Parenting: What Triggers your Anger?

Parenting: What Triggers your Anger?

Family Communication, Parenting
Written by Elizabeth Pantley Family life is complicated and unpredictable. Day-to-day expectations and responsibilities can create angry emotions in both parents and children. No matter how skilled you are at parenting, no matter how wonderful your children are, you cannot eliminate or avoid the unpleasant situations that occur in all families. However, once you understand where the anger comes from you can modify the situation and learn ways to control your reactions, so that anger can occupy a smaller place in your home. Our children bring us incredible joy. Yet, there are times that they can bring out the anger in us. It is helpful to identify the things that provoke your anger so you can make positive changes in your household.  What sets you off? Most parents get angry…
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Unrealistic Expectations as Parental Anger Triggers

Family Communication, Parenting
**This is a guest post by Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama** Unrealistic Expectations as Parental Anger Triggers originally appeared here. This version has been updated. Parenting is one of the most stressful jobs you will ever undertake. Each stage of a child’s growth and development has its stressors. However, I believe that parents often add to these stressors by placing unrealistic and unfair expectations on their children. When these expectations go unmet or challenged, parental anger can creep in. In an effort to assist parents in managing parental anger, I would like to highlight those expectations that I see as having the potential to lead to stress and anger. My hope is that as parents, you will take a look at how you interact with and parent your children as…
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6 Creative Ways To Help Children Deal with Anger

6 Creative Ways To Help Children Deal with Anger

Family Communication, Parenting, Preschoolers 3-5 yrs
Anger is one complex emotion. Anger comes from feelings of frustration, sadness, displeasure, irritation and a host of other feelings jumbled together.  The thing is, anger gets a bad reputation;  it’s just not nice to be angry… Especially children are expected to not get angry, but really anger should not be ignored, forgotten or squashed deep down. Festering anger can lead to a host of difficulties like sleep problems, headaches, moodiness and low-self-esteem. Learning to deal with our anger as well as helping our children learn to recognize, accept and process their anger is very healthy. Having healthy outlets to explore and release the feelings is a great way for children to build emotional intelligence.  Below are 6 ways to encourage children to deal with pent up anger and discover…
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