A household doctor, Dr Achiaka Irabor says anger is a pure response to unfair or unhealthy conditions however kids have to learn to calm themselves down when they’re indignant as a result of it’s an emotion that’s transient.
Irabor, additionally a developmental psychologist on the College Faculty Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, who spoke on the ASIDO basis’s Might 2022 Interactive Month-to-month Group Engagement in commemoration of 2022 Kids’s day, mentioned though, kids could really feel justified to really feel indignant, nonetheless it’s a pure response and never a sign that one thing was incorrect with them.
Based on her, at the same time as love, pleasure, and unhappiness are feelings that have an effect on people lots, it’s the similar with anger and as such, they need to learn to handle anger.
“It’s pure for us to get indignant, however the response shouldn’t be actual. It’s transient. Controlling of anger is learnt even by adults and if we don’t know management our anger, we will even be thought of as folks not correctly skilled. This can be a talent that makes life higher.
“What occurs actually after we get indignant? The primary is the stimulus, which is what truly causes the irritation. The subsequent stage is the escalation section when the extent of anger is climbing. There are alternative ways folks reply to anger. However regardless of how the anger is justified, it doesn’t pay.”
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Dr Irabor acknowledged that via imagery and dragon respiratory, kids can be taught to deal with their anger since issues like strolling away are usually not age and culturally appropriate for kids.
She added, “Additionally, participating in one thing pleasurable, listening to music, going out to play, indoor and outside video games, together with taking part in soccer and studying martial arts, will assist them to learn to management their anger.”
Dr Irabor mentioned kids additionally have to develop a mechanism of remembering to make use of these anger coping strategies when anger is coming their manner.
The highest 10 winners of the ASIDO youngsters problem, with the theme “How Can I Calm Myself down when I’m indignant” included Nasreen Ismail Hanafi; Damilare Orunmuyi; Oluwasemilanu Oseni and Toluwani Orunmuyi.