• Kids
    Social and Emotional Development
    I Get Angry
    I Get AngryTime 10 to 20 minutes Materials None Directions Talk about hypothetical situations, determining which of them make each of you angry. Examples could include someone borrowing a favorite toy without asking, going to get ice cream in th...
  • Family Life
    Pets
    Daughter Mistreats Pets
    Mother is bewildered by her young daughter's mistreatment of pets. ...
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    Anger and Aggression
    Five-Year-Old Threatens Suicide
    Our expert recommends a professional therapist for an angry five-year-old who is threatening suicide. ...
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    Dealing With Bullies
    Eighth-Grader Has Anger Problem
    Classmates can be cruel, but anger over teasing needs to be addressed. ...
  • Kids
    Communication Skills
    Use Your Words
    Talking about one's feelings can help solve anger and frustration. ...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Treating Aggression
    What to do when your child starts showing signs of aggression and violent behavior at school. ...
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    Anger and Aggression
    Extreme Violence in Six-Year-Old
    Our expert is alarmed by the description of a six-year-old's rage and violence. ...
  • Kids
    Positive Reinforcement
    Solve Temper Problems
    Focus on positive behavior to help your child with temper problems. ...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Sudden Anger
    Act quickly when a formerly quiet child suddenly becomes prone to bouts of aggression. ...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Twelve-Year-Old Has Fits of Anger
    The mother of a sixth-grader describes her son's out-of-control behavior and asks what steps to take next. ...
  • Family Life
    Sibling Relationships
    Boy Hits His Sister
    A mother wonders what she can do to change her son's angry temperament. ...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    A Child's Bouts of Anger
    Expert advice for a teacher dealing with a student prone to angry outbursts. ...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Preventing Violence
    Unless they're taught differently from an early age, children might resort to using their fists to solve problems. ...
  • Kids
    Behavioral Problems
    Seven-Year-Old Is Angry and Violent
    When anger and violence reach uncomfortable levels, it's time to seek some professional care. ...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Dealing with Aggressive and Nasty Behavior in Your Child
    Dealing with Aggressive and Nasty Behavior in Your Child Up to 30% of kids occasionally or regularly engage in aggressive behavior. Fewer do it on a regular basis. Is your baby a bully? According to Dan Olweus, a Swedish psychologist and an expe...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Teaching a Preschooler Self-Control
    A mother asks how she can help her preschooler deal with his anger in the wake of being abandoned by his father. ...
  • School and Learning
    Behavior Issues
    Teacher Concerned About Violent Fourth-Grader
    When an aggressive, disruptive student concerns a teacher, it's advisable for the teacher to express those concerns in a letter to the principal and/or superintendent. ...
  • Kids
    Anger and Aggression
    Playing with Toy Guns
    The nature/nurture question about what makes boys, even little boys, more aggressive and violent than girls is a never-ending debate. ...