This shows how anger is passed on in the family. This child is demonstrating the emotions observed in the home. If a child is raised in a home where one parent constantly criticizes and belittles the other, the child learns to criticize and belittle others and themselves. Sadly, the negative perception is considered ‘normal behavior’ and carries over into new relationships.
High conflict divorces may complicate how the child deals with conflict. No one is born with an anger problem. Anger and aggressive response styles are learned behaviors.
Pic from post on FB page for Dr Kaylene Henderson- Child Psychiatrist, Feb 26, 2015.
Post link: https://www.facebook.com/drkaylenehenderson/photos/pb.340509142667649.-2207520000.1427041318./865966270121931/?type=3&theater
FB page link: https://www.facebook.com/drkaylenehenderson
#86, Legacy of Anger