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Four Steps Model
Step 1: Identify the Behavior
Step 2: Understand the Effects
Step 3: Identify the Cause
Step 4: Avoid Mistakes

Related Behaviors
The Bully
The Defier
The Exploder
The Fighter
The Overly Aggressive
Behaviors At School

The Angry

Behavior: Specific attitudes and actions of this child at home and/or at school.

  • Mad all the time-at him/herself, others, or both.

  • Degree of the anger varies, but it is frequent even if not intense.

  • Strikes out verbally and physically at others, including parents, teachers, other children or siblings. Hostile even toward authority figures he/she doesn't know.

  • May yell out or throw objects.

  • Manifests an attitude of being mad at the world. Has a chip on his/her shoulder.

  • Usually defensive regarding reason for anger. In his/her mind the anger is justified. Will even say, "Who wouldn't be angry?"

  • If his/her reason is not accepted, will become offensive toward the person who does not agree with his/her stance.

  • Has very little self-control. Often loses control of him/herself when angry.

  • May appear to be overindulged by adults and peers alike.

  • May throw tantrums.

  • Almost always blames others for what has caused his/her anger.

  • Often, rather than say "I'm sorry," threatens to get angrier "the next time."