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Emotions act as an important motor in the development of young children.

Anger is one of the primary emotions (with fear, joy, sadness and interest) and plays an active role in learning.

Anger in young children (not to be confused with temper tantrums) facilitates action towards reaching a goal and can be linked to a positive human quality: persistence.

Anger predicts emotional competence in older children and is related to sustained efforts when faced with minor difficulties.