Parenting an Angry Child
Handling children’s anger can be puzzling, draining, and distressing for adults. In fact, one of the major problems in dealing with anger in children is the angry feelings that are often stirred up in us.
This week on Parenting From the Inside Out we will be discussing where anger comes from and some ways to help our children (and us) handle our angry feelings. Joining Michelle today is Jo Wenger.
Jo and her husband Jerold have adopted 3 kids (ages 10, 9 and 3) from foster care. Jo’s experience includes directing a non-profit for women in transition and incarceration where she taught classes about the brain and addiction issues while Jerold worked in their personal business as a Brainwave Optimization Technician.
But what they are most passionate about is talking about what feels like their 180 degree change in parenting once they realized the impact of trauma on the brains of their own children. Jo hopes that what they have learned will help other parents grasp sooner the understanding of what our children from hurt places really need.