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Suitable for: Families with primary-age children
When your child shouts it can be frustrating, embarrassing, and annoying, but it's one of the ways your child communicate with you.
When children experience big emotions, they often respond in a big way, like shouting. Adults do it too. Shouting is a natural reaction when we feel angry, frustrated, or upset.
We don’t want our children to suppress these big emotions - that's not healthy. We all feel angry sometimes. Instead, we can help them to calm down before they lose control and start shouting.
Helping your child calm down
Getting calm starts with your child recognising how they’re feeling. Just naming an emotion can reduce how intensely your child experiences it.