It seems to me that when children are angry, it makes us feel helpless , vulnerable, afraid, uncomfortable, and out of control. Children’s anger immediately becomes something adults need to quell, quash, repress, redirect, close down, shut out, punish, or get rid of. Holding still and helping a child explore and process all those tumultuous, complicated feelings is seldom considered an option. And yet we all so desperately need to find ways to express our anger productively in order to make a stand for who we are and what we believe in. If adults cannot help children do this, who will?
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