Category Archives: Anger

Parenting Tip: Manage Children’s Frustrations by Changing the Mood

Has your child ever protested or refused to get ready to go when you tell him it is time to leave a friend’s house? This can be a very annoying – not to mention embarrassing – situation be in. When … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: 3 Ways to Cope with Your Children’s Anger

Have you ever had to deal with an angry child? Chances are, if you are a parent, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Dealing with your kid’s outbursts can be very frustrating. You may get mad at your child for … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip: Focus on Children’s Actual Behavior, Not their Mood

Have you ever had to say “no” to your children when they ask to do something? Or have your children ever resisted doing something you tell them to do? You use all your positive parenting skills to get them to … Continue reading

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Amygdala Hijacking

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it. -Mitch Hedberg, Comedian   Speaking of brains, … Continue reading

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What Triggers your Anger?

“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.”- Plato ME (pregnant with my first child, talking to my wise, elderly Aunt Louise): “When my child is born he will … Continue reading

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Expressing Anger

“It doesn’t matter how you feel inside, you know. It’s what shows up on the outside that counts. Take all your bad feelings and push them down, all the way down past your knees, until you’re almost walking on them. … Continue reading

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Don’t let Anger Overtake Your Children

Anger is a short madness. – Horace As a result of the last argument I had with my husband, our house is spotless.  According to WebMD.com “emotions such as anger and hostility quickly activate the ‘fight or flight response,’ in … Continue reading

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Diminishing Anger with Humor

“I could fix this if I just had some duct tape.” – MacGyver (fictional TV character who resolved impending disasters at a moment’s notice with common household items) Humor is my own personal duct tape. Why? Because humor can “fix” … Continue reading

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Taming the Anger Monster in Children

“Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry.”                    ~ Lyman Abbott Children get angry – it is normal.  There are many reasons for a child’s anger, such as underlying feelings of embarrassment, tiredness and … Continue reading

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