Raising muslim children successfully requires muslim care givers to pay attention to a wide spectrum of issues not least of those the emotional development of children and their ability to manage their emotions. Controlling one’s anger is one of the areas of emotional development dealt with in the sunnah for example where the Prophet(saw) teaches us about controlling our anger in the following well know hadith.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.”
The causes of anger and aggression in children are often not well understood by parents and caregivers and therefore difficult to address. On the ayeina.com blog, Sister Ayesha Farooq, currently studying Islamic Psychology via the IOU, takes a detailed look at possible the Causes of excessive in children and some potential solutions.