Bulgarian Children Cannot Handle Anger, Expert Claims

Anger is an emotion that leads to aggression among children. Aggression is simply anger brought outwards. It is considered something bad and people would try to prevent it whenever possible - especially when it comes to children. This was reported by Angelina Meranzova, a psychologist who gave an interview for radio "Focus" - Burgas. 

Meranzova claims that children are becoming more and more irritable and angry, and the cause for this is their families. Kids are constantly trying to repeat behaviors they see at home. That way, children aren't being taught to handle their anger properly. Often, parents would simply tell their kids to "cut it" which leads to an even more aggressive response the next time the child gets angry. Suppressing anger is not the solution. According to the psychologists, parents should have a tolerant response and act calmly whenever their children build up anger. 

She also claims that on an emotional and behavioral basis children mirror their parents. She suggests that parents mind their emotions and are constantly aware of the way they act so that children pick up the right signals. A proper approach to children's anger is to show the child that nothing bad or fatal is happening. Another solution, as suggested by Meranzova, is showing empathy for the child's anger or dissatisfaction. Letting the child know that one is aware of its desire to get something makes it that much easier for the child to come to terms with its emotions. 

Vasil Manev

Vasil Manev is a student in Computer Science and an aspiring columnist, studying in Heidelberg, Germany.

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