Do Not Be Afraid of Your Child’s Anger (10-28-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:   You can overcome fear of your child’s anger.

Practice:   Today, think of a time when your child failed to follow a rule, and you failed to enforce a consequence for his failure because you were afraid of his anger.

Make a plan for how you can overcome this fear.

Do you need to learn more about anger and how it comes and goes and is a normal part of a child’s growing and learning about life?

Do you need to “just do it” and practice dealing with rules and consequences in a matter-of-fact way, even when your child is having a tantrum about it.

Stop and repeat this activity every few weeks to see, if you are finding yourself less afraid of the anger and more able to stick to your rules.


Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, LET’S GO, HUGO!  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at FEAR IS NOT ALL BAD.

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