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How to Manage Your Child's Anger

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DATE: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

TIME: 8 PM to 9 PM

PLATFORM: Google Hangouts


Presented by Dr. Roy Chan

A repeat of the September 1 presentation on the same topic, back by popular request. Suitable for parents of children aged 4 to 12 years old. 

Anger, like happiness, is just another emotion that we all experience. However, there may be times when anger feels like it might overwhelm our relationships with our children. When an angry situation escalates, we may turn to rewards/ punishment or disengagement in hopes of defusing the situation as quickly as possible. However, there are other effective ways to think about and manage anger at home.

This workshop explores how we can utilise the ideas of holding and containing from psychodynamic psychology to understand how our child’s needs evolve over time and the underlying reasons for their anger. It is highly recommended to pre-read the brief article “Dealing with Angry Outbursts in Children“, to provide you with the context that this workshop will be based on.

You will also be introduced to the Core Conflictual Relational Theme (CCRT), a technique which is useful when speaking to your children about emotional situations.

Parents can expect to gain the following knowledge:

  • Understand the process of emotional holding, how it begins at birth and continues as the child grows up
  • Understand our role as a emotional container in helping our children make sense of their more overpowering emotions as they build awareness of the world around them
  • Understand the role of transitional objects and the role they serve in maintaining security
  • Begin and continue a conversation with your child about an emotional situation in a calm, neutral, and composed way
  • Envision how these concepts come together to increase your child’s emotional literacy and make the house a more peaceful place.
About Dr. Roy Chan
Dr. Roy obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Psychology from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Dr. Roy is trilingual in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He is comfortable with different cultures and has worked in various international and local settings in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Roy is a regular speaker at schools and corporations to provide education on psychology. He last spoke at Goldman Sachs family forum in support of the continued development of social skills during COVID-19. Roy started his career as an autism therapist in school for children with moderate to severe autism in Singapore and worked with the ASD population for the past 8 years. 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact him at


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