BEEing Angry

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone has and we can feel angry for lots of different reasons.

These could be:

  • Being told off by your teacher
  • Being lied to
  • Being blamed for something you haven’t done
  • Wanting to do something you are not allowed to do

Children can find it hard to explain the way they are feeling but we need to be able to manage our feelings of anger in a safe way so that we don’t hurt ourselves, others or the things around us.

Tips for when you start to feel angry:

  • Talk to a parent or trusted grown up about the way you are feeling
  • Speak to a friend you can trust
  • Do something you enjoy
  • Think good thoughts about something that makes you happy
  • Concentrate on your breathing (see some suggestions of breathing exercises)

It is impossible to never get angry. Remember that the way you act when you are angry can make what happens afterwards better or worse.

Where to go for further help:

  • If you are a child or the parent of a child who is feeling angry a lot, you can go to see your GP to see if they can help.
  • Your school can contact Compass BUZZ to help your teachers support you better in school.