Individuals with ADHD often have a difficult time regulating their emotions and may seem easily frustrated. Many parents feel at a loss with how to respond to these outbursts. Counseling can address these challenges and teach you and your child new ways of responding to frustration. Find out more about how therapy can help your teen or child with ADHD.
Anger is a universal emotion that we all feel. It is a natural reaction to a perceived injustice. However, it can become a problem when ANGER controls YOU. The kids in the "Just Breathe" video explain what it feels like to be angry and how to calm your body and your mind in the moment. This is also a great video for kids who often feel angry because it discusses anger in a non-shaming way from a child's perspective.
Anger is a natural part of life and can sometimes be useful. It may motivate you to stand up for what you believe in or alert you when your boundaries have been crossed. Being angry often, however, is not healthy and can wreak havoc on your body and your relationships. When you experience high levels of anger your body kicks into "fight or flight" mode and releases stress hormones as well as raises your blood pressure. Some research has even found a correlation between being highly angry often and heart disease. Your health is not the only thing that suffers from being angry often. Your anger may also lead you to become isolated from others and can keep you from getting your relational needs met.