Expressing your anger in its full glory often creates a lot of unpleasantness and can be devastating on the child psychologically. You may whack them, get impatient with them, reprimand them but it is always better to control your anger with kids because it is important to realize that kids learn quickly and they tend to absorb and emulate your mannerisms more effectively than you can imagine.
1. Think twice rationally before letting your emotions engulf you
Often, it is very easy to give in to the temptation of throwing a fit when you get really angry. Try to avoid this as many as times as possible and stop to think. Anger is usually momentary and when the moment passes, you feel ridiculous about it.
2. Prioritize through perception
Some activities of children may be quite silly and should not evoke an extreme reaction. There may be other activities that cause harm to self, property or others and should necessarily require some action to stop kids from repeating it. Cut down your fit of anger in instances that fall under the first category and try to avoid getting extreme in the second category.
3. Move away from the location
If some act of the child has put you in trouble or is driving you crazy, the first reaction is to shout or whack him/her. Instead, move away from the location. This will help you put your mind at ease so that you can come back and talk to the child rationally and act upon the situation with maturity.
4. Yell if you must
But you must shut yourself in a room before doing so. While this action is of no good to yourself, it will at least help saving the situation and will not send wrong signals to the kid.
5. Remember children listen when they want to
There are times when you should have a word with the little one if he/she is repeating certain unnecessary activities that annoy you. Choose an appropriate time and talk to him/her patiently. This will certainly evoke certain positive responses.
6. Understand that kids go through their phase
They will eventually move out of their annoying acts in a short phase of time. Showing patience is an important virtue to uphold.