhaps an area with some big pillows he can jump and hit and kick etc.

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