All children experience anger sometimes. It’s a normal reaction to life’s ups and downs as they learn to manage feelings of frustration, stress and disappointment.

Anger can be helpful – it can protect us or motivate us to achieve a goal. Other times it can be unhelpful. Adults can help children learn to understand their anger and how to express feelings without hurting themselves, other people, or property.

Learn more about children’s feelings and supporting their reactions to frustration below.

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers

School children