5 Ways to help angry kids

Are your kids angry? Did your son recently get a MIP? Does your daughter sneak out? Do your kids throw tantrums? As experts in counseling children, working with angry kids, and family counseling, we want to help. Whether that is through reading our blog posts about family counselor or scheduling an appointment, we’d love to be a resource to you and your family. Counseling is a tough journey, but it can help families grow closer.

Traverse City Family Counseling | Tip #1

Be consistent: Kids want to know what to expect. A parent should be the most reliable person in a child’s life. If you say you’re going to do something, do it. Follow through will help your child feel safe.

Traverse City Family Counseling | Tip #2

Have Goals: Having goals for yourself and for your child will help you to know what you want done. The more clear these goals are, the better. It helps to break those goals down into smaller points.

Traverse City Family Counseling | Tip #3

Keep your emotions under control: Every child knows how to push their parent’s buttons. When a parent keeps their emotions under control, it teaches children how to react in difficult situations. Here’s an inforgraphic that we use in family counseling.

Traverse City Family Counseling | Tip #4

Get lots of sleep: Children need 8-10 hours of sleep every night. When a child is well rested (a parent too) emotions are more in control. Here’s an article about How to Improve Kid’s Sleep.

Traverse City Family Counseling | Tip #5

 Know Limits: When parents understand age-appropriate limits, they will know their children’s abilities. By understanding the teen brain (Here’s an article we wrote about family counseling and the teen brain). For example, a child’s brain is not fully formed until age 24+. Their decision-making section develops last, while impulsiveness is strongest in the teen years.



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Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC

Joe Sanok is counselor that helps families in Traverse City, MI. He is also a consultant and counselor that helps small businesses and counselors in private practice.

Joe has been helping families through family counseling, marriage counseling, anxiety issues, depression, relationship concerns, parenting issues, divorce, and a variety of other counseling issues.

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