There are many reasons why children would have anger issues. One of the reason is that the child does not have the skills to manage his/her anger. Anger issues can also be a symptom of another issue, such as depression, oppositional defiant disorder, reactive attachment disorder, or trauma. A complete history and assessment is needed in order to differentiate anger issues.
Symptoms of Anger Issues
- Punching or kicking things or people
- Reacting quickly and violently to small problems
- Difficulty calming his/her self down
- Feeling frustrated
- Breaking objects
- Arguing about the same things