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Does your child find it difficult to control their anger?

Anger is an expression of emotions, it is usually underpinned by an emotion that your child is not able to express because they do not have the words, or because they don’t themselves understand how they feel.

Reassure your child that it is ok to be angry, but it is also important that you ensure they know that destructive behaviour as a result of anger is not the best way to deal with their feelings. 

Emotion Coaching is a strategy that can help

In psychology, we often talk to parents/carers and professionals about how to use an Emotion Coaching approach to help children manage their difficult feelings. You can find out more about emotion coaching here:

These useful videos also help you to understand emotion coaching as a strategy:


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Nottingham City CAMHS


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Nottinghamshire County CAMHS


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