Parenting Class

Struggling with violent/agressive children

Steps in reducing aggression/violence

  1. Reward nonaggressive behavior
  2. Reduce access to and displays of weapons
  3. Show good communication
  4. Stop and think when you feel your temper rising. Take a step back
  5. Provide good role modeling
  6. Provide models of peaceful behaviors
Table 11.6 page. 479

Spend time together as a family, show them that you do care

Training students to become more empathic may help reduce bullying (pg482)

Personal Experience

I have a son that was aggressive/violent when his father and I started dating. We took him for individual therapy and the therapist gave us ideas to use at home which included family time at dinner, reward positive attitudes, have his teacher help while he was at school, family night playing board games, going outside to play together. As well as me being a student in college I sat down with my son to do my homework while he needed to do his to show school is important

Things to pay attention for aggression/violence

  1. Socially withdrawn
  2. Talking negatively
  3. Acting out at home or school
  4. The group of peers that they associate with
  5. Consumption of violence filled literature and other media
  6. Talk of violence or violent acts
  7. Easily frustrated may lead to violence/aggression
  8. Hot tempered
  9. Being socially rejected by a certain peer group