We all love children, but the stresses of COVID-19, worries about money and isolation can make us easily angry. This is how we can maintain control of our anger so that we don’t hurt others.

1. Stop in the first place

• We are always stressed and angry for the same thing / reason.

• What makes you angry? When does it happen? How do you usually react? • Stop it in the first place. If it happens when you are tired, take a break or go to bed. If it happens when you are hungry, always make sure you eat something. If you feel lonely, get someone’s help.

• Take care of yourself.

• Brain science shows that if you control anger or do something positive, it contributes to enhancing children’s brain development. It was truly a success!

2. Take a break

• When you feel angry, calm yourself down for 20 seconds. Exhale and exhale slowly 5 times before you say or do anything

• Move away for 10 minutes to regain control of your emotions. If you have a safe space of your own outdoors, go outside.

• If you are in a situation where your baby won’t stop crying, it’s okay to lie down in a safe place and go somewhere for a while. Calling someone else can calm you down. Check your baby every 5-10 minutes.

3. Take care of yourself

• We all have a need to communicate. Talk to friends, family and support networks every day.

• Reduce or quit drinking, especially while the child is awake.

• Do you have a weapon or something that can be used to hit someone? Lock them up, hide them or leave them somewhere outside.

• If being at home is unsafe for your child, you can let your child go out to help or somewhere else for a while. The COVID-19 epidemic didn’t last indefinitely – we just need to get through this phase now… day by day, day by day.

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