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How Can I Help My Child with Adhd or Anger Issues?

Behavior in children happens for all different reasons, sometimes it is hard to diagnose the behavior problems that are occuring but there are ways of you helping your child with ADHD OR Anger overload issues.

The words anger overload are used to refer to the intense anger response which has been the problem for a number of children and preadolescence. There is an intense and quick reaction by the child to a perceived insult or rejection. The rejection can seem quite minor to parents or others. For example, a parent saying “no” to something the child has been looking forward to doing can trigger an intense period of screaming and sometimes hitting, kicking or biting. Another common situation which can trigger anger overload may occur in a game with peers. It can involve a disagreement on how the game should be played or its outcome. Parents often explain to the mental health professional that these reactions have been going on since early childhood in one form or another. It is frequently reported that these children become sassy and disrespectful: they will not stop talking or yelling when they are upset. At other times, when their anger has not been stimulated, these children can be well-mannered and caring.

It is called anger overload because it is more severe than a temporary anger reaction lasting only a few minutes. With anger overload, the child becomes totally consumed by his angry thoughts and feelings. He or she is unable to stop screaming, or in some cases, acting out physically, even when parents try to distract the child or try to enforce limits and consequences. The anger can last as long as an hour, with the child tuning out the thoughts, sounds or soothing words of others.

Do not consider a angry child as an ill-mannered child, because anger is not a behavior but just an emotion. Aggression is a behavior that makes kids frequently angry. Anger is an emotion that just sprouts out at times when the child meets with unwanted situations. Understanding exactly what children feel is the very first step of dealing with anger in kids. If you know what makes the kid angry, then it is quite easy to keep the kid away from it. Communicate with them and encourage them to say what makes them angry. 


The most appreciated way of helping kids to get rid of their anger problems  is commenting positively when they do well. Appreciation on good behavior may tend them to repeat such manners. Deliberately ignore if your child gets angry unnecessarily to communicate that you do not applaud such characters. Learn to say emphatic No to kids when they get into unwanted behavior. When they realize that anger may not make you amend your decisions, they may try for substitute emotions. Always show interests on the activities of kids and make them feel that kids are precious for the parents. Greater affection levels will help kids being confidence and losing ill-mannered expressions like anger. Exercise is a key player in all anger issues and children with ADHD. Most children that are angry or over energetic should take part in after school activities and a variety of sports not only will it take a lot of stress off the parents but will help the child to play and communicate with other children which is vital. If an angry child burns off the excess energy there is less chance of them lashing out when in the home. Children need to let of steam just like us adults sometimes but unlike adults there is less understanding. You must let your child let of steam, even if it’s just playing football or going swimming twice a week. It is good for the mind and body and you will notice results from this.

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  1. Robin L

    On October 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Very good article, Rose. I’m sure this will help many people. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Paul Kurt

    On October 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Rose my dear great write up, it is worth knowing that ADHD is on the line of autistic spectrum and should not have any gray areas, for instance if you promise something then you should follow through and give it, makeing you think as a parent how to help with positive words and praise for calm responces.children with ADHD can not get into let down they plan for the things promised and need positive guidence to acheive goals, they get there in the end, as they grow they are more and more aware of self and skills in control for anger so its really good to see write ups on this subject. thanks.

  3. lungelo cliford

    On October 16, 2012 at 9:52 am

    i love your written

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