“Anger is a child’s way of letting us know that something in their world either doesn’t feel right. Either because there’s been a drastic change in the moment, or because something they perceived would be happening is false or it’s become untrue.” – Fernando Gonzalez
Watch this quick video from Susan Stutzman and Fernando Gonzalez as they talk about how to understand your child’s anger.
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