Anger Seizures in Children

In fact, many children have tantrums between the ages of 1 and 3, and by age 4, the tantrums usually subside. These ages are the period when language and autonomy are acquired. Children are in a learning process. They try to learn both to be in control and to be independent. In this process, it is difficult to both express strong feelings and keep them inside. For this reason, they may get angry when they are tired, angry, disappointed and sometimes when their wishes are not fulfilled. When this anger happens, it may seem like nothing will make them happy. As a result, the child begins to cry, may behave in a way that is harmful to himself and his environment, and starts to shout loudly.

The Following Suggestions May Reduce the Chance of Anger Seizures;

  • You can encourage your child to express himself.

  • Set limits. Give simple justifications for your rules and don’t change them.

  • Identify as many daily habits as possible.

  • Avoid situations that will make your child angry.

  • Distract yourself from activities that cause tantrums. Suggest different activities.

  • Be careful when saying ‘no’. After listening carefully to your child’s requests, say ‘yes’ if appropriate.

  • If what your child wants isn’t right, stand by your decision even if he has a tantrum.

  • Whenever possible, options should be offered to the child.

  • In order for the tantrum to end, the child should not be offered a reward.

  • If your child is older, talk to him about this issue and discuss what to do next.

WHAT CAN WE DO TO PREVENT ANGRY ATTACKS?

First of all, you can’t prevent all tantrums. If the child throws a tantrum in the presence of their parents, do not be angry, surprised or angry. This is a way your child uses to gauge your rules and boundaries.

Most children cannot show how they feel in the presence of others and are careful. They express themselves comfortably when there is an environment and people they trust.

WHAT CAN WE DO DURING AN ANGRY ATTACK?

The more you react, the more repetitive your child’s tantrums will be.

If the child’s anger does not subside despite the recommendations, it is recommended to seek support.

  • Ensure your child’s safety first. It is necessary to be consistent and open about its security.

  • Never leave your child alone in case of harm.

  • Try to distract your child with new activities.

  • You can calm him down with a soft tone of voice and touches.

  • Try to stay calm and be with your child.

  • In cases where it is not possible to remain calm, you can leave the environment.

 

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