Readers submit chinuch questions to a panel of renown educators
This week's question:
Our eight-year-old son has a hard time controlling his frustration/anger. Now, much of his anger is caused by or directed at the special-needs sibling directly under him, but now that mode of behavior has become the norm. Although he is generally bright, fun-loving and caring, in cases where he feels angry or inadequate he lashes out (usually physically) and continues to simmer for a long time after. It often takes a total change of scenery or even a nap to re-channel his energy.
Do the esteemed panelists have any methods to help us help our son gain control over his emotions, or any perspective on the challenge faced by children with special needs siblings? Thank you.
For the response, see this week's printed edition.