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RTÉ LifeStyle's Taragh Loughrey-Grant talks with child psychotherapist Marie McGrane from Parental Pathways about the issues behind Bullying and Anger amongst kids. 

  1. Allow your child to express their angry feelings. Children experience their feelings in a very intense way and are not always able to understand how or why they are feeling this way.
  2. It’s important that Parents manage their own range of feelings. in particular, angry feelings. Children who are related to in an angry way can become compliant or highly defiant.
  3. Restoring the Childs’s belief in themselves by mirroring back their good aspects to build self-esteem.
  4. Reassure the child that he/she can seek help from appropriate caregivers such as teachers in classroom situations.
  5. The better the relationship with parent/s the more secure the child will feel and securely attached children will speak about all of their feelings.

Maria McGrane is a child Psychotherapist and co-founder of Parental Pathways. Find more information about Parental Pathways here