Anxious Parenting Series Week 4: Anxiety and Parenting a Child with Anger Management Issues

Anxious Parenting Series Week 4: Anxiety and Parenting a Child with Anger Management Issues

Temper tantrums, conduct disorder, school behaviors, over control, fighting with siblings - all of these anger management problems can actually be signs of anxiety.

Many parents are surprised to hear that their child with disruptive behaviors could have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety and anger operate on very similar physiological responses in the body, meaning that increased heart rate, breathing, and muscle tension can lead to an anxious reaction or an angry one. It’s very important for parents to ask themselves:

Is my child angry, or just anxious?

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