ARE CHILDREN AFFECTED BY YOUR ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Have you ever wondered what a long-term anger management issues and domestic violence in a relationship or marriage do to your children? A few clients at Anger Therapy London complained of arguments and their children developing significant behavioural issues for example aggression, resistance or self-harming. Oblivious about effects of domestic violence or divorce on their children clients at Anger Therapy London were being provided not only with anger management techniques but also with educational material to improve their parenting skills and knowledge about the effects of domestic violence on their children.
AGGRESSION, WITHDRAWAL, LOW SELF-ESTEEM FOUND AMONG KIDS WHO EXPERIENCED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This clinical experience from clients at Anger Therapy London about the effects of the domestic violence on children is consistent with a studies carried out by developmental psychologists on domestic violence and divorce. The studies on domestic violence and divorce found that physically abused children had lower self-esteem, withdrew and engaged in less social behaviour (Kaufman and Cicchetti, 1989). Children that were spared the physical abuse and lived in the family of where the mother was physically abused was found to be associated with developmental issues such as aggression and withdrawal (Christopoulos et al., 1987).
TEMPORARY VERSUS ONGOING CONFLICT
Anger management issues and domestic violence, conflict and divorce have played role in the impact it has on children. Differences were found between temporary conflict and ongoing conflict after divorce, where the ongoing anger management issues and conflict had worse effect on children (Block et al., 1986, Kline et al., 1989).On the bright side, researchers found that children develop well where ongoing contact with both parents exists after separation and divorce, anger management issues and conflict ended, the custodial parent is mentally fit and good relations within the stepfamily (Sroufe et al., 1996).
HOW TO RESTORE PEACE AND SAFE PLACE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND CHILDREN?
This article by Anger Therapy London that was backed up by scientific evidence shows that anger management issues, domestic violence and ongoing conflict after divorce and separation will have negative impact on your children. The comforting prospect is that if you have anger management issues you can book for sessions at Anger Therapy London with Leona Sears 07505124933 and learn anger management and conflict resolution skills to create a safe and healthy environment for your children whether you are married, separated and divorced.