Kids like to push buttons, test boundaries, and explore the limits around them until it can be more than you think you can take. As a result, parents have the unique and, at times, difficult job of keeping their cool during the moments when their children bother them to no end. But sometimes, it gets to even the calmest parent. Everyone get angry, but is there a limit? If you struggle to keep it cool, paying attention to some of the red flags that your mom anger is something more serious can help you both identify what sets you off and learn the tools to help you stay calm.
According to Aha Parenting, a parent's anger affects their child more than they know. The article noted that children form barriers to protect themselves from anger and, if they've seen enough of it, they might seem indifferent to your shouts or melt-downs. These calloused feelings, however, can have long lasting consequences on both yourself and your growing child.
Luckily, "mom anger" isn't an irreversible habit and it doesn't make you a bad mom. Losing your temper is a normal reaction that almost every mom deals with. But knowing the symptoms of an anger problem is, of course, the first step to gaining more patience and seeing things from the perspective of your child.