Even if you're blessed with the patience of a saint, your children probably know how to tip the scales just enough to set you off. Since parents are responsible for teaching their kids how to be decent humans and correcting their less than ideal behavior, sometimes anger is the natural response when you've said no to the same thing 1,837 times with no response from your kid. When it isn't properly handled, however, parental anger can have negative consequences on children as they grow. Luckily, learning a few small, effective ways to handle "mom anger" can serve you well whether you're dealing with the terrible twos or rebellious teens.
According to Healthline, a parent's anger can have long term effects on a child. If anger is left unchecked, it can lead to the inability for parents and their children to communicate effectively. Conversely, the article stated, remaining calm and learning to handle your anger makes your child feel loved despite their bad behavior and will always yield better results.
Staying calm is easier said than done. But if you're equipped with ways to handle angry outbursts, you'll slowly replace bad habits with healthy ones that will be beneficial for both you and your children. Here are a few tips to get your started.