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my grandson has an anger issue, he acting out at school when teacher ask him to stop goof

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my grandson has an anger issue, he acting out at school when teacher ask him to stop goofing around.
he is going to be 7 yrs on march 25th and he is in first grade. he is with his parents(my dauther & son in law)
i am concern and want to help him now .

thanks,
concern grandma
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Rafael M.T.Therapist replied 4 years ago.

Rafael Morales Toia :

Is there consistency in both parents setting right boundaries and limits, and sound discipline at home?

Rafael Morales Toia :

For how long has he been showing this anger issue?

Rafael Morales Toia :

People, even more children do act out what they feel, and most times anger is used as a way to relieve other feelings bothering a person, from fear to sadness. It is also true that many times children who happen to be spoiled could develop unhealthy ways of behaving and expressing their feeling and have problems getting along with others and considering their own rights and needs.

Rafael Morales Toia :

Again, core things to assess here:

Rafael Morales Toia :

1- Is there consistency in both parents parenting style-discipline?

Rafael Morales Toia :

2- Is this discipline implemented without exceptions?

Rafael Morales Toia :

3- Is this child being spoiled at home?

Rafael Morales Toia :

4- Is there any form of neglect or abuse which could be leading to real anger out of frustration?

Rafael Morales Toia :

5- Is discipline consistently implemented with adequate consequences for the child to develop sense of respect, responsibility , worthiness and caring for self and others?

Rafael Morales Toia :

6- Are there any significant marital issue which could be affecting this child, so he coudl be acting out the dysfunction in his parents' marital relationship?

Rafael Morales Toia :

many things to assess, but necessary and worthy to truly understand and take good care of this child and his anger problem.

Rafael Morales Toia :

Finally, it is parents who should take the initiative an responsibility for getting professional counseling support for parenting and coping with this anger problem.

Rafael Morales Toia :

You are doing a great job supporting them about this concern. Keep being proactive and gently pushing them to get necessary help.

Rafael Morales Toia :

Thanks,

Rafael Morales Toia :

Rafael Morales Toia.

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