Why is Dad So Mad at His Children?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

When a father gets mad at his children, it can cause deep hurts that can impact their self-esteem, sense of worth and how much they feel loved. It’s a parent’s job to keep their anger in check and not let it spill onto their kids.

A father who is constantly mad at his children may be unable to cope with his own problems. He may have failed to resolve his marital issues or he could be struggling with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. It’s possible that he had bad experiences in the military or a troubled childhood, which have left him with an inability to express his emotions appropriately.

Anger can be triggered by insecurities and feelings of being inadequate. Some people have a tendency to swallow their emotions and become moody in order to avoid expressing them. When these dissatisfactions are unaddressed, they can grow into petty irritations that are easily triggered by the slightest thing.

Another trigger for anger is jealousy. It’s easy for a dad to look over at his neighbor’s house, car or well-behaved children and feel envious of them. This can lead to passive anger, which manifests in a variety of ways including rolling eyes and elevated tones. This type of anger should be addressed with a therapist.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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