Anger can be a terrifying and degrading experience for your child if you're taking your anger out on them. When you abuse your child physically or verbally, you are actually sending a wrong signal to your child. It can also lead to lasting and lethal implications, so it's crucial that as a parent, you must always keep your anger in check.
A recent report that I have read have shown that children whose parents often express anger are more likely to be difficult to discipline. Identify problems from your past and honestly look at current situations that are making you unhappy and full of anger.
Is it work related, pressure from your boss, unfulfilled goals that are bothering you, relationship issues with your spouse and circle of friends or you are frustrated simply of so many things that are beyond your control. If all your child ever sees is your angry face and hears an angry voice, that's what they'll most likely grow into as well.
Young children always model after their parents in terms of behavior and what they learn in the initial age of between 1 to 3 years old will have a lasting impact on how they will turn out to be in the future.
If you ever face a situation where you know that you are going to explode in anger in front of your children, follow this mantra. "Take a deep breath, walk away, get a grip on yourself" before addressing the situation. Another way is to douse yourself with a bucket of cold water over your head! 🙂 Highly recommended! Ha!
P.S It's tough but you have to make the effort to keep your anger in check. I know that from personal experiences especially when I have two little devils at home fighting each other and making so much noise everyday. 🙂