Tag Archives: anger

How to Manage Holiday Anger

by on December 5, 2021

Driving during the holidays requires a bit of patience, lots of control, and a sprinkle of endurance. As I was driving down the left side of the highway slightly faster than normal because I was late, suddenly someone cut me off. I slammed on the breaks and skidded a bit almost hitting the concrete barrier…. (more…)

How to Stop Making Your Kids Angry

by on May 10, 2020

While it may not seem like it, often times a parent is capable of creating or fostering negative emotions like anger in their children. A child who was once cooperative and reasonable may develop a habitual pattern of angry behavior, and this is not always something that a parent can blame on their kid. The… (more…)

5 Steps to Stopping Holiday Anger

by on December 7, 2019

Driving during the holidays requires a bit of patience, lots of control, and a sprinkle of endurance. As I was driving down the left side of the highway slightly faster than normal because I was late, suddenly someone cut me off. I slammed on the breaks and skidded a bit almost hitting the concrete barrier…. (more…)

10 Emotions That Can be Unintentionally Inherited by Children

by on October 7, 2018

Amy’s anxiety was through the roof. She couldn’t remember the last time she felt at peace. Her mind raced obsessively with thoughts of worst-possible outcomes, reliving past hurts over and over, and fortune-telling what everyone around her was thinking. She found herself going to dark places of imagining what would happen if her husband died,… (more…)

Why Adults Throw Toddler Temper Tantrums

by on January 15, 2018

“This is ridiculous,” James said after witnessing his soon-to-be ex-wife losing it because she didn’t get her way. She sounded like a 2-year-old who didn’t get a piece of candy with the same level of irrational reasoning. Her arms were flinging around, she threw a few small objects, her voice raised a couple of octaves,… (more…)

19 Things to Do with Anger Other Than Explode

by on January 6, 2018

Mitchell was furious after leaving the front office. A student reported this anger outburst with her mother to the administration. Upon finding her in the hallway, he unleashed on the student calling her stupid and belittling her. When she tried to get away, he abused his authority to keep her present and continued his harassment… (more…)

10 Tips for Living with a Borderline

by on January 6, 2018

As a teenager, Melanie was diagnosed as bi-polar after one of her psychiatric inpatient stays. She was told the several different medications would help curb her tendencies towards high risk behaviors. It did not. Rather, the medications made her more angry and anxious, so she stopped taking them all together. She would go for months… (more…)

10 Reasons Why People Won’t Move On After Divorce

by on October 12, 2017

Divorce is hard. No healthy person enters into a marriage for the sole purpose of getting a divorce. Marriage is designed to be a long-term loving commitment between two people. But each person brings baggage into the marriage which can cause one or both spouses to act out inappropriately. Prolonged, unrepentant damage often leads to… (more…)

Healthy and Unhealthy Expressions of Anger

by on October 12, 2017

Anger is expressed in one of four ways. Three out of the four types are unhealthy manifestations: aggressive, passive-aggressive and suppressive.  While only one, assertive is healthy. Most people remain consistently in one or two categories depending on the circumstances. For instance, a person might be aggressive at home (because they are more comfortable) but… (more…)

Three Ways Parents Create Anger in Kids

by on October 12, 2017

The best way to understand this concept is through a story. Ulla complained about her 6-year-old son’s angry behavior so she brought him in for an appointment. At first he seemed fine but then threw a temper tantrum when he did not get his way. “You make me so angry,” he said in direct reference… (more…)

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