I m in joint family so there are also other kids in family. I have only one boy, no sibling is of him. he get angry with other kids. no doubt he play with them. but many times he got angry and expect from me to support him whether he is wrong or right but I want him to handle the situation calmly. plz help me

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Sibling rivalry is a very common thing. Children at such a young age can get angry to show or express some sort of frustration or to seek attention. You need to avoid scolding him when he is behaving badly as that would mean giving him attention. Rather start praising him when he is good. For instance, when he behaves well, hug him, praise him, clap for him & give him a smile. Talk politely & avoid shouting or scolding him. Also, you need to teach him the appropriate way of expressing anger and frustration. Add words to his vocabulary, which express his true emotions. For instance, "Are you upset about something?" "What makes u angry?". If he says yes, acknowledge his feelings. Give him options by asking him what would make him feel better - say a long drive, or be going to the park or even listening to his favourite song would work wonders. Or else divert his mind and involve him in a play or some other thing. Also, introduce the concept of friendship and group playing. He will eventually find joy in playing with other kids without getting angry. Hope this will be of help to you!

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