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How can I help my child express anger in a way that reduces yelling?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Explain that instead of starting messages with “You,” begin with “I.” It helps your kid stay focused on the person’s troublesome behavior without putting the person down so the chances for emotional outbursts (and yelling) are lessened. The child then tells the offender what the person did that upset him. He may also state how he’d like the problem resolved. For example: “I get really upset when you take my stuff. I want you to ask me for permission first.”  Or: “I don’t like to be teased. Please stop.”

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