My seven year old cousin has been living at my house since August last year. His mum is a drug addict that was trying to get better but then relapsed. She has since up and left him and he hasn't seen her in a month and probably won't ever again as she is dying due to the effects of her chosen lifestyle. His father is a registered sex offender but he has nothing to do with him. His step dad who he thinks is his real dead has severe issues and has been in and out of jail and has physically abused my cousin and my aunty in front of my cousin. My cousin has also been sexually abused by his 14 year old brother. He no liger has anything to do with that part of his family and as we believe it's in his best interest it is going to stay that way.
Due to what he has experienced he has a lot of issues that we are trying to get sorted out. The one that worries me the most is his anger. If something little doesn't go his way he will get angry and tell my mum he hates her and even sometimes he will start hurting himself and last night he even split his head because of it. I want to have a talk to him today about it all but I don't really know how to explain it to a 7 year old. So does anyone have any advice on how to talk to him or even how to deal with his anger! Tia