After reaching a certain age, children tend to get aggressive. This is completely natural; they are seeking more attention, experiencing changes and new things, and aggression is the only way they know to express their feelings. Parents can always channel the energy positively, but before we can do that we need to first deal with the aggression. I’ve studied several key points out of experiences so far, and I’m going to share them to you in this article.
Aggression always starts with a trigger. In order to deal with the problem, you need to first spend time and find the trigger. Simply observe your children’s behaviors and pay close attention to times when they start showing aggression. This way, you can easily understand the triggers; the process is a lot easier to do, because children are easy to understand at this stage. Once you understand triggers, you can understand the ‘why’ as well.
As you come to an understanding regarding the trigger and the ‘why’, you can quickly figure out ways to deal with the actual issue. Instead of suppressing the aggression, you can solve the core problem and eliminate the need to be aggressive in the first place. As you come to a certain stage of dealing with these aggressions, you will notice how your children also learn how to understand their feelings along the way and channel the energy to more positive activities.
There are other ways to deal with aggression, so make sure you do some research and pick the best one according to your situation.