Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force
Recognizing, understanding anger
Calming your angry child can be one of the biggest challenges of parenting. There are many things that make children angry, and children feel anger in different ways — just as adults do.
As with all emotions, when you help your child recognize and name his anger you have helped him take the first step toward being able to control his own behavior. When your child is able to recognize the feeling and say, “I’m angry!”, it reduces the chances that he will act out.
Source: Setting Limits: challengingbehavior.org.