Aggression In Children-What does it mean

July 13, 2016


  • Aggression In Children-What is it?

    Aggression in children is more often than not referred to as tantrums. Why do children and toddlers alike exhibit this behaviour? Why is it that parents don’t pay much concern to this exhibition of a form of aggression by their kids? What leads to aggression? So many questions but at the centre of it all, it’s the vital truth that aggression is too in fact a manner of growing up for children and a critical one at that.

    How aggression benefits the growth of a child you say? Well, aggression is influenced by a lot of factors- the environment the child is in, the manner of bringing up the child or quite simply, it’s a personality trait inherent as a part of the child character. It is important to ensure that a child is able to overcome aggression in a timely and capable way at an early stage. By doing so, it can be safely said that child is more in touch and in control of its emotional side which paves the way for a good and healthy psychological development.

    When children are growing up, especially children aged between 0-6 years, lack the precise vocabulary to communicate to those around them what is bothering them or if they want something. That is when the children usually exhibit aggressive behaviour in the form of tantrums, crying or sulking. An aggressive child usually disrupts its surroundings as well. May it be at home or at school, an aggressive child will have a hard time blending in.

    Aggressive Children if not dealt with accordingly at an early stage will become argumentative as well as verbally aggressed. These factors are definitely not healthy for a growing child. Aggressive children tend to become easily upset and irritated, annoyance becomes a constant factor in any sort of communication- active or passive. Such children appear to be angry most of the times and develop a sort of resenting behaviour towards life. Aggressive children will develop an intimidating personality which might frighten the other children which stop the other children from trying to befriend the child.

    Parents think that by labelling aggressive children as ‘bad’ or ‘naughty’ and punishing them will break their aggressive behaviour. What the parents need to understand that by trying to solve the child’s aggression with aggression of their own will only make the matters worst. What the parent’s need to remember is a no matter now testing the times are, patience is the main key in dealing with aggressive children.

    Parents need to help the children and themselves by trying to figure out what caused the aggressive behaviour, how it can be dealt with and what the parents themselves can do to help the children feel better.

    Summary- Aggression is also a vital factor in kids growing up. Even though it’s one of the toughest issues to deal with when raising children, it must never be ignored. Aggressive behaviour helps in constructive growth when dealt with accordingly in an appropriate manner.

    Punch Line- To let the kids be aggressive or not to be?

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