When young kids lose control of themselves, they’re not doing it on purpose. They can feel terrible afterwards and think they’re “bad” for treating people that way. They may also feel like there’s something wrong with them that can’t be fixed.
Help kids build self-esteem. Praise hard work, and celebrate successes big and small. Say that they’ll get better at controlling their behavior. That helps kids stay motivated to work on their challenges.
Also, try to focus on positives. Kids who often lose control of their actions get a lot of negative feedback because of their behavior. Point out their strengths and help them get involved in activities they’re passionate about.
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